COVID-19 Homewood Treatment Services Update

As the global COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we are putting measures in place to ensure we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety and health of our patients, clients, staff, volunteers and facilities. It is out of an abundance of caution and a strong commitment to limit the spread of this virus that we are implementing measures and putting processes into place to ensure we continue to serve our patients.

We continue to accept referrals and admit patients to treatment programs at Homewood Ravensview, Homewood Health Centre and The Residence at Homewood. Homewood has a strong commitment to mental health and addiction and improving lives of Canadians. As such we will continue to provide services to those who are seeking support and treatment. However, given the current circumstances, we are implementing the following changes to best protect our patients, staff and community: 

– Enhancing patient screening both prior to admission and as they enter treatment
– Suspending all visitors to all inpatient facilities until further notice
– Screening of staff and any persons requiring access to the facility
– Suspending patient travel to external community groups (i.e. recovery meetings, peer support meetings)
– Additional enhanced personal and facility hygiene measures have been put in place, adding to our already stringent hand washing and sanitizing practices

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, Homewood Counselling Centre is putting measures in place to ensure we are doing everything we can to limit exposure to our staff, clients and their families. Homewood Counselling Centre has a strong commitment to mental health and addiction. As such, we will continue to provide counselling services to those who are seeking support and treatment. Homewood Counselling Centre will continue to admit clients as appropriate for video or telephone based counselling services.

Our outpatient facilities has moved to delivering individual and group based services via online and telephone based mediums. It is out of an abundance of caution and a strong commitment to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus that we are implementing these measures. We recognize there are challenges, and that the way forward is to support each other as a community of patients and healthcare providers. We will continue to monitor this situation and re-evaluate these policies as this event continues to evolve. Our number one priority at Homewood Health is to protect our patients, clients, volunteers and staff. We recognize there are challenges, and that the way forward is to support each other as a community of patients and health providers. Thank you for joining us in these efforts. We will continue to communicate with you as the situation develops and more information becomes available.