Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Life Center of Galax to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Life Center of Galax.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Professional Referrals

Life Center of Galax works closely with professionals who refer to our programs.

When a referral source contacts us, we gather information from both the referent and the patient, if available. Once we have confirmed that the prospective patient is appropriate for admission at Life Center of Galax, we schedule the admission and offer to assist with transportation as needed. If the patient is not available at the time that the referent makes the initial inquiry, we will request permission to contact the potential patient for additional information that may be pertinent.

At Life Center of Galax, we accept from referrals from any number of sources, of which may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Hospital social workers and emergency staff
  • Private counselors
  • Probation and parole officers
  • Employers or Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
  • Community services
  • Mental healthcare workers
  • Attorneys or DUI/DWI assessors
  • Physicians practices
  • Clergy
  • Kingdom Recovery and AIR Call Centers
  • Department of Social Workers

We work with male and female patients, aged 18 and older. Our goal is to offer highly individualized treatment that is delivered at the most appropriate level depending on the specific needs of each patient. The varying levels of treatment utilized for chemical dependency and dual diagnosis treatment include:

  • Detoxification Services
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Services
  • Partial Hospitalization

Please feel free to reach out to our team of admissions coordinators today if you have a patient who you believe may benefit from our treatment services. We have a referent information sheet that you can fill out that will specify the things that you wish to obtain from Life Center of Galax while your patient remains in treatment with us.

It’s certainly not going to always be easy, but you’ll get the best support you need in getting healthy again.

– Becky
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