Letter from the CEO
As we continue to face the consequences of COVID-19, our highest priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of the patients and staff. It continues to be unique situations for our staff, patients, and families to navigate, but they have embraced the challenges with courage and resolve. With this being a scary and questionable time, please take note how we are managing the treatment and overall well-being of the patients and families.
- To ensure the safety of our patients and staff, we have a screening checkpoint for entry. All staff/medical staff providers and patients enter at this point for screening before entering the facility. In addition, our patients are screened daily to ensure that we are continuing to monitor their safety, health and well-being.
- We are dedicated to minimizing the risk of infection. Therefore, we have established guidelines for the cleaning and disinfection of equipment, which includes the removal of organic and inorganic material from objects and surfaces. We are completing weekly training with staff in all departments, specifically housekeeping, on maintaining the sanitization and cleanliness of the facility.
- We educate the children continuously on appropriate hygiene and handwashing, and we have built numerous additional hygiene breaks into the daily schedule. We have continuous discussions with the children and provide therapeutic support consistent with their existing trauma symptoms. In addition, we continue to prepare them on returning into the community during these uncertain times.
- We are currently equipped to keep our patients and staff safe. We have worked extensively with our supply vendors, local agencies, and corporate office to ensure we are fully stocked with PPE supplies, cleaning supplies, and medical equipment to meet our patients’ needs.
- In accordance with national and state guidelines, we have been reducing access of visitors to our facility. We appreciate the flexibility and efforts of providers and referral sources on working with us to utilize videoconferencing, through Zoom, to continue to meet with and provide support to your patients. If you need to set-up a videoconference with a patient in the facility, please feel free to contact me or the Outreach Coordinator to schedule a time.
- Families have continued to keep in contact with their children through use of weekly videoconferencing in place of visitation. Many of our families have been so pleased they have begun using videoconferencing not only for visitation but also family sessions.
- Our accredited school has remained fully functional. We are continuing to complete full days of school, and we are continuing to work our patients toward completion of their credits and academic goals. Compass Academy is proud to announce that on May 18th we graduated seven students that have worked diligently to complete their high school credits. We have worked vigorously to continue expanding and enriching their learning despite the limitations, including use of virtual field trips and experiential learning activities.
Our Leadership Team and our staff continue to work daily to create an environment that provides a sense of safety and well-being. We remain committed to providing outstanding treatment in both our residential and outpatient setting.
A child can be referred for an assessment to a Compass Intervention Center program by a general practitioner, psychiatrist, psychologist, other mental health professional, family member or by other systems involved in the child’s life. A referral can be made via phone by calling 888-266-7279 or completing a referral packet.
Following a referral, a mobile assessor or an individual from the admissions department will contact the family to schedule an assessment. The assessment is offered at no-cost and helps to determine treatment needs and appropriate recommendations for services.
Compass Intervention Center strives to offer a continuum of care that is designed to make behavioral health care available at each individual’s level of need.