Upon request for admission to THS Outpatient or Inpatient Addiction. Program, after initial screening (see "brief phone screening for program and financial eligibility"), according to the situation, we will either:
(a) Establish an interview date that falls within 3 working days of the individual's initial contact;
(b) Refer or recommend another program to the individual; (see policy on referrals)
(c) Place the individual on a waiting list (see wait list policy);
When a participant is appropriate for evaluation for possible admission to our program, and there is an available spot for them in the program, we will conduct an interview as follows: Upon the client’s initial visit the secretary will evaluate them. During the Admission Process if it is identified that the client is an immediate danger to self or others please refer to the Imminent Harm Policy and Procedure. A further evaluation, immediate medical attention or a referral may be triggered.
Towns Health Services Inc. has taken significant steps to continue serving individuals, families and communities affected by addiction while simultaneously responding to the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We are committed to helping public health leaders contain this pandemic and not slowing down in our daily efforts to meet the urgent needs of those affected by the addiction crisis.
Highlights of our Response
· Established a Coronavirus Infection Control Team and a dedicated Physician to lead our monitoring, planning, decision-making and communication—overseen and driven by our chief medical officer and infection control officer.
· Implementing site-specific pandemic response plans nationwide, enabling us to:
· Check all patients, staff, faculty, students, volunteers and visitors daily for fever—the most common symptom of COVID-19
· Screen visitors for other symptoms, international travel and exposure to someone with a known case of COVID-19
· Ensure the highest level of infection prevention and control, sanitation and hygiene
· Respond quickly to any emerging situation
· Eliminated non-essential business travel, on-site public events and off-site patient activities as long as indicated to reduce exposure risk
· Monitoring information and implementing recommendations for local and federal government agencies including the CDC. Check the www,cdc.gov website frequently.
For more details see community mitigation strategies.