CO-VID19 Updates

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April 10, 2020

It’s been almost a month since we have been in the office, and at this time, we have no estimated day of return. Rest assured we will return as soon as it is safe for us to do so, we miss it as much as you do, maybe even more.

We will continue to see existing and new patients virtually until further notice. Email invitations to scheduled appointments are being sent to the email address we have on file. If you cannot make the appointment, please RSVP NO to the meeting or contact Mallory or Nicole to cancel.

The good news is many insurance providers are covering virtual services even if they don’t normally AND the amount their members would normally be responsible for paying (co-pays and co-insurance). Highmark, UPMC and Aetna have all been reporting NO patient responsibility and this is expected to continue until June 15, 2020.

Remember you are not alone, we will get through this together.

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March 13, 2020

DUE TO THE GROWING CONCERNS ABOUT CO-VID19 OR “THE CORONA VIRUS”, WE FEEL IT IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR CLIENTS AND OURSELVES TO CLOSE OUR OFFICE FOR THE TIME BEING. THE CLOSURE WILL GO IN EFFECT MONDAY MARCH 16, 2020 AT 8:00 PM AND WILL CONTINUE FOR A MINIMUM OF 2 WEEKS.

WE PLAN TO CONTINUE YOUR CARE BY OFFERING SESSIONS BY PHONE OR VIDEO. WHILE WE KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THAT SOME INSURANCE PLANS NORMALLY DO NOT COVER THESE TYPES OF SESSIONS, WE ARE WORKING HARD WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM MANY INSURANCE COMPANIES TO ENSURE THAT THESE SERVICES WILL BE COVERED UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES. BOTH PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH ARE IMPORTANT TO US, AND WE HOPE TO INTERRUPT CARE AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE WHILE DOING OUR PART TO SLOW THE POSSIBILITY OF INFECTION.

OUR WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE WILL BE UPDATED REGULARLY AS WE LEARN MORE. YOU CAN FIND US ONLINE AT WWW.AFFILIATEDCOUNSELINGSERVICES.COM AND WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/AFFILIATEDCOUNSELINGSERVICES .

DURING THE TIME OF CLOSURE, OUR REGULAR PHONE NUMBER WILL NOT BE CLOSELY MONITORED. MOST CORRESPONDENCE WILL CONTINUE TO BE HANDLED BY MALLORY. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE, PLEASE CONTACT MALLORY FIRST AND SHE WILL GLADLY DIRECT YOU AS NEEDED. PLEASE CONTACT US USING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING METHODS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

MALLORY: 814-580-6743 OR MALLORY@AFFILIATEDCOUNSELINGSERVICES.COM

DR. RICHARD BLACKFORD EMERGENCIES OR PHONE SESSIONS: 814-881-5131

NON-EMERGENCIES OR VIDEO APPOINTMENTS: DOCSPSYCH@GMAIL.COM

DR. MARY BLACKFORD EMERGENCIES OR PHONE SESSIONS: 814-580-8456

NON-EMERGENCIES OR VIDEO APPOINTMENTS: MARY@AFFILIATEDCOUNSELINGSERVICES.COM

MIKAELA MCKEE: EMERGENCIES OR PHONE SESSIONS: 814-201-1753

NON EMERGENCIES OR VIDEO APPOINTMENTS: MIKAELA@AFFILIATEDCOUNSELINGSERVICES.COM

THANK YOU,

AFFILIATED COUNSELING SERVICES