The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned the public to expect a wider spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. This warning states that it is unclear how severe the threat could be, and that schools, businesses, and communities should plan for the potential spread of the virus.
The safety and health of our community is our priority and Lutheran Family Services (LFS) is working to respond to current and possible scenarios. LFS is actively monitoring this situation and we are following the guidelines of local, state, and federal authorities.
The CDC advises staying home if you are sick and recommends waiting until you are fever-free for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medicines (medicines that contain ibuprofen or acetaminophen), to return to work or school or other public places.
At Lutheran Family Services, our locations will continue to be cleaned diligently and we encourage regular hand washing throughout the day.
IF LOCAL COUNTY AUTHORITIES DEEM A COMMUNITY QUARANTINE IS NECESSARY, LFS WILL OFFER TELEHEALTH SERVICES FOR OUR BEHAVIORIAL HEALTH CLIENTS
In order to participate in TeleHealth services, there are a few simple steps for existing clients to take.
- Call our office to discuss using TeleHealth for your Behavioral Health services.
- We use a HIPPA-compliant TeleHealth software through secureTeleHealth.com. Secure TeleHealth uses Zoom for their video conferencing services.
- Consumers can run the program from any computer or download the app from any smart device with a connection to the internet. Your therapist will help you get started by being on the phone with you during your first TeleHealth session.