COVID-19/Coronavirus and Addiction Treatment
As always, Windward Way is in the business of providing quality healthcare, especially during this global pandemic. Even though the majority of the nation is in lockdown, we are open and are taking strategic safety measures to properly serve anyone struggling with addiction. Our drug and alcohol recovery treatment center is focused on prevention and safety as we strictly abide by the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. In doing so, we are ensuring that safety measures lay the foundation for our commitment to addiction recovery.
Windward Way is using our own lab to administer safety screening using safety protocols and on-site testing. Before any new patient is admitted into our addiction recovery facility they are given a COVID-19 test. As a result, we are able to protect our patients and staff while safeguarding our facility. Since we treat patients from all over the country, it is vital that we maintain health and safety standards at the highest level. View our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions here.
Blending our innovative approach to addiction recovery with evidence-based treatment, Windward Way offers our patients a safety net in their drug and alcohol recovery journey. Given the state of our country in the fight against COVID-19, it is absolutely critical that our safety net involves these health protocols.
Safety for Patients and Staff
Our superior addiction treatment program for men and women is anchored by the unmatched care that we provide to our patients and staff. With this in mind, we ensure that our hygiene and safety standards are strict and followed at all times. Our medical staff remains up-to-date on all coronavirus best practices. Based upon the CDC guidelines, any staff member who has had direct contact with COVID-19 or shows virus symptoms is required to self-isolate for 14 days with no symptoms from the time of contact.
Admissions at Windward Way
Windward Way screens every patient prior to starting our addiction recovery program. Additionally, we sit down with each new patient and review essential matters such as potential exposure, symptoms of the virus, travel history, and direct contact with any other persons diagnosed with COVID-19. If a patient does screen positive, they will not be admitted to treatment. If a patient screens negative, they will then be eligible for admission to our treatment program.
Sanitation at Our Facility
Windward Way has a stringent cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing standard policy. Nevertheless, we have increased our deep cleaning processes in order to appropriately tackle any potential hygiene concerns. Beyond that, our staff and our patients are told to practice proper hand hygiene and avoid any skin to skin contact.
COVID-19 Therapy Options
The emotional influence of COVID-19 has hit every person in one way or another. With this in mind, Windward Way’s therapists have been trained on the impact of anxiety connected to COVID-19. We are running groups to work through these challenges together.
Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions
Am I eligible for the COVID-19 test?
Any patient hoping to be admitted to Windward Way will receive a COVID-19 test. In addition, current patients who may be showing symptoms or feeling sick will be given a test.
How does the COVID-19 test work?
We collect a sample from the patient using a blood test that is akin to a diabetes test. Test results are available within 15 minutes.
Do I get a copy of my test results?
Test results are available to every patient and can be reviewed with our medical staff.
Does everyone at the facility need to get tested?
Testing all admitting patients, current patients as well as staff is very important as we aim to keep our facility safe.
Who can see my test results?
We follow the strict HIPAA compliance guidelines and therefore our testing is 100% confidential.
Do I need to pay for my COVID-19 test?
No. Windward Way is absorbing the financial burden of the associated costs of testing COVID-19 to ensure the safety of our patient population and our entire staff.