COVID-19 has changed the definition of normal for most. Post Traumatic Stress is more prevalent now than ever before. Periods of global uncertainty can increase and exacerbate the symptoms of pre-existing mental health problems and result in new symptoms for those who generally don't need or seek our mental health treatment. HEAL is continuing to treat patients with a modified treatment program requiring masks covering both nose and moth and social distancing. If you are interested in seeking services to help manage the effects of these unusual times, please contact Lisa@HEAL.Foundation
May 09, 2020
In response to Governor Northam’s Executive Order “Stay Home, Stay Safe” HEAL Foundation falls into the category of an Essential Service along with other healthcare facilities and public health programs. We are committed to our continued care with our clients and will work creatively to offer accommodations for the use of our facility and horses for the duration of the Executive Order or later if HEAL determines that protocols should remain in place to protect clients and employees.
With 50 acres clients are able to maintain physical distancing while receiving emotional support from mental health professionals and horses and the immediate sensory benefits of a natural environment. All sessions are being scheduled with a half hour buffer between clients, so people aren’t running into one another and we have a health and safety protocol all staff and clients are asked to follow to keep everyone safe!
HEAL Foundation will continue to provide Outpatient Behavioral Health Services at our location in Catlett, VA throughout this time period. Our support staff will stay engaged with clients to ensure that no one is disconnected from care during this critical period. We have implemented our COVID-19 mitigation plan and utilize universal precautions in our program to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Our Facility remains open and will help clients, families, and stakeholders navigate the resources available. Our Services can be reached by calling (571) 445-0221.
Please know that we remain a resource for those in need during this challenging time. We will keep our website updated with changes in our system as they occur.
Let’s all do what we can to help each other and be kind to one another. We are resilient and our communities will come together as they have always done to support one another.