As of April 2022, we continue to provide virtual as well as in-person psychotherapy & psychological services in accordance with the regulations of our profession. To minimize risk of the spread of COVID-19, we employ adequate COVID-19 safeguards.
Our practice has taken steps to reduce the risk of spreading the virus within the office through sanitation procedures, social distancing, limiting the number of clients in the office, employing electronic forms and financial procedures, and using multiple air purifiers and plastic safety shields.
We are committed to keeping you, your therapist, office staff, and all of our families safe from the spread of this virus.
Should a client shows up for an appointment and their therapist, or office staff, believes that the client has a fever or other symptoms, or believes the client has been exposed, the client will be required to leave the office immediately and follow up with services by telehealth as appropriate. Our therapists are adhering to safety protocols outside of our office. If a therapist or a member of the office staff tests positive for COVID-19, we will immediately notify you so that you can take appropriate precautions.
Please let our office staff know if you have questions about these efforts.
PRIOR TO ATTENDING AN IN-PERSON SESSION
1. Clients must take their temperature before coming to each appointment. If it is elevated (99.3 Fahrenheit or more) or if they have other symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, new onset cough, chills, unexplained fatigue, headache, sore throat, runny nose, stuffy or congested nose, loss sense of taste or smell, muscle aches, di fficulties breathing or swallowing, pink eye, and digestive issues, they agree to cancel the appointment or proceed with the appointment using telehealth. If they wish to cancel owing to having any of the above symptoms and are too ill to attend the appointment by telehealth, they will not be charged our normal cancellation fee.
2. Clients will take steps between appointments to minimize their exposure to COVID-19.
3. If a resident of their home tests positive for the COVID-19 infection, clients must immediately inform their therapist and our office staff. Their therapy must then continue via telehealth.
CLIENT CONFIDENTIALITY IN THE CASE OF INFECTION
If a client has tested positive for COVID-19, we may be required to notify local health authorities that they have been in the office. If we have to report this, we will only provide the minimum information necessary for their data collection and will not go into any details of the reason(s) for our visits.