Given the COVID-19 crisis, the Registered Psychologists at Dr. Hubley Carruthers & Associates have chosen to work in consort with our government and public health leaders to “flatten the curve” and help to protect the most vulnerable in our community.
As these are challenging times, it is clear to me, as the Practice Leader, that we have to do the following: 1) put the health and safety of our clients, our Associates and Staff, and the greater community, especially those that are most vulnerable, as the first priority, 2) continue to prioritize your mental health care treatment and put measures in place to provide continuity of psychological care during these distressing times, and 3) remain flexible and adaptable.
Beginning September 8th, we will offer in-person appointments as well as continue with telehealth services, including phone or video sessions. If you have a scheduled appointment, please reach out to the office to indicate your preference. Our Office Manager, Ms. Alisia MacKenzie, will work with you, in advance of your scheduled session, to troubleshoot any concerns and hep to ensure your services are as hassle free as possible.
Please note that if you choose to attend your session in-person, there will be health and safety restrictions in place, and we ask that you follow these protocols to help keep everyone safe:
- Please arrive on time for your appointment.
- Masks are required prior to entry into both the office building and the practice office. If you do not have a mask, we can provide one for you.
- Gloves are to be removed and discarded.
- Use hand sanitizer upon entry into the practice office. There is a touchless hand sanitizer station located to the left of the front door as well as hand sanitizer bottles located in every office. There is also a handwashing station available (located in the bathroom).
- You will check in with the Office Manager, where she will record your name and phone number, and complete your screening. Clients must understand that there could be a possible name disclosure if there is a COVID-19 exposure.
- You will wait in the waiting area (6 feet away from any other client) until your psychologist is ready for you.
- Psychologists and staff will ensure that all high touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected between clients, and/or every two hours.
- Please note that coffee and water service is not available at this time.
- Please practice social distancing and maintain a distance of 6 feet/2 metres away from those around you.
For more information on the approved Return to Work Guidelines established by the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (NSBEP), please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions document found here: http://www.nsbep.org/downloads/COVID19_ReturntoWorkGuidelines_FAQ.pdf
If you are new to our Practice or looking for more information, please contact us by phone at 902-407-1234 or by email at email@example.com.
Finally, and most importantly, if you are an RCMP member, a front-line healthcare worker, or a family member or friend of those impacted by Nova Scotia’s recent tragedy, please contact us and your request will be prioritized.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this difficult time.
Dr. Kathy Hubley Carruthers