OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE AND RESOURCES

Our Response
Addiction Resources
Family Resources

Our Local Response

UPDATE – Beginning June 1st:

We are now offering both telehealth and face to face services at our locations.

If you choose a telehealth appointment:

  • You will receive a website link to be able to see your provider through the internet during your scheduled appointment time
  • Our support staff will call you to give you further instructions

If you do not have access to the internet:

  • We offer face to face appointments on site
  • Telehealth at our locations in a private office with a provider in a different office
  • Telephone visits

At ALL of our locations you can expect:

  • A COVID screening questionnaire upon arrival
  • Temperature check upon arrival
  • Requirement of a mask. Please bring your own mask if you can. If you don’t have a mask, one will be provided to you
  • All visits to be conducted with masks on and social distancing observed
  • Our facilities to be thoroughly sanitized regularly for everyone’s safety

It is our priority to keep our staff and community safe, while providing excellent and convenient care. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe.

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Original Message:

Southwestern is here to serve the mental health needs of our community, especially during this time as COVID-19 is impacting our community. Our offices are open and running on our normal business hours. We have moved our outpatient services to telehealth services. This means that you will receive a website link to be able to see your provider through the internet during your scheduled appointment time. Our support staff will call you to give you further instructions. If you do not have access to the internet through a computer, tablet, or smartphone, then we can make arrangements for you to be seen on site.

During this time of emergency, please stay home if you are ill. We are happy to provide services to you through telephone contact or telehealth. We are waiving any failed appointment fees during this time of emergency. Our main line number is 812.423.7791 where you can call with questions, information or to change/schedule an appointment.

Above all, remember:

  • Wash your hands frequently with warm to hot water for at least 20 seconds and use hand sanitizer if you can’t wash.
  • Cover your coughs, with a tissue if possible, throw the tissue away immediately and wash your hands.
  • Try to maintain a social distance from others, 6 ft. is the ideal spacing between people.
  • Stay away from high-fives and handshakes.
  • Be mindful of touching your face without washing your hands.

Mental Health Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak

The World Health Organization (WHO) has put together a very detailed summary on all aspects surrounding COVID-19 and how this affects our mental health. Please take just a few minutes to click here to read strategies, tips and information that you can use for yourself and with others you are supporting.

Local and State Health Department Websites

Gibson County Health Department
Posey County Health Department
Indiana State Department of Health
Vanderburgh County Health Department
Warrick County Health Department
Be Well Indiana

List of Virtual Recovery Meetings

  • NA By Phone Meetings – Click here to view a list of meetings taking place EVERY DAY of the week. Once you click on this page then you’ll need to select the “day of the week” you are wanting on the left hand side of the page. Each day lists the names of the meeting, the time and the call in number.
  • Lionrock Recovery Online AA Meetings, Recovery Dharma, Al-Anon, Four Agreements Workshop, Women-Only Support GroupLionrock will also offer a support meeting for people struggling with anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic. User will need to have Zoom (app or browser) – https://www.lionrockrecovery.com/online-aa-meetings-and-support-groups
  • Evansville Virtual AA Meetings – User will need to have Zoom (app or browser) – https://evansvillevirtualm.wixsite.com/sobriety
  • Virtual NA – Bringing Narcotics Anonymous Meetings to Remote or Isolated Addicts from around the world who may, for whatever reason, be unable to attend local face to face meetings. Users will need Zoom, BlueJeans, or a way to teleconference – https://virtual-na.org/meetings/
  • Online Intergroup: Alcoholics Anonymous – Users will need to have access to email, chat (text), audio/video, discussion forums or a telephone – http://aa-intergroup.org/directory.php
  • Across the Rivers NA (local NA service body) – Meetings that are available via zoom are listed on their meeting page at https://atrana.org/meeting-list/
  • Calendar of Online Meetings (various recovery related websites) – https://www.12step.org/social/online-meeting-calendar/

List of Online Offerings to Keep Families Engaged

  • 125 Things to Keep Kids Entertained – Click here to view a list of helpful ideas to keep you and your children occupied during this time.
  • Talking to Children About COVID-19 – Click here to view important information on how to talk to children about the current COVID-19 crisis.
  • Julia Cook to Read Books on Facebook Live! – Click here to view the Facebook Live videos every Monday and Friday at 9 am CST.
  • Helping Children Cope Emotionally with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Click here to view suggestions from the American Academy of Experts in traumatic stress
  • Playworks Online Game Library – Click here to explore hundreds of games by group size, available space and equipment, appropriate ages, and developmental skills.
  • Track your Healthy Behavior All Month Long – Click here for 5210 Healthy Behaviors Challenge Worksheet
  • Online Kid’s Dance Classes – Click here to register for free online kid’s dance classes.
  • Five Ways to Make Your Family Home Feel Safe in Times of Crisis – Click here to view suggestions from the Center for Parent and Teen Communication
  • Do a Time Capsule Project – Click here to download a fun COVID-19 time capsule worksheet your kids and complete to look back on later.
  • COVID-19 Care from Youth First – Click here for resources from Youth First Social Workers and Programs for parents and caregivers to use in the home.
  • Peer 2 Peer Support Virtually – Every Weekday – Click here to join 10 AM EST/ 9 AM CST/ 7 AM PST or Click here to join 2 PM EST/ 1 PM CST/ 11 AM PST
  • Human Trafficking Online Grooming Red Flags – Click here for a list of things to look out for. With kids online now more than ever it is important to know who they are talking to.
  • Managing Screen Time – Click here to read tips on how to manage screen time together.
  • Pandemic Crisis Services Response Coalition – Click here to access free support from top US mental health providers.