SCDMH inpatient facilities (hospitals and nursing homes), and community mental health centers remain operational and are taking precautions to protect patients, residents and staff from exposure to the novel coronavirus.
As a precaution, effective FRIDAY, MARCH 20 , all outpatient mental health centers and clinics are changing operations to help keep patients, staff, and our community healthy and prevent further spread of the Covid-19 virus.
Here's what that means for patients:
The DMH Assessment Mobile Crisis/CCRI Team will continue to respond to crises in the community. To reach your local team, call (833) 364-2274.
If you or your child normally sees our therapist at school, you can still contact the therapist at their school office number. If you don't know that, you can call the main phone number of the school, ask for the mental health therapist, and they will direct the call to your therapist.
If your child has an appointment with a nurse or doctor, your child MUST attend the appointment with you, even if the appointment is online or on the phone. Doctors and nurses will need to hear from your child and from you to offer the best care.
Remember, these are precautions to help limit patient and staff exposure to the Coronavirus in our community. We must all do our part to keep our families, friends, and neighbors safe and healthy.
We’ve all seen and heard a lot about Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19), and it can be overwhelming. In addition to taking steps to ensure our physical health at this time, it’s just as important to ensure our mental health!
Check out these resources for some helpful tips to cope, and feel free to share them with others in our community. We must look out for one another to stay healthy!