COVID-19 Safe Practice Plan
(updated on June 22, 2020)
As mental health providers, our number one priority is the safety and well-being of our clients and staff.
Psychologists have been considered “essential service” providers since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta. Since March 16, 2020, we have been strongly encouraged by provincial health authorities and our regulatory body (College of Alberta Psychologists) to shift provision of services to telepsychology services (i.e., online or telephone sessions) whenever it is feasible.
Under the provincial “re-launch” plan, Dr. McLeod is pleased to be able offer his clients the choice of in-person or online sessions as of July 2, 2020. When scheduling appointments using Dr. McLeod’s online scheduler, you will be able to choose online or in-person options.
With this in mind, the following outlines our office’s policy, based on best practices, to provide safe care to our clients and reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19.
Office Infection Protection and Control Policies
- Telepsychology is still available to all clients
- Our appointment schedules have been adapted to reduce the amount of people in the office at one time and to allow for additional cleaning between appointments
- We have increased disinfecting of all door handles, seats, and other public surfaces
- Hand sanitizer is available at the front desk and in individual offices for your use
- If you wish to wear a mask, you are welcome to do so. Staff will wear masks if appropriate physical distancing cannot be maintained
- Magazines, drinking glasses, and toys have been removed from our waiting area
- Cashless and no contact payment is supported
- Please wait in car or in the larger area by the elevator to minimize time in our smaller waiting area
Revised Cancellation Policy
If you answer YES to any of the following pre-appointment screening questions, you will not be permitted to enter the office for your appointment. Dr. McLeod will be happy to change your appointment to an online or telephone session, or reschedule.
- Do you, or anyone in your household, have any of the below symptoms:
- Fever (greater than 38 degrees Celsius)
- Shortness of breath/Difficulty breathing
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Have you, or anyone in your household travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days?
- Have you, or anyone in your household been in contact in the last 14 days with someone who is being investigated or confirmed to be a case of COVID-19?
- Are you, or anyone in your household currently awaiting test results after being tested as a potential case of COVID-19?
- Have you tested positive for COVID-19 within the last days?
Dr. McLeod’s 24-hour cancellation policy will be waived under these conditions. Please note that all staff and practitioners will stay at home if any of the above apply to them.
Please let Dr. McLeod know if you have any other questions or concerns. We look forward to continuing to provide you with the highest level of psychological service.
Dr. Lindsay McLeod
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