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St. Joseph’s Recovery Center offering remote options for mental health

St. Joseph’s Recovery Center in Parkersburg is offering telehealth services to residents mentally impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. For more information, call 304 916-1881. (Photo by Jess Mancini)

PARKERSBURG — St. Joseph’s Recovery Center Tuesday started offering telehealth services to residents who are mentally impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

‘The reason is to help those who do not have a mental health provider during this crisis,” said Jordan Granus, program director for St. Joseph’s Recovery.

The facility, licensed by the Department of Health and Human Resources, is providing the help as a community service during these extraordinary circumstances that have placed additional pressure on all health-care facilities, according to Granus.

“Everyone is feeling it,” she said.

Residents may have feelings of anxiety, depression and isolation during the crisis. They can call St. Joseph’s at 304 916-1881 and a session over the telephone or by internet will be arranged, Granus said.

Callers who have insurance will be billed through their carriers, she said. For those who do not have insurance, St. Joseph’s will offer the service for free, Granus said.

The service started on Tuesday. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.

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