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Our COVID – 19 Response

We remain available to provide all support and treatment services during this time of national crisis (COVID-19), but we also want to balance that with maximizing health and safety for all. Please check back to see the latest updates we have during this very fluid situation.

Updates

July 2, 2020

June 25, 2020

We at Four County Mental Health Center, Inc. want to assure the communities we serve that we are taking every recommended precaution to protect our staff and patients from potential exposure to COVID19.

Our buildings are open during regular business hours and both routine and crisis services are being delivered. 

Patients have a choice of receiving their care through telehealth platforms using either telephone or televideo connectivity.  We recommend and encourage use of this available technology during this time.

We ask that patients who seek services face-to-face in our clinic buildings ensure: 1) they have not had recent exposure to anyone with a positive COVID19 test, and 2) they practice all recommended hygiene and safe social distancing protocols.

Our buildings are disinfected throughout the day.  Masks are recommended and available at all locations upon request.

We remain committed to ensuring mental health services are accessible to those in need and we will take every precaution available to ensure both staff and patient safety during the delivery of those services.

Thank you for your diligence in helping us navigate these challenging times.

June 24, 2020

June 15, 2020

June 9, 2020

https://www.facebook.com/2399897963387134/videos/257764051986905/

Rachel Asbury, outpatient therapist with Four County Mental Health, shares about the stress and anxiety we are facing.

May 21, 2020

May 19, 2020

https://www.facebook.com/2399897963387134/videos/573015770266997/

Andrea Kratochvil, outpatient therapist with Four County Mental Health, shares information on sadness, grief, and depression during COVID-19.

References

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – Disaster Preparedness

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) –Distress Helpline

Center for Disease Control (CDC) – Coping and Self Care

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – How We Can Prevent Suicide

Center for Disease Control (CDC) –Managing Stress and Anxiety

World Health Organization (WHO) – Mental Health Considerations

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) – Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – COVID-19 Guide

April 16, 2020

We are still accepting new patients via telephone/televideo.

April 13, 2020

https://www.facebook.com/2399897963387134/videos/258460285546247/

Steve Denny, Clinical Director with Four County Mental Health, shares tips to deal with stress, anxiety, and mental health during the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Stay Connected
  • Stay Active
  • Stay Informed, but Not Too Informed
  • Stay Healthy
  • Be Kind

March 28, 2020

FCMHC Is an essential business and we understand these are trying times. We are here to assist our patients using several forms of electronic communication. Many of our staff will be working from home if at all possible in compliance with the Governor’s orders. We will continue to have screeners at all of our buildings for any staff that can not work from home or patients that have a crisis or emergent situation that needs to enter our facilities. Watch our website, text messages, and/or FB page for updates. 

March 19, 2020

Effective March 23, 2020, Four County is observing recommended safety procedures in light of the COVID-19 emergency and limiting the number of people we have in our buildings.  We are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in an effort to maximize the health and safety of our patients and employees.

We are encouraging patients to “attend” their counseling sessions by phone. Our Mental Health Therapists, Alcohol/Drug Counselors, and Case Managers are prepared to serve you through phone and, in some cases, through video. Our Medical Services team is available both in our offices and by phone during this time.

Entrances to Four County buildings will be limited primarily to the front doors at each location. Screeners will be positioned at or near these entrances and will be screening all who enter. Those experiencing a fever of 100.3 degrees or higher will not be allowed in our building, but encouraged to go home and call the agency instead. Screeners will also ask questions to ensure, as much as possible, that those potentially exposed to the virus not come in.

We will remain available by phone throughout this time and we encourage you to connect with us!

Four County Mental Health Center remains committed to our mission of providing accessible services in partnership with our patients and families and preserving our workforce to continue meeting our communities’ needs.  We encourage everyone to take care and be well.

Resources

Online Treatment Forms to Review