News & Notes

COVID-19 Update

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CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health is committed to the health and well-being of children and families throughout the Lancaster, Pennsylvania Community. As we respond as a community to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken necessary steps to help reduce the risk to our patients, our participants and our employees. The following steps have been implemented as of March 17, 2020:

  • All behavioral health services (psychiatric care, therapy, family wellness coaching and case management will be available via telephone and video conference. All CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health facilities have been closed until further notice. We will begin scheduling in-person appointments as soon as it is appropriate and safe for both our patients, their families and our employees. While you are at home, check out our new YouTube channel for videos from our therapists on being kind, looking at what we can control, taking a break and keeping our body moving.
  • All educational programs offered by CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health have been suspended until it is deemed safe for groups to again gather and enjoy the health and wellness messages provided by our talented educators and Hank the Health Hero. For now, follow Hank and the team for daily activities on Hank’s Facebook page.
  • Starting on March 17th through July 31st the Healthy Columbia Project distributed meals through the Healthy Columbia Crisis Meals Initiative. Meals were distributed every five days for Columbia residents at the Healthy Columbia Office (401 Locust Street). The meal program was extended as necessary to meet community need. All other Healthy Columbia programs have been suspended until further notice. Click here to make a donation to the Healthy Columbia Crisis Meals
  •  From April 29 through June 30 the Healthy Columbia Crisis Housing Assistance Fund helped residents of Columbia who experienced a loss of income as a result of COVID-19 maintain their housing.

 

The Behavioral Health Staff at CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health has created multiple resources for families and children during these times:

Guidance for Parents and Families during Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Children’s Journal & Activity Book

Facebook Video Series 

 

All of the employees of CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health remain accessible and available to assist you via telephone, video conference and email (as appropriate). If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to connect with your normal contact/service provider at CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health.

For more information on COVID-19:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

Thank you for your support and patience during this turbulent time. Please be safe and stay well.