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Virtual Outpatient Services

Gateway Foundation offers virtual addiction treatment online in the comfort of your home or office. Utilizing the same core evidence-based curriculum Gateway is known for, participants receive the same quality of care in the virtual outpatient program. Given today’s environment, many people are not able to go out to a program and prefer to stay at home, while still needing addiction treatment services. Participants can choose programs from:

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Utilizing our telehealth platform, participants see and engage with our therapists and other participants in the group. A combination of group therapy, individual therapy, psycho-educational groups, assignments and other treatment modalities are used in our interactive sessions. Topics include co-occurring disorders, relapse prevention, addiction therapy, mindfulness and creative recovery, among other topics discussed. Attendance days and times can differ based on location. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is available as well.

Most insurance plans pay for Gateway Foundation’s virtual outpatient sessions, leaving minimal out of pocket expenses. For more information about getting started today, please call 877-505-HOPE(4673)

What is the Gateway Connect App?

We live in an increasingly technological world. Current events have only showcased the growing importance of virtual offerings, especially when managing your sobriety. Recovery from substance addiction is a lifelong process that requires commitment and focus. Thanks to our gateway connect app, you are never alone in your recovery journey. Download our app on your smartphone or tablet to stay connected with fellow Gateway alumni. This service empowers your recovery in several vital ways, allowing you to benefit from:

  • Peer support
  • Social activities
  • Educational workshops
  • Links to resources, such as blogs, podcasts and books

This interactive tool allows you to receive the support and encouragement you need when you need it the most, straight to your mobile device. Download the Gateway Foundation Alum app – g-connect from Gateway from the App Store or Google Play.

Addiction Medicine. Saving Lives

For over 50 years, Gateway Foundation has been the trusted choice for effective, medically based addiction treatment services in the Midwest and nationally. While we may have evolved with the times to ensure more effective and inclusive services, our core values have remained the same.

Just because your sessions take place via our online platform does not change our commitment to your care. Our compassionate, licensed and credentialed staff will get to know you virtually and develop a treatment plan that fits your unique needs and goals. Important components of this virtual program that help your recovery be successful and sustainable are:

  • Co-occurring focus to address both substance use and mental health issues
  • A flexible format to fit individual circumstances and obligations
  • A program that is with you, where ever you go
  • Experts in addiction medicine and recovery, accessible from the safety of your home or office
  • Medications, if needed to help ease withdrawal symptoms, cravings or underlying psychiatric conditions
  • A long-standing alumni program to support you during and after treatment

Is Gateway Connect Programming Covered by Insurance?

Most insurance plans pay for Gateway Foundation’s virtual outpatient sessions, leaving minimal out-of-pocket expenses. Additionally, outpatient care is a more affordable addiction treatment option. For more information about getting started today, please call 877-505-HOPE (4673).

Who Do Program Participants Interact with Virtually?

If you are considering online substance abuse treatment via Gateway Connect, you may be wondering how it works. Who will be there on the other end of your telehealth sessions? Thanks to the power of technology, our online outpatient program mirrors many of our in-person treatment components — just through a different medium. We use HIPAA-compliant teleconferencing platforms that allow you to see and hear the other participants in your group and individual counseling sessions.

During your individual therapy sessions, you will meet one-on-one with a licensed substance use disorder counselor. Group counseling includes others who are also participating online. Your facilitator will note who is involved for documentation purposes. Other than that, you can choose to share as much or as little as you wish during these group discussions. You can also limit your video and audio access.

While telehealth group counseling may feel more removed and less personal, many prefer it, as it opens up a wide range of possibilities for building stronger relationships virtually. Online addiction treatment allows you to form bonds with no physical limitations. You may find you have more time and ability to join virtual communities that would have been too far away if they were in person. Our virtual hub includes support services that can boost your recovery efforts.

On-site Locations

Gateway Foundation is the largest national nonprofit treatment provider with locations in Illinois. Our residential treatment centers in Illinois offer are in or close to your community, which enables families to participate in their loved one’s recovery. Our outpatient centers are located within a short drive from many metro areas across the state.

We offer all levels of care, including:

The inclusion of gateway connect outpatient care makes our treatment programs more convenient and accessible than ever before. No matter where you live, you have access to outstanding, evidence-based addiction treatment services with Gateway.

Partner with Us for Life

Recovery is a lifelong process that requires continued focus and commitment. You will benefit from ongoing support from other alumni, social activities and educational workshops to help empower your recovery for life. We also offer our alumni continued support on their mobile devices through our own gateway connect app. That means that even after your virtual outpatient program ends, our accessible online services ensure you have a partner for life who will be there when the going gets tough.

“I do not believe I would have come as far as I have today without Gateway’s Virtual Outpatient Program. This program removed all the anxieties of having to go to and from group.”

— Jeannette S., Alumni of Gateway’s Virtual Outpatient Program

View our Virtual Outpatient PDF here.

How to Get Started 

Call us at 877-381-6538 (HOPE) for a free, confidential assessment to see if we are appropriate for you. The assessment takes just a few minutes, and if we are not the right place for you, we can make recommendations. Gateway Foundation is in-network with most insurance providers.

Contact us online for more information about our virtual outpatient programs and other evidence-based treatment options.

Read more about Gateway Connect in Treatment Magazine.

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