Telehealth
Opportunities

Is one of your resolutions this year to live a healthy lifestyle?

Your participation in the CBUS WIFI pilot program grants you access to virtual telehealth opportunities such as group therapy sessions, virtual exercise programs, virtual cooking programs and a community health worker all in partnership with the Ohio State Medical Center and Ohio Health. See the opportunites below!
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Know where to go for care! Ohio Health

With so many options for care—including primary care, urgent care, virtual care, or emergency care—it can be confusing to know where to go when you need treatment. Choose the right care from the start with this helpful guide.

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A little bit of exercise makes a big impact on your health OSU Wexner Medical Center

Exercise can help you lose weight, add years to your life, and treat and prevent more than 40 diseases, including diabetes and high blood pressure. Get started on your fitness journey with help from the Exercise is Medicine program. The first 100 participants will receive a free Garmin fitness tracker.

Exercise is Medicine (EIM) works with your doctor to make a fitness plan just for you.

  • The program has three one-on-one and 16 group sessions over 11 weeks. Some are virtual and some are in person.
  • Exercise experts lead sessions, which occur twice each week.
  • A workout coach who will support and motivate you
  • A group you can work out with
  • New exercises you can do at home
  • A wearable device that tracks your activity and that you can send to your coach!
  • Lessons about health and fitness
  • Savings on health club memberships

Referred participants from this program will be able to participate in the EIM program at no charge at the following locations:

Eldon and Elsie Ward YMCA
130 Woodland Ave, Columbus, OH 43203

Columbus Recreation and Parks Locations
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Additionally, The first 100 referred participants will receive a free Garmin Vivoactive® 4 fitness tracker.

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Mind-Body Therapy For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) OSU Wexner Medical Center

The Ohio State University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health invites you to participate in an 8-week Mind-Body therapy study (1 group therapy session per week). You will learn techniques to recognize and manage emotions and thoughts connected to your personal. Participants will be compensated.

This program is part of a Research project (IRB 2021H0255) from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health.

Who can participate?

  • Age is 18 – 72
  • Current diagnosis of PTSD

What is involved?

  • A Virtual program – all online, no in-person
  • 3 “Zoom” interviews/ assessments
  • 8 weeks of Mind-Body Therapy

The Group Therapy Sessions (MBCT or MRT) will be held once a week for 8 weeks via Zoom. Each session will be about 1.5-2 hours long and free of charge.

MBCT involves learning how to pay attention to emotions, thoughts, and sensations in the body.

PMR involves learning how to progressively relax your body and mind through squeezing and relaxing your muscles.

  • Each session will also have time for questions and discussion and involve practicing what you learn in the weekly sessions at home (1 session per week) by Zoom
  • 2 fMRI Scans (at OSU Campus)

Compensation

  • $25 for each assessment (x3)
  • $75 for each fMRI Scan (x2)
  • Up to $15 additional for a game in the scanner (x2)
  • $10 internet allowance for each virtual study visit and treatment session (x12)

In all, the total compensation will be up to $375 for participating in the study.

Email: MindfulnessLab@osumc.edu

Call: (614) 688-9537

Experiencing stress or anxiety? OSU Wexner Medical Center

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is seeking volunteers to help us explore new methods of relaxation and mindfulness. Discover ways to manage stress and anxiety and improve your day-to-day functioning in just eight weekly sessions. Participants will be compensated.

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center offers a Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) program. MBCT is a group-based intervention that was designed to facilitate recovery from depression and prevent future depressive relapses. The treatment has also been shown to be helpful for individuals with anxiety. Participants use mindfulness to develop a new way of relating to their experiences using acceptance, compassion, and curiosity.

This is not a research study.

Program details: 

  • One initial individual evaluation for screening and orientation- can be virtual
  • Commitment to attending eight weeks of two-hour group sessions and one day-long retreat delivered virtually
  • Commitment to 40-50 minutes of daily home practice during the program (audio files will be provided to facilitate home practice)

Who should participate? 

  • Participants must have a diagnosis of depression and/or anxiety
  • Participants are most likely to benefit from the program if they are functioning well in their daily lives and have the energy and motivation to engage in assigned home practices consistently 

Who should not participate?

  • Persons with current or past psychotic features; have received electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in the past six-months; are actively abusing substances; have current suicidality or who are unable to function appropriately in a group setting.

Interested in joining a session?

The next session will be starting summer 2022. If you are interested, please contact Sophie Lazarus at Sophie.Lazarus@osumc.edu for more information on joining the MBCT groups.

Are you a patient with Diabetes and Symptoms of Depression? Are you interested in participating in research? OSU Wexner Medical Center

Our research team is currently enrolling participants in an 8-week study to learn the benefits of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on those suffering from type 2 diabetes and symptoms of depression. Qualified participants will be compensated.

We are currently enrolling participants in research study to examine the effects of Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on symptoms of depression and diabetes.

You May Qualify If:

  • You are between the ages of 18-75
  • You have type 2 diabetes
  • You are feeling symptoms of depression

Participation Involves:

  • Initial interview to determine eligibility
  • Completion of surveys and blood draws
  • An 8-week mindfulness-based treatment that is virtual

You will receive some compensation for your time.

For more information, please contact us at  sophie.lazarus@osumc.edu or 614-293-1715


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