Do you need help for an addiction but fear you may not follow through with a program that requires regular visits to the doctor? MyRecoveryCouch, based in Austin, Texas, and Green Bay, Wisconsin, has a solution for you. Olan Halim, MD, James Koch, PA, and the team provide addiction medicine care through telemedicine and telehealth services. They are licensed to care for patients living in Texas, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida, Alabama, and Georgia. Call the practice to learn more about their telemedicine and telehealth services, or book a consultation online today.

Telemedicine/Telehealth Q & A

What are telemedicine and telehealth?

Telemedicine and telehealth are services that allow you to get the health care you need without an in-office visit. Though used interchangeably, telemedicine and telehealth are different remote health services.


Telemedicine is the remote one-on-one time with your provider. Instead of seeing your provider at the office, you meet through a video conference on your smartphone, tablet, or computer, or by phone call.


Telehealth refers to the use of telecommunication technology to deliver health services. Telehealth includes services like online scheduling, electronic medical records, and the ability to send prescriptions to the pharmacy electronically.

Telehealth also includes the use of innovative devices that monitor your health, like a blood glucose monitoring device for diabetes that electronically transmits your blood glucose numbers to your provider.

MyRecoveryCouch provides both telemedicine and telehealth services.

What are the benefits of telemedicine and telehealth?

MyRecoveryCouch is an addiction medicine practice.

People struggling with addiction or substance abuse may have a hard time seeking help for their problem due to concerns about confidentiality and time. However, with telemedicine and telehealth services at MyRecoveryCouch, you get the comprehensive care you need to manage your addiction or substance abuse problem from a place that’s convenient for you.

Telemedicine and telehealth services save you time and keep your health needs confidential.

With telemedicine and telehealth, the addiction medicine specialists at MyRecoveryCouch are always available, providing urgent care for your unique health needs.

In addition to addiction medicine, MyRecoveryCouch provides chronic disease management for conditions like asthma, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

What can I expect during telemedicine and telehealth?

You can expect the same type of care through the telemedicine and telehealth services at MyRecoveryCouch that you’d expect from an in-person office visit.

To get started, you first register online and complete a questionnaire, which helps the practice match you with the right provider; then, you schedule an appointment.

Your provider contacts you on the scheduled day and time and asks detailed questions about your health needs and goals. They also review your medical and mental health history.

After your initial interview, your provider makes recommendations for treatment, which may include medications that get sent electronically to your pharmacy of choice.

MyRecoveryCouch also sends drug screening kits to patients struggling with an addiction to help them stay accountable.

Your provider schedules your next appointment at the end of your visit.

Telemedicine and telehealth make it easier than ever for you to get the care you need. For personalized care, call MyRecoveryCouch or schedule your telemedicine appointment online today.