As concern grows over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak all over the United States and the world, we are acutely aware of the need for increased universal precautions. The health and safety of our clients and staff are of the highest priority for us.
Our services are considered “essential” and we will continue to make our programs available to the public. As a treatment provider for Substance Use Disorder and Eating Disorders, we are often providing services to individuals with compromised immune systems. Because of this we have made several changes on our campus:
- Thorough cleaning and sanitation of common areas on a daily basis
- All individuals and/or vendors must wear a face mask while on campus
- All visitation has been suspended
- The weekly Family Support Group is being facilitated online
- Weekly Aftercare Group is being facilitated online
- Our clients are now attending 12-Step meetings online
- The Intensive Outpatient Program is now being facilitated online
- VB Enviro Care disinfection systems have been placed throughout the campus.
COVID-19 Testing at Turning Point of Tampa
In partnership with Tampa General Hospital, Turning Point of Tampa is preparing to begin testing new admissions for COVID-19 in an effort to keep our community safe while they also recover from addiction and eating disorders.
Our medical team who has been trained by Tampa General Hospital staff will be administering the test for COVID-19 on our campus. Tests will be processed at Tampa General Hospital and new clients will be segregated until we receive lab results from Tampa General Hospital, generally within 24 hours.
In addition, we recently conducted Covid-19 testing on surfaces within our facility and received negative results on all tested surfaces. You can see the full report here.
Helpful Tips From The Turning Point Staff
The Covid-19 pandemic is an uncertain and unsettling time for all of us. To help, we’ve put together a variety of resources from our clinicians, therapists, and directors that can equip you with strategies for maintaining your recovery.
- A Message from IOP Therapist, Alina Klein, MSW
- A Message from Director of Admissions, Meredith Knitch, RMHCI
- Eating Disorder Tips & Tools During COVID-19, by Lori Herold, RD, LD
- Eating Disorder Tips & Tools During COVID-19, by Jon Jasper, LMHC
Recovery Resources and Impact of Covid-19
Wondering how Covid-19 is affecting the recovery community in Florida and nationwide? We’ve explored the impact of Covid-19 on addiction and eating disorder recovery in the resources below.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Recovery Resources
- How is the Coronavirus Affecting People in Recovery?
- How COVID-19 is Affecting Our Country
- Working in Substance Use Disorder Treatment During COVID-19
- Grief and Resiliency During COVID-19
- The Dangers of Isolation in Recovery
- Strengthening Relationships with Others During Times of Crisis
- Managing Depression and Anxiety
- Managing Parental Stress During COVID-19
We are all in this together. We’re here if you need us.