While the entire world is facing a severe health crisis, Nextep will remain open during these uncertain times in order to continue providing critical treatment for addiction. We continue to monitor and take direction from all local, state and federal officials and health agencies in order to protect our staff as well as current and future clients.
Being a healthcare facility during these uncertain times means that we are often times on the front lines for many who are still suffering from addiction to drugs and alcohol. In many cases these ailments can pose even more risk than COVID 19 (aka Coronavirus). We have decided to implement extra precaution, procedures and monitoring throughout each and every day during this.
Our top priority is client and staff safety. We have implemented procedures for proper social distancing and continually encourage and remind everyone to avoid common daily interactions amongst people in recovery (i.e. hugs and handshakes.) Continual and proper hand washing is mandatory. Other necessary items such as hand sanitizer will be readily available at all times.
Our admissions staff will remain available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. During admissions calls, extra care will be taken to ensure that additional screening is performed prior to intake to our facility.
We will continue to monitor both staff and clients daily for any signs of illness. In the event that a person presents any sign of illness, a plan is in place to assist the individual with following the proper CDC rules and guidelines. Additional steps are being taken to ensure that we fully understand any and all travel that has occurred by each staff and client recently.
In addition to our already high level of cleaning and hygiene of our facility, additional cleaning and disinfecting is taking place daily in order to approach this crisis with an abundance of caution.
Nextep will continue to review and update these and many other procedures each day. We remain vigilant and committed to our primary purpose of helping addicts and alcoholics in need. If you have any questions regarding, we encourage you to call us anytime day or night.
The Nextep is committed to providing the services needed by our clients, and to the health of everyone concerned including our top notch staff. We are now offering telehealth for both existing and new clients.