5/4/20 Update: Talbott Recovery Campuses COVID-19 Safety Measures
Talbott Recovery is adhering to the CDC and WHO COVID-19 guidelines.
This is a risky time for those suffering with addiction and mental health. Talbott has not forgotten that this is a deadly disease and people still need treatment. Therefore, we are taking every precaution to maintain the safety and well-being of our patients and staff by continuing to implement aggressive measures consistent with current CDC guidelines which we are reviewing on a daily basis. Below are the measures we have undertaken:
- All new admissions are being tested for COVID-19 via PCR rapid tests.
- Temperatures and COVID-19 screenings are administered daily on each staff member and patient.
- Staff and patients are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Virtual family sessions and workshops are offered for patients and their loved ones.
- Each new patient will enter a carefully screened community. Talbott has discontinued all outside meetings and only patients and staff are allowed on campus.
- Each patient may or may not have a roommate. But due to the lower number of people who are currently seeking treatment, we are trying to put everyone in their own rooms.
- Talbott is using large group rooms to assist in social distancing.
- Staff is committed to rigorous disinfecting and cleanliness protocols.
- Regular AA meetings are offered on campus and via Zoom.
- Talbott is offering several virtual support group meetings for patients, alumni, and outside professionals. This includes trauma support, caduceus, pilot, self-care webinars, family support, and centered and grounded meetings
Talbott Recovery’s outpatient locations are now offering virtual group and individual therapy sessions. Outpatient locations include Columbus, Dunwoody, and our main campus.
Please contact our team with any questions or concerns at 678-251-3100.
4/21/20 Update: Self-care webinar for professionals!
Healthcare professionals are invited to join us on Friday, May 8 for COVID Showers Bring May Flowers. In this free webinar, Talbott Recovery CEO, Katie Myers will teach you how to take care of yourself mentally during this tough time, and help you to be better prepared to blossom from a crisis rather than wilt from the pressure of adversity.
This event will also be worth one CE credit!
Stay up-to-date with the latest news and events!
3/20/20 Update: Introducing telehealth!
3/13/20 Update: Talbott Recovery’s safety measures
As leaders in behavioral healthcare, Talbott Recovery Campus, as well all of our outpatient locations, are making every effort to assure our clients and families that we are taking every measure to protect them – along with our employees – during this dynamic situation. All of our treatment centers will continue to remain open, but we are closely monitoring information provided by the key government, regulatory, and local entities. In the interest of protecting the health and safety of our patients, staff, and our community, the following have been implemented:
Facility Services and Programs
- All of our facilities are fully operational. We are monitoring for symptoms in patients and staff. We are taking proactive steps to keep our patients and team members safe while serving the needs of our community. We are actively monitoring and responding to all recommendations made by the CDC and our local regulatory and health authorities.
- Community education programs may be canceled or postponed; please see event details and follow us on Facebook for updates.
- We have implemented additional training for all employees on handwashing and hand sanitization, and strict employee and client compliance with washing and sanitizing hands thoroughly and often.
- We have increased the frequency of the required cleaning and sanitization of our facility, including intake rooms, surfaces, and common areas.
Limited Visitation — New Temporary Policy
The following is in effect until further notice:
All in-person visitation has been greatly reduced. We strongly encourage the use of electronic methods including telemedicine, extended phone time, and potentially other methods on a facility-by-facility basis. If in-person visitation is required, visitation hours will be limited based on individual facility guidelines. All visitors will be screened.
The CDC recommends individuals and families following everyday preventive measures:
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; especially after using 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 60-95% alcohol.
- Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
- Stay home when you are sick with respiratory disease symptoms.
- If you develop a fever or cough or have difficulty breathing, or have had close contact with someone who has had a presumptive-positive or confirmed-positive COVID-19 test result, please seek medical attention by calling your provider’s office. For more information regarding the coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.
Thank you for your cooperation and for being an advocate for the health and care of your loved ones and all patients. If you have any questions or need assistance with the admissions process, contact us today.