How We're Addressing COVID-19

What you need to know as the pandemic continues to evolve.

A Balanced Life LLC provides in-person sessions following pandemic precautions; and, continues to offer online services. We want everyone to stay physically and mentally healthy during this pandemic. Please read the information below and discuss any questions you have with your provider.

 

In-person Appointments

In-person sessions are available when it is to your benefit to meet in person; and, for people whose health insurance plans do not provide a telehealth benefit. Masks must be worn to enter and for the duration of your visit. If you are sick or experiencing any symptoms—or if you have been exposed to the Coronavirus—please do not come to the office; instead, contact your provider for next steps.  We allow time for disinfecting following every visit, and require social distancing in the building.

 

If you want to continue by telehealth*, please contact your insurer and obtain an authorization for telehealth services with your specific provider at A Balanced Life LLC. Next, inform your provider whether or not your insurance plan provides the telehealth authorization. If so, you may continue to schedule telehealth sessions with your provider.  

Please stay healthy. We will re-evaluate our policies as the pandemic situation evolves.  

*Providers at A Balanced Life LLC use HIPAA compliant Telehealth services—either Doxy or Sessions. Your provider will email you link to the telehealth service several minutes before your session is scheduled to start and connect with you when you enter the virtual waiting room. You will need a smartphone, tablet, or laptop with a camera and a decent internet connection. Please look at our online services page for more information.

Helpful Resources provided by the World Health Organization Global Clinical Practice Network:

Coping with stress during COVID-19

Helping children cope with stress during COVID-19

 

 

Helpful Links to information about COVID-19:

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Missouri DHSS)

How Long Does the Coronavirus Last on Surfaces? (WIRED)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) (CDC)

Coronavirus Resource Center (Harvard Health Publishing)

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE)(Johns Hopkins University (JHU))

Information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (child-specific resources pertaining to COVID-19)

Planning for a Coronavirus Pandemic (Public Health - City of Kansas City, Missouri Health Department)

Eighth Amended Order 20-01 (Quinton D. Lucas; May 31, 2020)