Over the past few weeks, we have made numerous changes to our program to support our patients in their eating disorder recovery, while minimizing COVID-19 risks to all. After consulting with our Medical Team as well as local, state and national resources, we have determined that we will resume admitting a reduced number of patients with several safety screenings in place. We have developed the following additional admissions protocols.
1) New patients must have physician clearance per CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19.
2) We will continue to operate with two floors and no more than 10 patients per floor.
3) We will be increasing cleaning as well as monitoring patient and staff temperatures.
4) Parents and/or family members can no longer be present for the admissions intake process. They can sign paperwork in the lobby. Staff will assist in transporting patient belongings to rooms.
We are so thankful to our wonderful staff who have been working so diligently to keep our patients supported and safe. We are thankful to the families and friends who have kept in touch with their loved ones in treatment and provided them with the social support they need. Every day we evaluate our policies based on what is being disseminated from the government and the CDC. We will continue to do so and to bring you any updates.
Please contact Clinical Intake Coordinator Kristen Gaherty, LCSW at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or concerns.