COVID-19 Clinic Procedures
Dear Skills Families,
We sincerely hope you all are doing well and looking forward to enjoying the summer weather. With summer comes summer scheduling changes at Skills on the Hill. We are beginning a partial re-opening of our clinics the week of June 22. We are following conservative guidelines from our national associations, CDC policies and procedures, and state requirements for businesses. We will be continuing teletherapy services for most patients and performing some clinic sessions for evaluations. We will gradually increase the number of clinic sessions based on developments with state and CDC guidelines and will announce changes as needed. Please note that we are continuing to submit claims for all teletherapy services directly to insurance.
We will be adding the following points to our COVID-19 policy:
Any client who is a resident of DC and travels to one of the states on the DC high-risk list (see link below) will not be permitted into Skills on the Hill for therapy for 14 days after returning per the Mayor’s order. The client’s therapy sessions will be transitioned to teletherapy for the duration of self-quarantine.
Any client who attends therapy at the SOTH DC office, regardless of the place of residence, who travels to one of the states on the DC high-risk list will not per permitted into the DC clinic for 14 days after returning per the Mayor’s order. The client’s therapy sessions will be transitioned to teletherapy for the duration of self-quarantine.
Per the Mayor’s order, the high-risk state list will be updated on Monday, August 10 (and every 2 weeks after). The most current list will apply. The order is in effect until October 10, so the policy will be in effect until then. If it is extended, then the policy will be extended. The same policy will apply to staff going forward.
Going away this summer? Please inform your child’s therapist if you have travel plans in advance. Depending on state licensure requirements, we may be able to conduct teletherapy appointments while you are away without interruption! With advance notice, we can research individual state rules. Without further ado, here’s what going back to the clinic will look like for you!
Preparing for Your Session
Prior to in-person therapy, you must read and sign this form to acknowledging our new procedures: https://hipaa.jotform.com/201555889144059
Prior to each appointment, you will be asked about health screening questions. This form will be provided by your therapist prior to the start of your session.
Talk to your little one about what he or she can expect. Things will look slightly different in the office and our process will be unique. Chat with your therapist to prepare for a smooth transition in advance. We are here to help.
Parents may be wondering how in the world they can get their child to wear a face mask! Check our resources listed below for helpful information to consider when preparing your child.
Watch a walk-through of what our procedures will look like at the Arlington, VA clinic:
Watch a walk-through of what our procedures will look like at the DC clinic