BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The social distancing and self isolation during the pandemic has been linked to an increase in depression and anxiety.
The practice of telehealth, virtual health services, helps to connect those in need of medical services during a time when they cannot meet in person. That's why the Quincy Behavioral Health Clinic has focused its efforts on telehealth.
Mindy Miller, Director of Outpatient Services at the clinic, said this practice has been well-received so far.
"We didn't have any lapse in care at all, all of our current clients continue to be seen," Miller said.
They have been able to take on new clients as well, who were not able to receive care previously due to transportation or childcare issues.
The goal is to now create an entire online clinic.
"We really would like to have our two in-person clinics, the one in Quincy and the one in Taunton," Miller said. "And then also a virtual clinic so we can reach clients that we typically wouldn't be able to see."
Those interested in being treated are encouraged to reach out to Behavioral Health Services' parent organization, Volunteers of America of Massachusetts on their website or at 508-822-4027.
WBZ NewsRadio's Suzanne Sausville (@wbzSausville) reports