Covid 19 Notice
Important Notice About Coronavirus and COVID-19
To Our Patients & Community:
As a dedicated provider of behavioral health, we are always committed to the health and safety of our patients, staff, and communities we serve. We also understand that you have concerns about the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which has now been designated a global pandemic.
Before we explain the specific actions we’re taking; we need to recognize our loyal staff and doctors who continually amaze us with their hard work and flexibility during these unprecedented times. THANK YOU! We also want to recognize the hard work for all healthcare workers in our communities, especially our Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers, Counselors and Techs.
At Beacon, we are closely monitoring this evolving situation, following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and taking a series of specific actions to protect our patients. These actions include the following special precautions:
Please, no visitors.
We ask that all companions, including family members, refrain from visiting to decrease risk of infection.
Screenings for clients and staff
All staff and clients are screened each day for symptoms including fever checks.
We will continue to see new patients.
- All new patients are screened according to CDC guidelines prior to admission.
- All locations are accepting new admits, utilizing the safest measures, including telehealth.
We’re expanding telehealth for counseling and limiting group sizes.
- We are working with CMS and Insurance Companies to expand coverage during this unprecedented time.
- To reduce risk of infection, we have transitioned to telehealth in all outpatient locations.
All our non-essential staff members are conducting business offsite.
This further reduces the number of people in the office, and therefore the risk of infection.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 225-810-4040.
As things change, we will adjust our policies and practices to respond appropriately to new developments.
Please be sure to follow the recommended infection-control guidelines, which come from the CDC.
How can you limit your exposure to the virus?
The best way to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is to avoid being exposed to the virus, which at this time is thought to spread mainlyb person-to-person. How do you do that?
- Wash your hands with soap and water – frequently and for at least 20 seconds each time
- If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
- Avoid touching your face
- Maintain “social distancing” between others (about six feet apart)
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
- Cover your mouth and nose if you cough or sneeze (and immediately wash or sanitize your hands)
What should you do if you’re sick?
- Stay home except to get medical care when moderately ill – avoid public areas, transportation, events, etc.
- If you’re around other ill persons or caring for others, wear a facemask (N95)
- Cover coughs and sneezes, wash/sanitize hands and clean and disinfect all high-touch surfaces daily
- Monitor symptoms – seek prompt medical care if symptoms worsen
- Call your doctor before seeking care, including for appointments scheduled for other reasons
- Call 911 if you have a medical emergency
Rest assured that we at Beacon are taking this outbreak seriously. We will continue to evaluate developments along with taking appropriate actions to reduce exposure and keep you up-to-date.
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