Notice Regarding COVID-19, "Coronavirus"
March 16th, 2020
At Family Counseling Associcates (FCA), we are continuing to closely monitor the evolving guidance from local, state, and national sources regarding the best practices to handle the current virus COVID-19, also known as “Coronavirus”. Our staff is committed to providing treatment to our clients in a manner that is safe and that follows the available guidance regarding infectious disease control.
Beginning Tuesday, March 17th, Family Counseling Associates made the transition to offering our services over telehealth. Telehealth services give you the opportunity to meet with your provider face-to-face online using a secure video connection. If you have a scheduled visit during this time, please contact our office at 317-585-1060 for instructions about how to get started with telehealth. To learn more about our telehealth services, click here.
Please note the additional directions from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) :
Take steps to protect yourself:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Take steps to protect others:
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Wear a facemask if you are sick if you have to be around others (sharing a room or a vehicle and any time you enter a healthcare setting).
- If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Here at FCA, we will continue to monitor this situation and will respond to the most available data and guidance so we can continue to offer treatment in a safe and healthy environment. We will update our website with any changes to our status and policies. Please know that the safety and wellbeing of all is our top priority at this time.