H. Denise Wooten, PsyD, P.A.
OFFICE Phone/Fax: (972) 539-8353
Executive Suites of Peter Marshall & Company
3861 Long Prairie Rd Flower Mound, TX 75028
Cold, Flu & COVID-19
As you are aware, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to update its guidance. The data regarding the number of Delta Variant cases among the unvaccinated and the vaccinated is making headlines and concerns for an uptick in viral transmissions. Although Dr. Wooten and Connie have both been vaccinated as are many of our clients, we will be returning to the use of a mask and other PPE protocols in order to protect our vulnerable population. We respectfully ask visitors to our office spaces to mask , even if fully vaccinated. We are hopeful that all patients and family members continue to feel comfortable and safe in our office.
Here is an interesting video I wanted to share with you. credit to Dr. Carbray is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Administrative Director, Pediatric Mood Disorder Clinic, Pediatric Brain Research and Intervention Center, Department of Psychiatry, Chicago, Illinois.
The threat of COVID-19 is ongoing throughout the United States. As a way to mitigate the risk of exposure, we offer telehealth visits, however, in-person office visits are required for the following services:
In-person services availability is based on current conditions and guidelines. It is possible that future health and safety guidelines will require that all in-person office visit services will be suspended and that only teletherapy will be available. If that happens, we will communicate with you regarding the service options that are available to you. Insurance guidelines for member cost-share of benefits for telehealth continue to change with the status of the pandemic. If you wish to know how your insurance is handling telehealth claims, please contact member services.
In order to provide you with in-person services, the following CDC protocols must be followed by patients/clients and providers:
If you or your child are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath, coughing, or any other symptoms, or if you have been exposed to another person who is showing signs of infection or has confirmed COVID-19 within the past two weeks, you will not be allowed into our office. You agree to notify our office of cancellation of your appointment as soon as possible to avoid late cancellation/no show fees. If you are bringing a child or other dependent in for services, you agree to ensure that both you and your child/dependent follow all of these protocols.
As COVID-19 regulations continue to evolve, I may become legally required at some point to disclose that you and I have been in contact, especially if either of us were to test positive or show signs of COVID-19 infection. If I am legally compelled to disclose information, I will inform you and will only provide the minimum necessary information (e.g., your name and the dates of our contact) required by law. We remain committed to following state and federal guidelines and to adhering to prevailing professional healthcare standards to limit the transmission of COVID-19 in our offices. Despite our careful attention to sanitization, social distancing, and other protocols, there is still a chance that you will be exposed to COVID-19 in our office. If, at any point, you prefer to stop in-person services or to consider transitioning to remote services, please let us know.