Soul Surgery COVID-19 Update
Governor Doug Ducey has officially extended the “stay at home order” to May 15, 2020. In our ongoing desire to be fully compliant with the recommendations and guidelines forwarded by our elected officials, Soul Surgery will continue with our measured response and cautious actions with regard to a return to our outpatient campus in Scottsdale.
The Arizona Department of Health Services has successfully launched a COVID-19 dashboard that, much like was the case with the opioid epidemic, provides visitors with real time data regarding COVID-19 cases in the state. As of today, 4/29/2020, the data is as follows:
The data for Maricopa county specifically is as follows:
What the above data tell us is that a modicum of caution is still prudent. While we look forward to a full return to our home, the safety of our clients and staff is of the utmost importance to us and we intend to continue to provide essential services to those who have entrusted us with their care to the very best of our ability.
We could not be more proud of our dedicated team as they endeavor to continue to serve our clients and their families during this challenging time. Experts largely agree that the mental health and addiction-specific implications of this pandemic will be far reaching and long lasting. Therefore, the work we do here at Soul Surgery is that much more important for not only the short term, but for years to come.
COVID-19 Response and Continued Preparedness
Soul Surgery recognizes that unprecedented times call for unprecedented action. It is our firm belief that as an addiction and psychiatric disorder treatment provider, the services that we provide are absolutely “essential” while we navigate this uncharted territory together.
- Our leadership team continues to monitor local, regional, national and global trends and is acting in accordance with all of the recommended CDC guidelines. This means that all staff and patients are routinely screened for fever as well as non-allergy related runny nose, sneezing, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting.
- All patients have been physically isolated and are “sheltering-in-place” in supportive living environments (SLEs) where all programming and individual counseling/therapy is actively occurring via established telehealth platforms.
- The supportive living environments have been and continue to be safe, clean and well sanitized spaces.
- Any staff members exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 are voluntarily self-quarantining.
- Soul Surgery has also suspended any and all off-site activities until further notice.
- Visitation is now conducted virtually and loved ones are encouraged to stay engaged albeit remotely.
Our patients and their families will continue to have a partner in recovery that they can trust. Those individuals actively seeking professional assistance to treat addiction and/or psychiatric disorders will find a team that is prepared, persevering and dedicated to the Soul Surgery mission to provide the best treatment possible by maintaining a full continuum of care and the broadest range of services in the treatment of substance use and psychiatric disorders.