FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (EASTON, MD – MARCH 25, 2020)
CONTACT: BETH ANNE LANGRELL, 410-822-1018
For All Seasons continues to offer in-person services while providing teletherapy and telepsychiatry for those who require this platform. As outlined in Governor Hogan’s latest COVID-19 update, mental health services are considered essential, which enables the agency to continue providing in-person services for individuals throughout the region.
The agency continues to follow safety regulations, as outlined by the CDC, for in-person appointments including – illness screening measures, 20-second handwashing at the entry to all facilities, social distancing guidelines, increased office sanitation, and restrictions on individuals’ movements to areas necessary for the purpose of the visit.
If someone has cold or flu-like symptoms such as a cough or fever, newly developed shortness of breath, or has recently traveled to an area inside OR outside the United States with known coronavirus (COVID-19) within the last 14 Days, or have been in contact with someone who has traveled or contracted the virus, he or she should call For All Seasons at 410-822-1018 to reschedule an appointment or to make arrangements for teletherapy or telepsychiatry.
According to Beth Anne Langrell, CEO of For All Seasons, “As a Mid-Shore healthcare partner, we have a critical role to play at this time when people must have access to mental health services. We are finding telehealth is an effective addition to our services and adds to our ability to reach all clients. There continue to be clients requiring in-person assistance, such as sexual assault survivors, clients in crisis, some psychiatry patients, and those without internet capability.”
Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, For All Seasons is actively monitoring and following state guidelines regarding best health practices. The agency has put a plan in place to utilize the advantages of telehealth so that therapy, psychiatry, advocacy, and education can continue as usual across the five counties of the Mid-Shore.
For All Seasons English Hotline, 1-800-310-RAPE (7273), and Spanish Hotline, 410-829-6143, are both operational.