CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19
As the news surrounding COVID-19 (the disease caused by the coronavirus) evolves, the main priorities of Best Life Therapeutics remain the same — to walk alongside our clients in optimizing their wellbeing.
There is a lot of information about there about COVID-19 and/or the coronavirus. Best Life Therapeutics does not take the position of providing medical advice; therefore, to educate yourself, please visit the following links:
Virginia Department of Health
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
How Best Life Therapeutics is adapting
Due to recent events and increasing concerns about COVID-19, please remember, telehealth sessions are a healthy alternative to an office visit. Please factor in your understanding of your unique health needs and the needs of your loved ones when deciding whether to pursue office versus telehealth visits. At this time, it appears all insurance plans are moving to covering telehealth without any barriers, even if not initially a plan benefit. Please call your insurance provider and/or reach out to us for any plan specific concerns.
Best Life Therapeutics is asking of clients
If you are doing any domestic or international travel—inform your clinician
Based on the safety level of your destination, you may be asked to not come to your appointments in person and transition to online sessions for two weeks.
If anyone in your close circle of friends, family, colleagues, or neighbors have traveled domestically or internationally—inform your clinician
Based on the safety level of the destination, you may be asked to not come to your appointments in person and transition to online sessions for two weeks.
If, at any point, there is a quarantine impacting your clinician, the office of Best Life Therapeutics, and/or your neighborhood, all visits will occur online.
For those unwilling to meet online in these time-limited circumstances, the cancellation policy will apply.
How to manage the stress of COVID-19
Step back from social media and news outlets
Use the opportunity in session to speak to your clinician about the balance between productive versus unproductive worry
Speak to your medical provider about ways to manage your personal risk
Typically, fewer individuals ride the first or last car on public transit which may help minimize risk
Balance the use of hand sanitizer with the use of lotion, disinfecting wipes, and disinfecting spray to minimize pain and dryness in hands
A really helpful infographic about the realities of coronavirus can be found here:
There is no right or wrong way to feel about COVID-19. If you have a low level of concern, you are not under-reacting; and, if you are concerned and taking precautions and/or cancelling travel, you are not overreacting. If at any point between sessions you notice a level of fear or anxiety that is concerning to you or difficult to manage, please reach out through the client portal or by phone.
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