Dear clients and family members of clients of Simply Thrive Psychotherapy, PLLC, this letter is an update on the
policies and procedures at the clinic related to COVID-19.
We know that this is a stressful time for everyone as we all try our best to navigate our way through COVID-19 and everything that this health crisis brings with it. There have been many changes in the last few weeks and months and we want you to be aware of the following policies and procedures now in effect at Simply Thrive.
We continue to offer sessions in-person and over tele-health during the COVID-19 outbreak.
As of 10/20/22
Facial coverings are required in the clinic and in sessions for any in-person session, for any client ages 2+.
*If it is not possible for you to wear a facial covering during your appointment, you are encouraged to engage in tele-health sessions.
*Some insurance companies are waiving copays for tele-health services- please reach out to your insurance and ask them, if you are eligible for this.
*We will no longer be screening for COVID-19 symptoms or doing temperature checks.
One parent or responsible party will be allowed to come into the clinic with clients who are 17 years old and younger. Please do not bring guests or additional family members with you to in-person appointments as they will not be able to stay in the clinic during your appointment.
We want you to know that we are screening the admin staff and clinicians for symptoms of COVID-19 daily and ask that anyone with symptoms stay home. We continue to clean and disinfect high traffic areas (door handles, light switches, desktops, phones) hourly throughout the day. We are engaging in social distancing practices and good hygiene practices, such as appropriate hand washing.
If you choose to engage with in-person therapy, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible. However, we must acknowledge that any interaction outside of your own home with other people will increase your risk of being exposed to COVID-19. Therefore engaging in in-person therapy sessions will increase your risk of exposure.
We also ask that if you are receiving in-person services that you notify the clinic if you become aware of being exposed to COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19. This notification will be kept confidential but will allow the clinic to alert admin staff, clinical staff and other clients of exposure potential (especially in the case of a positive COVID-19 test).
Again, we understand that this is an uncertain time, as individuals, families and businesses are working to makes choices that are in their best interest and in the best interest of the community at large. We appreciate your cooperation in working to make Simply Thrive as safe as we possibly can for you and for the providers and staff who make this clinic possible!
~Simply Thrive Psychotherapy, PLLC
Dr. Nichole Seymanski, Clinic Director