CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION & UPDATES
PermiaCare is Open
PermiaCare is not a public vaccination site.
Click HERE for our COVID 19 Crisis Counseling Program (CCP)
The health and safety of our clients, their families and our staff continue to be a top priority. In accordance with CDC recommendations, visitors and staff are encouraged to wear a mask while in a PermiaCare facility, if not fully vaccinated. Visitors will also still be required to go through a screening process upon entering. Please stay home if you are feeling sick and contact our offices at 1-844-420-3964. We will continue to follow the guidelines of the CDC and local health care experts regarding our health and safety precautions to ensure we are doing all we can for our community. Thank you for helping to keep everyone healthy and safe.
PermiaCare is continually monitoring local, state and national communications which include the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments, updates and recommendations.
We are committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for employees, the individuals we serve, contractors, and guests in our facilities. Learn more about COVID-19 here.
In consideration of the on-going COVID-19 crisis in our country, in addition to our standard policies and procedures regarding infection control measures, PermiaCare is adapting our services and adding social distancing enhancements to ensure we lessen the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to deliver services that ensure the safety of all that individuals that depend on us. As healthcare workers, many of our staff have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
What to Expect for Those We Serve
The nature of our work and our various sites and the respective services provided at each requires different infection control protocols at each site. We are working at each site to ensure all aspects of infection control are addressed.
Methods of service delivery
- Some of the services we provide during the COVID-19 crisis will be by telephone or tele-video. Services will be provided in-person on an as-needed basis with proper precautions.
For In-Person Visits
- Staff will try to ask the client beforehand if they, or a member of the household, have a fever or symptoms, including cough or shortness of breath.
- Staff will conduct the visit with at least six-foot distance, if feasible.
What You Can Do to Protect Your Mental Health
Many of the people we support struggle with fears, anxiety and paranoia under the best of circumstances. The COVID-19 Pandemic has elevated people’s fear and stress and created anxiety in individuals both locally and globally. Below are resources for coping with the stressors of the COVID-19 outbreak and ways to protect your mental health.
If You are Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis
- Call PermiaCare’s Crisis Line: 844-420-3964
- Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
- Texas Health and Human Services launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Call the Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll-free at 833-986-1919.