Inpatient Treatment Programs Are Open
The current uncertain circumstances of life can put those already at risk for mental health and addiction issues at even greater risk of dysfunctional behaviors. We recognize that these individuals and their loved ones need us now more than ever. That’s why all of our specialized inpatient treatment programs are open and accepting patients — while taking every necessary precaution to ensure the safety of patients and staff. For those struggling with substance use disorders, trauma, eating disorders, and related mental health conditions, the safest place to be is in treatment.
Outpatient Treatment Open and TeleHealth Option Available
Our outpatient centers in Scottsdale, Silicon Valley, and Dallas are fully staffed and accepting patients, and we are also offering TeleHealth services at all locations for patients that prefer to participate in treatment using this service. Activities at our Outpatient Centers continue, with strict precautions being taken to ensure the health of patients and staff.
Current health precautions include:
- Every staff member and patient must wash their hands immediately upon arrival
- Hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes are used regularly before and after activities
- Pens are wiped down before and after use
- All staff and patients will have their temperature taken every time they arrive at the center
- Anyone suspected of having a fever will be sent home
- All patients are screened using the CDC screening questions
- Doors are left open to avoid touching doorknobs or handles
- Employees are allowed to work from home as much as possible (charting, etc.)
- Everyone is asked to maintain the recommended distance of six feet apart
- No groups of over 10 people are allowed
- No physical touching is allowed
- Outside 12-Step meetings of over 10 attendees are discouraged
Traveling for Treatment
Once the difficult decision to seek treatment has been made, we never want getting there to be an obstacle. Meadows Behavioral Healthcare can help solve transportation issues and find a solution for a safe transition to treatment. This includes assistance with ground transportation from most states as well as air transportation companionship with our staff and community partners. Call our Intake Team for more information at 800-244-4949.
While we recognize the value of our workshops at Rio Retreat, this programming is not considered a critical behavioral health service. For that reason, the onsite version of these “discretionary” therapeutic interventions has been suspended during the current public health crisis. In the interim, we are offering several of our core workshops online with the same talented workshop facilitators. We continue to monitor CDC recommendations and will resume onsite programming as soon as it’s safely possible. In the meantime, we continue to offer our Private Intensives, which are a custom experience tailored to the specific needs of each client or family and can accommodate a flexible schedule. Find out more here.
In these uncertain times, staying connected to support systems and recovery groups is more important than ever. For our alumni, we have transitioned to conducting our Recovery Enhancement Group via Zoom online meetings. Additionally, we have added a list of online meetings to the Alumni webpage which can be found here.
We recognize that families are an important part of the healing and recovery process for those in treatment. The Meadows Behavioral Healthcare family of inpatient treatment programs have implemented a variety of online family treatment experiences for our family members to enable them to continue to participate in their loved ones’ recovery while maintaining health and safety standards. This currently includes virtual weekly family sessions.
Support for Our Referring Professionals
For professionals working with clients, we recognize that community lockdowns and social distancing create extreme challenges. You cannot simply shut your door and discontinue the critical work you do. To help you meet the ever-changing demands of our world, PESI is offering its online training TeleHealth for Mental Health Professionals FREE of charge until April 1, 2020. This course is over 11 hours and provides up to 12.5 CE hours. Take advantage of this opportunity here, and don’t forget to use the code TELEFREE during checkout.
In addition to keeping your practice valid in these uncertain times, taking care of yourself is even more important. In this regard, we are teaming up with our world-renowned Senior Fellows and talented clinicians to offer recorded, virtual self-care sessions. These will be shared through our email communications and on social media, so stay tuned!