"Stay at Home" Guidance
Important: What Does "Stay at Home" or "Shelter in Place" Mean?
Some states continue to implement directives for residents to “stay at home” or “shelter in place.” Please know these guidelines are not intended to prevent anyone from receiving or providing needed healthcare, including behavioral healthcare. What does this mean to our teammates, patients and our provider community?
It’s important to understand:
- Healthcare, including behavioral health, is considered “essential” and can continue to operate
- As a provider of essential healthcare, all ERC/Insight teammates can continue to travel to and from work
- Patients receiving essential healthcare can continue to travel to and from treatment centers
- Healthcare providers, including behavioral health providers, should make sure there is good social distancing when possible, such as by taking steps to avoid having patients clustered together in social congregation and by arranging seating as far apart as possible at meals and groups, etc.
For additional peace of mind:
- Grocery stores, gas stations and take-out/delivery restaurants can remain open and people can continue to visit those businesses
- To provide maximum reassurance to our patients and teammates, documentation is available to teammates and patients that they may carry to indicate they are an “essential healthcare worker” or a “patient receiving essential healthcare.”