Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Burkwood Treatment Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Burkwood Treatment Center.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Professional Referrals

A Resource for Professionals

At Burkwood Treatment Center, we are proud of the many productive relationships that we have formed with referring professionals in our area and throughout the United States. In addition to being able to provide treatment when one of their patients or clients has a need that we are uniquely prepared to meet, we also refer out individuals who contact our program but who are not the right fit for our services.

Both as a source for referrals and as a resource for professionals with clients who have complex needs, we place great emphasis on establishing and maintaining working relationships that ultimately serve to improve the quality of care that is provided to individuals and families in need.

Learn About Our Referral Sources

We accept referrals from many different sources and are eager to work with our patients’ referents to ensure we are providing the highest quality care. Our referrals come from many different sources, including the following:

  • Hospitals
  • Other residential programs
  • Individual therapists
  • Doctors

While these are among the more common referral sources, we also are happy to accept referrals from other sources as well.

It is the policy of Burkwood to admit clients without regard to age, race, creed, color, disability, sexual preference, or ethnic origin. However, certain prospective clients are excluded from admission due to an inability to participate in the program, the facility not being designed to meet their needs, or clients who present a safety risk to themselves or others.

Learn About Our Screening and Review Process

Furthermore, it is the policy of Burkwood to provide a thorough screening process by utilizing the pre-admission screening tool, which encompasses all areas necessary to support appropriateness for admission, continued stay, and discharge. This screening and review process serve as the means to ensure that the needs of all applicants seeking assistance can be met.

Please note that we are not able to admit individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Involuntary admissions
  • Do not meet the ASAM criteria for our level of care
  • Are currently psychotic, schizophrenic, delusional, or actively hallucinating
  • Have an ambulatory or cognitive status that is not compatible with the license of our center
  • Have extensive history or patterns of self-harm and/or destruction of property
  • Have physical, mental, psychiatric, or social needs that are not compatible with the population described in the program description.
  • Require more than three hours of nursing care per week (except for a temporary basis)

In cases such as the ones described above, we will refer the professionals to other programs that are suited to meet their patients’ needs.

Want to Learn More?

If you would like to learn more about referring a client or patient to Burkwood Treatment Center, or if you would like to receive additional information about any aspect of our programming, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We look forward to working with you.

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