I am writing to you with an update about Link House Inc.’s (LHI) activities and operations during these uncertain times. We are closely monitoring the ongoing COVID 19 outbreak. As the situation changes daily, our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, residents and patients.
Currently NO staff members, residents or patients have tested positive for COVID 19. All of the procedures we have in place align with CDC recommendations and we continue to monitor changes in federal, state and local protocols on a daily basis.
Governor Baker recently announced the expansion of restrictions and closings in order to slow the spread of COVID 19. As a result, LHI has increased cleaning and sanitizing practices, and are closely monitoring visitation in each of the five residential programs, The Elms and Progress House in Amesbury, Link House and the Residence for Women in Recovery in Newburyport, and the Maris Center for Women in Salisbury. The programs remain open and currently serving residents at this time.
The Center for Behavioral Health & Addiction Services (CBHATS) in Amesbury remains open virtually and is accepting new patients for therapy and psychopharm medications via Telehealth (phone/live video). Telehealth is the preferred treatment modality when individuals have limited ability to leave one’s house, and allows for HIPPA compliant screening, triage and treatment regardless of limitations related to evolving pandemic. Call 978.834.6583 or email CBHATS@linkhouseinc.org. WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!
These are unprecedented times in the Commonwealth, our country, and the world. Thank you in advance for your support and flexibility. Together we will move through these uncharted waters, continue to honor those impacted by addiction and offer hope to individuals and families on their recovery journey.
In partnership and gratitude,
Gary Gastman, PhD