Despite social distancing and sheltering in place guidelines, the State of Nevada, through ProjectWorthNV.org, and problem gambling provider organizations have removed the barrier to obtaining help. Treatment provider organizations are evolving recovery methods and going digital with low-cost or free telehealth services. As a result, Nevada’s state-funded problem gambling recovery centers are providing telehealth services to accommodate social distancing protocols and to continue offering their confidential services during the pandemic.
Reno Problem Gambling Center and New Frontier Treatment Center in northern Nevada have completely shifted to digital care. Las Vegas-based centers, Robert Hunter International Problem Gambling Center and Mental Health Counseling and Consulting, continue to provide in-person recovery and are adhering to social distancing guidelines. They are also providing treatment via confidential phone calls and HIPAA-compliant video conferencing. Bristlecone Family Resources in Reno is offering telehealth care for its outpatient services and following social distancing guidelines with its residential program participants.
Project Worth is an online tool designed to connect Nevadans to free and low-cost problem gambling treatment resources. Project Worth’s top priority is to enhance the safety, health and welfare of all Nevadans by informing and encouraging Nevadans who are struggling with gambling problems to seek help. Project Worth is supported by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public and Behavioral Health.
The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health is part of the Department of Health and Human Services, under the Executive Branch of the State of Nevada. The Division of Public and Behavioral Health is comprised of the former Health Division and Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services, which merged on July 1, 2013.
This was reported by PR Newswire on March 30, 2020.
Contact information: Martha Framsted, Public Information Officer, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public and Behavioral health, 4150 Technology Way, Carson City, NV 89706; 775-684-4200; Email: email@example.com; Website: http://dpbh.nv.gov