Associated Therapists, Inc.
Providing administrative support to a group of independent Mental Health private practitioners located in Southern California

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Update to COVID-19 Precautions and Procedures
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We hope you are all keeping well and safe.  We wanted to give you an update on some precautions the office is taking to ensure the continued safety for the staff, patients and providers during the COVID-19 health crisis.
 

Per recommendations by the California Psychological Association, during this time, the office will require clients returning to treatment for face to face sessions to sign an "INFORMED  CONSENT  FOR  IN-PERSON SERVICES  DURING  COVID-19  PUBLIC  HEALTH   CRISIS”. This form will be available for clients to fill out online  (see below).  In addition we will have paper copies for clients to sign as well. 
 

The consent is intended to highlight our expectations of the clients and conversely, outline the safety provisions the patients can expect from the office.
 

Among other precautions, the primary change is, that we have implemented a mandatory face mask/face protection rule for all clients entering the common office areas. Staff will also be abiding by these same rules.
 

As before, the office staff continues to work on a reduced hours schedule. We appreciate your continued understanding as we navigate through these uncertain times. Please feel free to contact the office with any questions or concerns. Thank you.

CLICK HERE: CONSENT FOR IN-PERSON SERVICES ONLINE FORM

Your Responsibility to Minimize Your Exposure
To obtain services in person, you agree to take certain precautions that will help keep everyone safer from exposure, sickness, and possible death. By signing this document you certify that you agree to the following actions:

1.You agree to keep your in-person appointment only if you are symptom-free.

2. You agree to take your temperature before coming to each appointment. If it is elevated (100 Fahrenheit or more), or if you have other symptoms of the corona virus, you agree to cancel the appointment. If you cancel for this reason, there will not be a cancellation fee.

3. You agree to wait in your car or outside (or in a safer waiting area) until no earlier than 5 minutes before your appointment time.

4. You agree to wash your hands or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when you enter the building. 

5. You agree to adhere to the safe distancing precautions in the waiting room and testing/therapy room. For example, you won’t move chairs or sit where we have signs asking you not to sit.

6. You agree to wear a mask in all areas of the office. 

7. You agree to keep a distance of 6 feet and there will be no physical contact (e.g. no shaking hands) with your provider or office staff. 

8. You agree to try not to touch your face or eyes with your hands. If you do, you will try to immediately wash or sanitize your hands.

9. If you are bringing your child, you agree to make sure that your child follows all of these sanitation and distancing protocols. 

10. You agree to take steps between appointments to minimize your exposure to COVID-19. 

11.  If you have a job that exposes you to other people who are infected, you agree to immediately let your provider and office staff know. 

12. If your commute or other responsibilities or activities put you in close (less than 6 feet) contact with others (beyond your family), you agree to let your provider and staff know. 

13. If a resident of your home tests positive for the infection, you agree to immediately let your provider and office staff know and you will (begin) resume treatment via telehealth (or other arrangements).


CLICK HERE: CONSENT FOR IN-PERSON SERVICES ONLINE FORM


Our Responsibility to Minimize Your Exposure
These are the office precautions intended to further enhance the safety of staff, clients and providers:

1. Office seating in the common areas has been arranged for appropriate physical distancing.

2. Staff and Providers will wear masks.


3. Staff will maintain safe distancing.


4. Restroom soap dispensers are maintained and everyone is encouraged to wash their hands.


5. Hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol is available.


6. We ask clients to wait in their cars or outside until no earlier than 5 minutes before their appointment.


7. Credit card pads, pens and other areas that are commonly touched are frequently sanitized.


8. Physical contact is
endangering (e.g. do not shake hands or hug).


9. Tissues and trash bins are easily accessed. Trash is disposed of on a frequent basis.


10. Common areas are thoroughly disinfected several times a day.


CLICK HERE: CONSENT FOR IN-PERSON SERVICES ONLINE FORM

 


Associated Therapists, Inc. and its employees provide administrative support such as referrals, client and insurance billing, office space, clerical services, and voice messaging to the multi-disciplinary professional staff. Associated Therapists, Inc. and its employees do not engage in professional mental health practice. Each physician, nurse or therapist is an independent individual performing their professional service in a private practice as governed and licensed by the State of California.

www.associatedtherapists.com is a web site owned and run by Associated Therapists Inc., managed by Julio J. Guerra, Ph.D. All information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient or site visitor and his or her physician or mental health provider. Confidentiality of data relating to individual patients and visitors to this site, including their identity, is respected and will be held by the same standards that govern the requirements of patient confidentiality in the state of California.

Funding and Advertising
www.associatedtherapists.com is solely funded by Associated Therapists, Inc. and does not have nor accepts any external source of funding or advertising.

Page last updated: 5/23/2020