BPA in the Era of COVID
“Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe, and have faith that everything will work out for the best” – unknown
Covid-19 continues to take a toll on large numbers of the population as cases increase here in the Bay Area and across parts of the world. This pandemic has impacted our mental health, education, jobs, businesses, and the larger economy, causing an abundance of stress that we all hope will eventually abate. Families are facing economic challenges to provide food and care for their kids while others are struggling to find jobs. The psychological effects of the pandemic have harmed a lot of people on many different levels, with more people reporting significant anxiety, depression and substance abuse. People are also faced with limited resources as clinics are shutting down, preventing access to much-needed care. As we face the uncertain possibility of more waves of COVID-19, it’s important to have access to all treatment resources to enhance welfare and wellbeing.
At Bay Psychiatric Associates, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care in a safe and evidenced based way by adhering to current CDC guidelines to maximize the safety of everyone. We have established stringent safety procedures, which include: Mandatory PPE for all patients and staff, COVID-19 screening questions with a focus on at-risk populations, temperature checks of staff and patients, treatment space reorientation to maximize social/physical distancing, and continuous sanitization. Staff members have been trained in the execution of these procedures along with cleaning common areas and documenting our practices. We have developed these processes and will continue to review and update our protocols to assure the highest level of safety for the patients and staff in our community.
In these unprecedented and unpredictable times, Bay Psychiatric Associates remains open and operating under best practice sanitization guidelines to provide full spectrum services to members of our community in need. We are committed to your care and healing. If you or somebody you know who might benefit from TMS therapy, Ketamine therapy, or other psychiatric services, please give us a call for more information. We are in this together.