A MESSAGE TO OUR COMMUNITY REGARDING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
Your health and well-being is our priority. Journey Mental Health Center is aware of the potential implications of an infection within our programs and continues to work towards minimizing the risk of exposure.
Every program at Journey has a preparedness plan. Our plans follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), and Public Health of Madison – Dane County .
Journey Mental Health Center wants you to know that we will keep you updated on any recent developments with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic and Journey Mental Health Center services.
Journey Mental Health Center Safety Measures
- Journey staff regularly check their emails and voicemail messages.
- Our community-based programs maintain regular contact with consumers to ensure their needs are being met.
- We allow access to Journey buildings for only those who have been pre-approved for entry. This includes necessary Journey staff and Journey contractors.
- Those allowed access to Journey buildings must wear a mask and are screened upon entry. We continue to restrict entry to those with COVID-19 symptoms or possible exposure to COVID-19.
- Our facilities are cleaned and disinfected regularly including frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Journey staff practice COVID-19 infection prevention practices of wearing masks, social distancing, and handwashing/sanitizing.
- There is signage at all Journey buildings that alert those entering about Journey’s COVID-19 safety precautions.
- Journey expanded its telehealth service offerings. A HIPAA-compliant videoconferencing platform is used for telehealth sessions. Journey manages the privacy settings to ensure the most secure and confidential experience for our consumers. Please contact your Journey clinician if you have questions about telehealth services.
- If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency, please call our Crisis Line at (608-280-2600).
- For Journey staff, we require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or submission of ongoing PCR test results required.
CLICK HERE to view resources on how to protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19.
CLICK HERE to view resources on improving your emotional health especially during a pandemic.
CLICK HERE to view a list of COVID-19: Response Resources for Wisconsinites.
CLICK HERE to view a COVID-19 vaccine fact sheet from Public Health.
CLICK HERE to view information from the CDC on the types COVID-19 vaccines.
COVID LINKS TO HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS
- Madison and Dane County Public Health
- Wisconsin Department of Health Services
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Governor Evers Executive/Emergency Orders
RESOURCES FOR ACCESSING INTERNET & PHONE SERVICE
- Internet and Phone Helpline1 (608) 267-3595 M-F 7:45 – 4:30 a customer service phone line for people who need help locating phone or internet service, a Consumer Affairs staff person will walk through internet and phone service options, share any discount information and provide information about Lifeline eligibly and enrollment.
- Emergency Internet Resources Website https://psc.wi.gov/Pages/Programs/BroadbandEmergencyInternetResources.aspxMany internet service providers are offering low-cost, discounted, and free access options in response to the COVID-19 health emergency. The geography served, eligibility for offers, type of discount, and length of time varies. This website compiles the information the Commission currently has.
- Open Wi-Fi tool for Drive Up Internet https://maps.psc.wi.gov/apps/PublicWiFiLocations/An online tool that can assist users in finding free-to-use public broadband locations in their area. These are emergency internet locations for when residents who don’t do not have access to the internet at home. The buildings are closed but the Wi-Fi connections remain accessible.