Coronavirus Transmission Mitigation Policy
(as of Monday 12 July 2021)

In an effort to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 between clients, families, and clinicians, telehealth is the default method of services delivery for this clinic. Psychotherapy, which involves people spending extended time together in a closed room, is one of the highest-risk activities possible for transmitting an airborne/droplet-spread disease!

However, we are now able to provide in-person services under the following conditions:

  1. At the clinician's sole discretion
     

  2. ALL persons entering the office MUST be fully vaccinated (i.e., at least two weeks since final dose) and MUST provide documentation of vaccination. At present, we are accepting CDC cards or state vaccine registry records as documentation. (California's COVID-specific vaccine record can be requested at this link. If that's not working, California full vaccine registry records can be requested at this link.)
     

Clients receiving in-person services MUST sign an informed consent addendum acknowledging that they will be exposed to additional risk of contagion, and MUST adhere to the following protocols:  

  1. You will not wait in our waiting room prior to your appointment. You will be asked to wait in your vehicle or outside the office until you receive a text, email, or phone call from office staff indicating that you can enter the office.
     

  2. Social distancing requirements must be met, meaning that you must maintain a six-foot distance from others (apart from your own household members) at all times while in our offices.
     

  3. Face coverings are now optional.
     

  4. Hand sanitizer will be provided at the office entrance and must be used upon entering the office.
     

  5. There will be no physical contact with others in the office.
     

  6. Clients and families may not use the bathroom in the office for any reason.
     

  7. You agree not to present for in-person services if you have a fever, shortness of breath, coughing, or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19 or if you have been exposed to another person who is showing signs of infection or has confirmed COVID-19 within the past two weeks. You will not be charged a late-cancel or no-show fee in this situation.
     

  8. If you are bringing a child or other dependent in for services, you agree to ensure that both you and your child/dependent follow all of these protocols.

 

We remain committed to following city, county, state and federal guidelines, and to adhering to prevailing professional healthcare standards to limit the transmission of COVID-19 in our offices.  Despite our careful attention to sanitization, social distancing, and other protocols, there is still a chance that you will be exposed to COVID-19 in our office.

Thank you for helping us practice protecting each other and our community.

—Drs. Gisbert, Knight, and Richardson, CABHC Owners