North Range Updates on COVID-19
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North Range Behavioral Health shares tips with the Greeley Tribune for supporting mental wellness during COVID-19 pandemic
Notice about temporary closure of respite facility
Like you, North Range Behavioral Health has many questions during this time, and we’re all trying to figure things out. In order to abide by CDC social distancing guidelines for residential facilities during a staffing shortage, we must temporarily close our respite facility until further notice. Closing our respite facility reinforces our ability to support clients at our crisis residential facilities.
Our respite facility is a peer run program that provides non-clinical support to individuals experiencing behavioral health crisis. While in this program, individuals gain skills to manage symptoms they are experiencing due to increased distress and connect to ongoing supports within the community.
If you have a need for crisis behavioral health services call 970.347.2120. You can also text TALK to 38255. Our trained professionals provide free, immediate, and confidential help all day, every day. Learn more at ColoradoCrisisServices.org or https:/NorthRange.org/crisis-support-services/.
Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19
- Are North Range Behavioral Health outpatient locations open for business?
Group therapy and day programs are canceled until further notice. Outpatient appointments continue through a remote option.
- What about Crisis?
Crisis services are always available in person (928 12th Street in Greeley), over the phone, or through text. If you have respiratory symptoms, have traveled outside of the U.S., or have been in contact with a person who has, please access services by calling 970.347.2120 or text TALK to 38255.
- What about programs such as school-based services?
School-based clinicians continue to serve students through phone calls and telehealth. And when school districts determine it’s safe to resume K-12 classes, the school-based clinicians will return to schools.
- Are North Range Behavioral Health residential programs, such as detox and the acute treatment unit open?
Yes. Our residential facilities remain open. Visitors are not allowed. We are taking necessary precautions with facility and staff operations as recommended by the CDC, and the Colorado and Weld County Departments of Public Health and Environment.
- North Range Behavioral Health staff attend a lot of public events, conduct training, and deliver presentations to various community groups. Are these events still planned?
Public events across the state are canceled. North Range suspended until May 18 all involvement in community outreach. This includes mental wellness fairs, booths, speeches, training, and panels.
- What is North Range Behavioral Health doing about COVID-19?
We are following CDC and state recommendations, and an emergency response team is in communication with public health experts. Put another way, we are disinfecting surfaces, practicing social distancing, and suspending all nonessential services.
- I have school-aged kids who’ve heard the news. What can I do to help them?
As public conversations around coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) increase, children may worry about themselves, their family, and friends. The CDC has created guidance to help adults have conversations with children about COVID-19 and ways they can avoid getting and spreading the disease.
- Remain calm and reassuring
- Avoid language that blames or stigmatizes others
- Monitor what children see or hear on television, radio, or online
- Vet and confirm your sources. Provide information that is honest and accurate
- Model and encourage everyday actions to prevent the spread of germs
Access this resource for facts about COVID-19 for discussions with children: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/talking-with-children.html
For current information about the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, please visit:
- Centers for Disease Control,
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, or
- Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment
If you have a mental health emergency, call North Range at 970.347.2120. Walk into the Crisis Center, 928 12th St., Greeley. Or text TALK to 38255
At North Range Behavioral Health, the health, safety, and well-being of our clients and staff is our main priority. We have been closely monitoring the rapidly changing landscape – and needed to make the tough decision to cancel all clinical appointments for Monday, March 16. This includes the Frontier House and all drop-in services. If your appointment is affected by this cancellation, our staff will be in touch with you to reschedule.
Crisis services continue to be available all day, every day. Call 970.347.2120 or text TALK to 38255
This pause enables us to make workforce adjustments that can help us meet client needs while aligning with the current CDC and CDPHE recommendations.
We understand the concerns and uncertainty you may experience with this announcement. Please trust that we are committed to being responsive to our clients and communities as the situation continues to evolve. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we take a moment to safeguard the health of our clients, our community, and North Range staff.