We are admitting patients for inpatient services. In combination with other precautions taken, we have added routines that include the use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). This is to insure that patients and staff members alike are kept safe as we deliver the treatment services called for.
We also understand the increased pressures that the larger hospital and healthcare systems are experiencing and are working to lessen any undue reliance on them. We know that any capacity we can free-up will help meet the increased demand for services that is anticipated.
To insure that we are able to continue to serve those with the greatest need, we are only admitting patients deemed to be high risk and/or in need of care for Withdrawal Management for inpatient services. Those deemed appropriate for continued Short Term Residential Services will be afforded them.
Admissions are scheduled by appointment only, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8-10 AM and 12-2 PM, and only for those pre-screened and scheduled by our Access Center. We will be unable to serve those with appointments that arrive outside of those time frames. Those accompanying adult patients will not be allowed entry to the building. One parent or guardian will be allowed to accompany adolescent patients to facilitate admission. Once a patient enters the vestibule of our facility they will not be allowed to leave. If they do leave we will be unable to continue their admission and will offer other options for their care. Those that we cannot accommodate will be advised of other options, or interim services that can be made available.
We are unable to accommodate any visitation at this time.
We have transitioned our Continuing Care and other Outpatient services to Telehealth platforms. This can include telephone only services for those that do not have the technology required for visual access over these platforms.
Our Halfway Houses are operating at capacity and we are screening for admission as openings become available. We have taken additional steps at these locations to improve social distancing, sanitation and personal hygiene routines. This includes increasing individual counseling sessions and running more and smaller group therapy sessions.
If you have questions or would like further information, please reach out to our Access Center; option #3 at (800) 705-HOPE (4673).
Thank you for your understanding as we continue to do our part in managing through this difficult time.
Tony Comerford, Ph.D.
President & CEO