Coronavirus Update: Last updated March 19, 2020
At BHG, our patients’ health has always been our top priority.
We are continuing to put the safety of our patients and staff first and can assure you that we are proactively complying with every CDC-issued recommendation, from disinfection methods to procedures that dramatically limit the number of individuals going into our centers.
The measures we have put in place are as follows:
- All counseling is now done via telecounseling (state permitting).
- Parameters for take-home privileges are being temporarily expanded. For some patients, this could mean additional take-home medications for those that they are currently receiving. The specific amount of medication we can send home with patients varies under state laws and regulations, and is dependent on each patient’s individual treatment plan and stage of recovery.
- Any patients experiencing symptoms, or who have tested positive for COVID-19, are asked to phone the treatment center before arrival, and then stay in their vehicle to receive their medications. Staff are stationed at the door of each center to help screen all individuals entering the facility.
We find ourselves in an unprecedented time as we come together to fight two public health crises simultaneously — an opioid epidemic and the global coronavirus pandemic — and we will continue to ensure that every effort we make is done to strengthen and improve the lives and communities of those we serve.
To our patients and their families: we encourage you to join us in these efforts by speaking with your counselor or calling your local center before stopping in. We will continue to share updates on our website and social media as the situation evolves.
Our centers are still open and providing care, including new admissions. If you are ready to begin your recovery journey, or if you have state- or center-specific questions, contact your local BHG center to get the most up-to-date information, and we ask that you call before going in for a physical visit. Please reach out to us if you need help as we navigate these challenging times together.