corona virus

Important Notice Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Medical:

The treatment team at PCI deeply recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense challenges and has upended many facets of normal life, but uniquely impacts those suffering with addiction. Extreme measures such as social distancing and remaining homebound during this time can amplify feelings of loneliness and isolation, which can lead vulnerable people to relapsing or continuing to use addictive substances. Additionally, traditional ways of receiving care for addiction have been paused as care is moving from in-person to virtual visits. PCI continues to be leaders in the substance use community and have been one of the first in the region to begin offering direct access to medical care through virtual encounters. Whether you are concerned about using substances, have experienced a relapse, or interested in reviewing medical options to prevent relapse during these challenging times, we are here to help. We offer individual virtual medical encounters with a board-certified Addiction Medicine specialist to help address these concerns and provide the necessary medical support to help you through this difficult time. Please reach out to (747) 222-7464 or [email protected] for more information about these services and to set-up an appointment. The strength of our treatment team has always been about providing compassion, accessibility, and care for the most vulnerable during times of need. You are not alone and we look forward to helping support you during this challenging time.

Community:

The staff at PCI deeply recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense challenges and has upended many facets of normal life, but uniquely impacts those suffering with addiction. Extreme measures such as social distancing and remaining homebound during this time can amplify feelings of loneliness and isolation, which can lead vulnerable people to relapsing or continuing to use addictive substances. We also know these effects can have dramatic consequences for close family and friends of individuals suffering with addiction. Additionally, traditional ways of receiving care for addiction in a personal setting such as individual and group meetings at substance use treatment centers, physicians offices, and at AA meetings have been paused to prevent spread of the coronavirus infection. These impediments to getting the necessary care are particularly challenging for patients and their families who struggle with addiction. PCI has always been deeply involved and attentive to the needs of our local community. We want you to know that during these unprecedented and challenging times we are here to help support you and your loved one that may be struggling with addiction. In addition to offering virtual video-conferencing of individual and group therapy sessions with licensed psychologists and individual medical consultation encounters with a board-certified addiction medicine physician, PCI also provides support and educational experiences for related family, friends, and the community at large to help provide the necessary support to help you through this difficult time. Please reach out to (747) 222-7464 or [email protected] for more information about these services and how we can help. Even during the most challenging of times, we eagerly look forward to offering compassion, accessibility, and care for the most vulnerable patients, family members, and the general community to receive the necessary support. You are not alone and we look forward to helping support you during this challenging time.