Updated February 27, 2022
Our office has reviewed health and safety guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local public health authorities. As the COVID-19 situation has changed and we seem to be moving into a more endemic phase, our office is revising our health and safety procedures, effective February 28, 2022. Please see below for our office’s new health and safety procedures.
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. In order to continue to serve our clients and patients, Neurodevelopmental Assessment & Consulting, LLC has put in place the following preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our office. In order to participate in in-person appointments in our office, we ask that you read through this document carefully. By participating in an in-person appointment at our office, you acknowledge that you understand the risks of an in-person appointment and agree to the procedures below. Neurodevelopmental Assessment & Consulting, LLC reserves the right to change or modify these procedures at any time in order to protect the health and safety of our patients, clients, and employees and/or to comply with local, state, or federal mandates or public health directives.
Masks Optional During Periods of Low to Moderate Risk
Our office will move to a “mask-optional” policy based on the level of risk in Bucks county. Under periods of low to moderate risk based on information from the CDC, masks will be optional for both employees and clients who come for in-person appointments. Masks will be required of all employees and clients during periods of high risk, based on the CDC data above.
If you or someone in your household has been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19, we ask that you let us know. During the first 5 days after exposure, appointments will either be conducted via telehealth or rescheduled. We ask that all employees and clients wear masks at all times in our office for 10 days following a potential COVID-19 exposure. If you test positive or show symptoms, please do not come for an in-person appointment until symptoms have resolved for at least 24 hours without the use of symptom-reducing medication or you have a negative COVID-19 test.
Continued Telehealth Appointment Options As Appropriate and Based on Preference
Neurodevelopmental Assessment & Consulting, LLC will continue to continue to make telehealth appointments available for services that can be completed via telehealth. These services include, but are not limited to, therapy/counseling appointments, executive functioning/academic coaching appointments, psychological or neuropsychological testing interviews and feedback sessions, clinical and professional consultations, attendance at meetings, ASD diagnostic evaluations (for ages 3-7), and career assessments. Psychological, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological test administration will require in-person appointments; testing will not be administered virtually, with the exception of the specific types of assessment noted above.
Virtual appointments will be conducted using Sessions, Zoom, or SpruceHealth; all of these platforms are HIPAA-compliant in order to protect privacy and provide a high-level of security.
Due to state licensing laws, virtual appointments can only be conducted with clients/patients who are located within the states where the clinician is licensed or where PSYPACT has been approved and the clinician is a PSYPACT-approved provider (click here for more information).
School/Home Observations and Meeting Attendance
School and home observations will be conducted at the discretion of the clinician and the policies of the site. School observations may be canceled or discontinued at the clinician’s discretion. Our clinicians will continue to participate in meetings virtually as requested, in order to utilize our time most effectively.
We thank you for your continued support of our efforts to continue to serve our clients and patients while also adopting to new processes and procedures. We are attempting to balance the integrity and quality of our services, the needs of our clients and patients, and the health and safety of those we encounter in our work. We reserve the right to change or modify these procedures at any time as circumstances change or to comply with local, state, or federal mandates or public health guidance.