LGRC Announces Safe & Thoughtful Approach to in Person Intakes and Assessments

Melanie Blasko, Pres. & CEO
E-Mail: mblasko@lgrc.us
Phone: 440.255.0678
Fax:  440.255.6348
Alternate:  John Keller, Chief Development Officer
Phone: 440.205.2671



Mentor, OH. June 1, 2020: Effective June 3, Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers announces a safe and thoughtful approach to implementing our Phase II Return to Work which allows for in person intakes and assessments which were temporarily converted to telehealth.

As we begin conducting in person intakes and assessment 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. The following will be included in the Phase II rollout:

  • All intakes will be conducted in person
  • All assessments will be conducted in person
  • Drug testing will be resumed
  • Individual counseling will be offered in person or telehealth
  • 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

As an “essential service” as defined by the State of Ohio, we are open and taking proactive steps to keep our clients and staff safe while serving the needs of our community by continuing to clean and sanitize our facilities and encourage staff, clients, and guests to follow appropriate personal CDC health practices to minimize the community spread of any illness or disease, including COVID-19.

“We recognize that much has changed for many people and families, particularly for those in recovery, as the result of COVID-19. We know that these changes can feel overwhelming and stressful. It’s normal to feel that way but know that Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers is here to help you navigate this uncertain time and stay focused on your health and recovery. Now, as stay-at-home orders are expiring across the state, and many of us are eager to get back to our normal activities, we can safely rollout Phase II which will allow for all intakes and assessments to be conducted in person,” said Melanie Blasko, President and CEO of Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers.

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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