Telehealth clinic to help young adults with irritable bowels

Published: 09-05-2023 3:54 PM

LEBANON — Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center has launched a new telehealth clinic to support young adults with inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

The program, Teaching Health Resilience in IBD Through Virtual Engagement, or THRIVE, is for young adults between the ages of 18 and 26 years old who are living with IBD.

The clinic aims to assist young people who are transitioning from pediatric to adult care by offering a multi-disciplinary intake televisit with a gastroenterologist, psychologist and social worker, as well as pharmacists and nutritionists. In addition to addressing the patients’ bowel inflammation, the clinic also aims to help address mental health, school and social stressors that can accompany the disease.

The clinic was established with money from the Susan & Richard Levy Health Care Delivery Incubator.

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