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As you are aware, COVID-19 the (new) Coronavirus continues to have an impact on an international and national basis. The spread of the Coronavirus is a rapidly evolving global situation that EDCare is closely monitoring. It is the mission of EDCare to continue to provide the highest quality of care to our patients while also taking every precaution to ensure the continued health and well-being of our patients, staff, and family/friends.
Increased Precautions Being Taken at all EDCare Locations:
At EDCare the care and safety of our patients, families, and staff continue to be our primary concern. We would like to share the proactive steps we are taking in our facilities to keep everyone safe. Our Joint Commission Accredited facilities follow universal precautions. They are the cornerstone of our infection prevention and control policies. In addition to this, and with the onset of COVID-19, we have added the following additional measures to our daily routines:
- Coronavirus Response Committee (CRC) – To streamline communication and implementation, we quickly formed a CRC consisting of medical, clinical, and company leaders. The CRC meets regularly throughout the week and monitors the CDC and local government websites daily for COVID-19 status reports, advisories and policies, and communicates these to our facilities, staff, patients and families. Our sources include:
- Increased Sanitization – All dining room surfaces are being sanitized before and after every meal and snack, and all commonly handled areas are being disinfected twice daily. We have increased the number of bottles of alcohol-based hand sanitizers throughout our centers. We have engaged outside services to provide enhanced daily cleaning services.
- Increased Screening – We are utilizing the most up to date questions from the CDC, patients are screened before admission and routinely while they are in our program. All staff members are being screened on an ongoing basis. Guests are not allowed at this time.
- Social Distancing – All programs are practicing social distancing by holding meetings, groups and therapy sessions in larger rooms to increase the physical space between individuals. Nonessential staff members are working remotely to reduce the number of people at each facility. Admission assessments are being conducted over the phone and video conferencing has been established for certain therapy sessions.
- Limited Travel – We have suspended all non-essential business travel company-wide.
We will continue to update our policies and procedures as more information becomes available from the local and global disease control agencies.
Telehealth & Video Conferencing:
Select programs and services are now offered virtually. This includes our Evening Intensive Outpatient Program (EIOP) at all locations, Outpatient Therapy, and Family Therapy sessions. We have invested in HIPPA compliant software to ensure that all sessions are secure and private. All virtual sessions offer the same evidence-based curriculum and hands-on care from our certified and experienced clinical staff.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Currently our Evening Intensive Outpatient Programs (EIOP) and Outptient Therapy are being held virtually at all EDCare locations.
Family therapy sessions and our multi-family group therapy session are being held virtually.
All Outpatient Support Groups and our ANAD Eating Disorder Support Groups are currently cancelled until further notice.
Yes, most insurances that we are in-netowrk with will also cover virtual programming. Please call (303) 771-0861 for specific questions reguarding your plan and coverage.
CDC Preventive Measures:
There is currently no vaccine to prevent Coronavirus (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The CDC recommends the following everyday preventive actions to help prevent COVID-19:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask:
- The CDC does not recommend that people who are well to wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.