Melanie Blasko, Pres. & CEO
Alternate: John Keller, Chief Development Officer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAKE-GEAUGA RECOVERY CENTERS
ANNOUNCES RETURN TO WALK-IN INTAKES AT ALL OUTPATIENT OFFICES
Mentor, OH. May 4, 2020: Effective May 8, Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers announces a return to walk-in intakes which were temporarily suspended at all outpatient offices. “As an essential business, and the fact that our operations, although altered, have continued, our Phase I will likely look very different than others who are non-essential and now opening after the 6 week stay at home order,” said Melanie Blasko, President and CEO of Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers.
As we begin accepting walk-in intakes again we’ve given careful consideration to preparation and planning for our outpatient offices as the health and safety of staff and clients is our number one priority. We anticipate this to be in phases and very gradual and you can expect some of our lobby and counselor offices to look a bit different for a while:
- We’ve made some adjustments to minimize the number of people in one area and allow for proper social distancing.
- Clients will not be permitted to have children, family or significant others accompany them to their intake
- All clients are required to wear a mask, scarf or some face covering at all times while in the outpatient offices
Walk-in intake hours are:
- Mentor: Monday 8AM – 3PM, Wednesday 8AM – 5PM, Friday 8AM – 3PM
- Painesville: Tuesday 9AM – 330PM, Thursday 9AM – 330PM
- Chardon intake appointments are scheduled by calling 440-255-0678
We will continue encouraging virtual visits, when appropriate, to minimize the need for in-person visits. All appointments with the nurse practitioner for Medication Assisted Treatment will continue as scheduled at our Mentor Outpatient office, as well as those for new clients. Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers is open and accepting new admissions to all of our outpatient and residential treatment services and recovery homes. Our men’s and women’s residential treatment programs and recovery houses continue to operate as usual and are accepting new admissions.
Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers is a private, nonprofit agency providing continuous service to the community since 1971. Services at Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers are made possible due to the generous support of the Lake County ADAMHS Board, the Geauga Board of MHRS, and United Way of Lake & Geauga Counties.
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