Diamond House Detox’s Approach to COVID-19

Content medically reviewed by Vicky Magobet, PMHNP-BC, on August 1, 2021.

If you need help overcoming an addiction during the COVID-19 pandemic, you can rest assured that the team at Diamond House Detox is taking every measure possible to protect clients from the coronavirus. Our new program structure and COVID-19 policies will allow us to minimize your risk of COVID-19 while you receive care. Clients at any risk level, including older clients and those with susceptible conditions, can consider us for their addiction treatment.

Infection Control Policies Dedicated to COVID-19

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic's active phase, we will implement the following infection control policies to help you and other clients stay safe:

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE): All of our staff will wear PPE any time they come in contact with others, including fellow team members and clients like you. In addition to face masks, we require them to use face shields, isolation gowns and gloves.
  • Social distancing monitoring: Your care team will manage movement throughout the house to minimize everyone's exposure to one another. Before you leave your room, our staff will make sure that you'll have a route with limited contact with other people.
  • Transportation policies: During client transportation, we will maximize your distance from the driver and open windows when we're able to improve ventilation.
  • Disinfection and cleaning: Every hour, we disinfect surfaces around the house — including high-touch objects, like doorknobs, and common areas. We also sanitize restrooms, vehicles and smoking areas between each use.
  • COVID testing before admission: We require all residential clients to receive negative COVID-19 test results before admission. During a client's stay at one of our houses, we will also recommend regular testing.

Shifts in Our Program Structure

We will minimize physical contact as much as possible during your treatment program at Diamond House Detox. Your treatment services will include:

  • Detox services with minimal exposure. During medical detox services, your care team will minimize physical contact as much as possible. They will also wear PPE on their heads and bodies.
  • Remote individual and group therapy sessions. Because of the importance of therapy in comprehensive addiction treatment, we will continue to provide individual and group sessions remotely. You will still get the tailored therapy program you need while minimizing your potential exposure.
  • Reduced bed capacity and individual rooms. Throughout the pandemic, we will have a reduced bed capacity to promote social distancing in our houses. This policy allows us to offer every client an individual room with a TV, refrigerator and other amenities. We can help you make your room your own through personal touches to help you feel comfortable during your stay.
  • Video conferencing technology for socially distanced treatment. Each of our residential rooms has video conferencing equipment for remote therapy sessions. With everyone equipped with telehealth technology, you'll still have the opportunity to participate in group sessions and receive one-on-one therapy.

You Can Get Help During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Don't let COVID-19 deter you from getting the treatment you need for your substance use disorder. Learn more about our services and admission by contacting our staff today.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Diamond House Detox
Vicky is a board certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She began her nursing career in healthcare by working in the intensive care unit, and then an inpatient psychiatric hospital. After realizing the mental health needs of both the patients and the families she served, she became a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Throughout her experience working with clients, she has developed a passion for those with dual diagnoses and specializes in helping individuals recognize the issues driving their substance use. This recognition has been crucial to the individual’s success in treatment. Vicky opened Diamond House Detox so that she can address these issues early on in a therapeutic environment to allow clients to transition to the next level in their recovery.
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