Location: United States
Boulder Care provides a treatment plan for opioid and alcohol use that is entirely remote
Boulder Care is a telehealth platform that uses evidence-based recovery to help people overcome their addictions. Everything is done remotely through an app, even receiving medication, which makes the program accessible and more welcoming for those who prefer some anonymity. Virtual services supporting people who are looking for help with addiction are growing. They include Dynamicare, which includes a goal-based approach with financial rewards and Less Drinks, an app to support alcohol reduction through tracking.
New patients are assigned a care team made up of three people. A care advocate helps the patient schedule appointments and navigate insurance, a peer coach helps support the patient using their own experience with addiction, and a specialist addiction clinician to provide medication and look after health-related concerns.
If the clinician decides it is appropriate for the patient, they may prescribe Suboxone, which is a medication used in opioid addiction. The patient can pick up at their local pharmacy or have mailed to their door. The custom care plan will include peer support, regular video visits, and access to their care team whenever needed.
In response to Covid-19, Boulder Care is offering additional services to help transition patients to telehealth services and is providing primary care services to their program participants.