Information for our Clients and Community Regarding the Coronavirus
Over the last couple weeks, we all have seen an increased awareness and concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the spread a worldwide pandemic. With that, many nations and states have taken measures to decrease the spread of the disease and curb the impact on the health system.
Utah also recently announced preventative measures, amongst them the recommendation to limit mass gatherings of 50 people or more and now down to 20.
At Wasatch Mental Health, we are also seriously concerned about our staff, our clients, and the public. We have taken measures aimed at providing maximum safety for our staff and those we work with while also maintaining our commitment to provide services for our community.
Our Buildings and Maintenance staff have been charged with additional cleaning and disinfecting measures at this time.
Everyone entering the building is encouraged to practice good hand sanitation, wash your hands when entering and leaving the building. Hand Sanitizer will be available thru-out our buildings.
In order to protect everyone, please stay home if you are feeling ill and have any of the following symptoms:
- shortness of breath
- and recent close contact with a COVID-19 patient or recent travel to an area where COVID-19 is active, then:
If your symptoms are mild, please stay home to protect others from illness and follow the CDC’s recommended guidance for self-care.
For the most up-to-date information about the novel coronavirus, check the following websites:
Information about specific WMH Programs and Services:
All programs. Special cleaning and sanitation procedures are in place to help protect the health of our clients and staff. Please help protect everyone by staying home if you are not feeling well or have been exposed to someone who is ill.
American Fork Family Clinic is open although services are being provided over the phone when possible to protect the health of both our clients and staff. In person appointments are still available although please stay home and reschedule if you are not feeling well or have been exposed to someone who is sick.
Giant Steps is currently not running classes and our autism specialists are working on distance learning options. We are also reaching out via telephone to help support all our families. Please call Michael King at 801-319-2508 as opposed to our regular number in the meantime if you have any questions.
The Charity Dinner and Auction Fundraiser originally scheduled for March 26 will be rescheduled for a later date. Watch for more information about that!
Medical Services. Open, however using telehealth where possible and appropriate. We continue to meet with clients in our various clinics when necessary and are using increased cleaning and sanitation to reduce exposure. Please call and reschedule your appointment if you are feeling ill.
Mountain Peaks Clinic is open. Call ahead to see if your services can be provided over the phone if you are interested in that.
Payson Family Clinic is open. Many services are being provided over the phone.
Provo Family Clinic. We will remain open at this time. All efforts are in place to limit the number of clients in our waiting room and other areas. This includes staggering appointment times and providing telemedicine appointments as much as possible. We can also provide services by phone. We will not use tablets for doing Y/OQ’s. We ask anyone feeling ill: cough, fever, etc. to refrain from coming in the building. We are doing extra surface and high touch area cleaning and have gallons of hand sanitizer around!
Psychological Assesment Services and Testing. Open, however using telehealth where possible and appropriate. We continue to meet with clients in our various clinics when necessary and are using increased cleaning and sanitation to reduce exposure. Please call and reschedule your appointment if you are feeling ill.
Feeling anxiety and stress over the COVID-19 Outbreak?
Those feelings are very normal right now. Here are some ideas for coping with stress.
If your feelings are becoming intense, to the point where you are experiencing a crisis situation or thinking about hurting yourself, please call the Utah State CrisisLine at:
(800) 273-TALK (8255)