Coronavirus and Pathways Forensic & Mental Health
News about the spread of the coronavirus has many people feeling anxious and has led to the shutdown of schools and other large gathering places in our community. Understandably, many who are able are choosing to stay at home as much as possible. We are staying open and continuing to treat patients here at Pathways Forensic and Mental Health at this moment and we want to address any concerns that you may have about coming to our office.
First, we want to assure you that our office staff has been diligent about sanitizing all surface areas several times per day in order to keep our offices clean and infection-free. We are also asking all therapists, office staff members, and patients to stay home if they are feeling sick or unwell. None have reported any symptoms associated with COVID-19. If for any reason your therapist chooses not to see clients at our office, arrangements can be made for other modes of treatment sessions.
Coronavirus Telehealth Services at Pathways FMHS
Should you be feeling ill or if you are just choosing to self-quarantine out of an abundance of caution, you can continue to meet with your therapist virtually. Our therapists are equipped to do telehealth sessions via doxy.me, or clocktree.com, both of which are secure HIPPA-compliant video chat platforms. Please reach out to your therapist individually or call the main office at (936) 238-3868 to discuss how to set up an account for yourself if you are interested in virtual therapy sessions during the pandemic.
The fee rates for telepsychology are the same as those for in-person psychotherapy. We ask that you use a credit card to pay any copay or deductible if utilizing Pathways telehealth services. If you do not have a credit card on file with our office, we ask that you call our office and provide the number to one of our administrative staff members, so that we may set you up for telehealth sessions.
This is an important time for all of us to practice good self-care. Please take some deep breaths, speak kindly to yourself and discuss with your therapist the best ways to manage any anxiety you are having around the coronavirus. In the meantime, all our staff at Pathways FMHS are committed to continued prayer for the safety and well-being of you and your loved ones. We are confident that we will get through this national crisis together. If you have questions, we have both administrative and clinical staff continuing to provide services. We will continue to keep normal office hours taking every precaution to adhere to standards set forth by the CDC to keep the minimum number of people in our lobby at any given time. We will sanitize throughout the day and in between clients. Thank you for your patience.