Fayette Recovery Center continues operating during pandemic

By Jonathan Bennett - FRC Executive Director

Substance use disorders and mental illnesses don’t take a break during the pandemic. In fact, the isolation and stress from the pandemic have made these problems worse for many people in Fayette County.

Governor DeWine classified behavioral health as essential healthcare, which means agencies like Fayette Recovery Center have continued to operate and see clients in spite of the shelter-in-place measures.

At Fayette Recovery Center, this has included providing telehealth services, which includes seeing clients over phone calls and Zoom.

However, while telehealth is ideal during the crisis, it’s not always feasible for everyone. Many people in Fayette County lack a reliable internet connection or don’t have enough minutes on their cell phones to devote to counseling. Also, many people aren’t tech savvy.

As a result, Fayette Recovery Center has provided limited in-person services for those with technological barriers. All clients and employees in the office are subject to temperature checks and mandated social distancing.

In this difficult time, Fayette Recovery Center and its staff remain committed to providing behavioral healthcare services to anyone who needs the help.

By Jonathan Bennett

FRC Executive Director