Addiction and mental health services provider opens in N.J.

A North Carolina-based addiction and mental health services provider is expanding into New Jersey, opening virtual services this week while planning a Cherry Hill clinic site, it announced.

Eleanor Health, which has five sites in North Carolina, has begun a national expansion of its whole-person, long-term treatment services with the Garden State clinic, it said in a news release.

Eleanor Health said it is now in-network with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state’s largest health insurer. It will provide virtual care for people statewide, and operate the Camden County outpatient location for those with exceptional circumstances.

“We are in unprecedented times in our nation, as New Jerseyans are encouraged to stay at home,” co-founder and CEO Corbin Petro said in a prepared statement. “During times of uncertainty and isolation, many people are using alcohol and other substances to cope, or are struggling with their recovery. Because we recognize the increased need for mental health services, higher incidences of alcohol and other drug use, and decreased access to addiction treatment, as a result of COVID-19 and social distancing, Eleanor Health is proud to virtually provide our full suite of services to New Jerseyans.”

Eleanor Health launched in September 2019 and employs more than 50 people, including more than 40 support team members, it said.