COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Your health, safety and well-being are our top priorities.

Here at The Mental Health Center, we want everyone to know that we are open and ready to help you in any way we can. The way we deliver services may have changed a bit but regardless, we are here for you. Should you need to make an in-person visit, we have implemented many guidelines regarding the cleanliness of our buildings and making sure our staff take precautions with hand washing, sanitizing and wearing protective face masks to make sure you are safe.

When you enter one of our buildings you will be greeted by a Medical Assistant who will ask you some clearing questions and record your temperature. Remember, if you are feeing ill, or have been exposed to COVID-19, you should not come in for an appointment, but should call your doctor for instructions.

Protective masks are required upon entering the building and expected to be worn until you leave. You will find hand sanitizer is available. We ask that everyone practice social distancing by keeping a six foot distance from others at all times.

There have also been some major changes in how some of our therapy is delivered. Telehealth is a term that is used widely but here at MHCGM it means this; you may have one-on-one phone therapy with your provider or what we call Doxy.me, which is a visual session over the computer. These service options are described in more detail here. Please take the time to read about them.

In short, we are committed to making our services available to you while at the same time keeping everyone safe from COVID. We will get through this time and we know this because our Center believes in HOPE. If you have any questions please call your therapist or you can talk with our scheduling department staff by calling (603) 668-4111 and choose option 4. If you are in crisis please access our Mobile Crisis Line at (800) 688-3544

SUPPORT 

Mobile Crisis Response Team Greater Manchester  – call (800) 688-3544 (available for crisis situations 24/7/365)

NH 211 Hotline – 211 NH is available 24/7/365 . Multilingual assistance and TDD access is also available

 

PRESS RELEASES AND PATIENT MESSAGING

8/20/20 – Operation Model under Covid (remote and face to face)
8/10/20 – Service update: video conferencing services now offered
3/23/20 – NH Community Behavioral Health Association (CBHA)  -how community mental health centers are adapting their services
3/22/20 – PLEASE READ IMPORTANT UPDATES REGARDING COVID-19 AND OUR SERVICES
3/18/20 – Message for patients and public regarding COVID-19  from MHCGM President & CEO

 

GUIDANCE

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Updates and Information

New Hampshire Department for Human Health and Services

New Hampshire Department for Human Health and Services COVID-19 Updates and Resources

World Health Organization

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Advice for the Public

COVID-19 Screening

Self-Observation Guidelines

 

RESOURCES

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

Supporting your Mental Health while Navigating Change

Finding What Helps: How Right Now

How Right Now Resources

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Mental Health First Aid

How to care for yourself while practicing ‘Physical Distancing’

Resources for Caregivers of Children

World Health Organization: Helping Children Cope with Stress During the 2019-nCoV Outbreak

Center for Study of Traumatic Stress: Helping Homebound Children During the COVID-19 Outbreak

NH Children’s Trust Parent and Caregiver Guide

SAMHSA

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: TIPS FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING, QUARANTINE, AND ISOLATION DURING AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE OUTBREAK

New Hampshire Public Radio – The Exchange Radio Broadcast with MHCGM

The Mental Health System Adjusts to COVID-19

TenPercent Happier

Coronavirus Sanity Guide

Parenting in a Pandemic