COVID-19 UPDATE

InnerWisdom, Inc. is OPEN for business.

 

InnerWisdom, Inc. is committed to continuing to serve the Houston community during this difficult time. The health and safety of our patients and staff is a top priority. Our dedicated staff have been monitoring the situation closely, and we are taking every precaution to keep our patients, employees, and community safe.

We ARE continuing to provide in office PHP, IOP, and Outpatient Services and Medication Refill Appointments. However, only staff, patients, and essential visitors will be allowed in the facility.

In addition, we are pleased to announce that effective immediately, we are offering additional ways to get much needed services: PHONE SESSIONS and VIDEO SESSIONS.

We have been in communication with many insurance companies, but not every insurance plan covers telehealth sessions. We will make every attempt to bill your insurance company; however, if this is not a covered benefit, you may be responsible for the fee.

Please contact us on 713-592-9292 to discuss further.

THIS IS WHAT INNERWISDOM, INC. IS DOING TO PREVENT THE SPREAD THE VIRUS

  • Patients are to bring only what they need and can carry in their pockets; all non-essential items are to be left home
  • We sanitize each van after the morning ride and after the afternoon ride
  • We have spray bottles with soap/bleach/water in all patient and staff areas.
  • We sanitize all cell phones
  • We sanitize all table tops and chairs between all groups
  • Patients wash their hands before they get on their mode of transportation
  • Patients and drivers wash their hands immediately when disembarking and before going to breakfast
  • Everyone washes their hands after using the restroom
  • All restrooms are sanitized 4 times a day, including sinks and commodes

HOW COVID-19 SPREADS

Person-to-person spread:

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Can someone spread the virus without being sick?

  • People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).
  • Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this occurring with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Spread from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects

It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

How easily the virus spreads

How easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Another factor is whether the spread is sustained, spreading continually without stopping.

The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in some affected geographic areas.

Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.

 

WHEN AND HOW TO WASH YOUR HANDS

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself from getting sick from any virus or germ

Before, during, and after preparing food and eating food

Before and after caring for someone who is sick or treating a cut or wound

After using the toilet

After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

After touching garbage

Follow Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way

  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Hum the “Happy Birthday” song twice.
  4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.