You may be nervous about going to a treatment facility due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases. The idea of going outside the house is giving everyone anxiety. However, your addiction recovery and mental health are important, especially with the impact of the pandemic. If you are considering getting help for addiction to drugs or alcohol, it’s important to weigh your options to find treatment that will be most helpful for both your physical and mental health.

Keeping Yourself Safe

There are several precautions you can take to make sure your treatment facility stays COVID-free. Before you go to a treatment facility, get tested and quarantine as much as you can. This extra precaution will ensure that you will not spread COVID-19 to the rest of the facility. Some treatment centers might even require COVID-19 screening before admission. To avoid spreading germs, wash your hands as frequently as possible. Try to stay at least six feet apart from people and practice social distancing as much as possible. Taking cautions against COVID-19 as a community is the best way to prevent it from spreading. 

Facilities Care About Your Safety

It is a treatment facility’s number one priority to make sure that you stay safe, and they will be taking extra precautions to do so. Facilities want to make sure that you’re comfortable so don’t be afraid to speak out about your needs. Facilities may have different COVID-19 guidelines or regulations so make sure to look at their COVID-19 procedures on their website. Safety guidelines differ from state to state, so if a facility is following state guidelines be sure to look up what they are.  Don’t go anywhere that makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe. If all the precautions that facilities are taking still don’t quell your fears, you can consider looking into virtual treatment options. Many therapists and psychiatrists are currently offering appointments through Telehealth or other virtual platforms. Ultimately, when it comes to deciding whether or not to go to a treatment facility, you need to make the decision that is best for your physical and mental health.

COVID-19 Precautions at Alta Loma

Alta Loma is currently fully operational with both outpatient and extended care. Their intake process now includes COVID-10 screening procedures as well as quarantine rooms where you will wait before you are given medical clearance. Additionally, all persons will be scanned before entering the facility, even if they visit on a regular basis. It is important to Alta Loma that surfaces are cleaned and disinfected multiple times a day. The staff will also be trained on CDC guidelines for how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Click here for more information on Alta Loma’s COVID-19 policies and procedures.

Even during the pandemic, it is important that you receive the help that you need for your mental and physical health. Many treatment facilities have updated their policies and procedures to meet the required guidelines and regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep you safe and healthy during treatment, as well as providing Telehealth services and other virtual options. Alta Loma is open for treatment and takes every precaution they can to keep patients and staff safe during the pandemic, including medical screenings, frequent sanitation procedures, and keeping their staff updated on COVID-19 information. For more information about how Alta Loma can help you or a loved one, call (866) 457-3843 today.