Helplink offers confidential assistance
VERMONT- The Vermont Department of Health has launched VTHelplink, a new, single source clearinghouse for Vermonters to receive free, confidential, and personalized information and referrals to substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery services throughout the state.
VTHelplink features a call center of trained staff and clinicians. Callers can get information, referrals, resources, and educational materials on substance use for themselves, family, and friends, or on behalf of clients. At the VTHelplink.org website, in addition to information resources, an online screening tool is available that Vermonters can use to learn about treatment options that meet their needs. People can also securely chat online with call center staff through the website.
The system also includes an appointment board designed to increase accessibility of treatment appointments by tracking availability by level of service (e.g., residential treatment) and population (e.g., people who are pregnant).
To reach VTHelplink dial (802) 565-LINK (5465). The call center is open 8 am to 10 pm weekdays, and 8 am to 6 pm weekends and holidays. For up-to-date COVID-19 information, guidance and resources go to healthvermont.gov.