Due to the Coronavirus concerns, Olalla Recovery Centers is temporarily suspending all open self-help meetings (AA, NA, Al-Anon, Nar-Anon) at Olalla Guest Lodge. We are also suspending our Family Program on Saturday & Sunday and suspending all outside visitation. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. We are operating under the guidance from health care authorities and are striving to protect the health of our employees and patients during this outbreak. Gig Harbor Counseling will continue to deliver Telehealth services and will be easing into offering onsite services. Call 253-851-2552 for more information.
Outpatient services have been moved to telehealth format. Patients can still seek services through us – just call our outpatient office to set up the appointment (253-851-2552). The services will be done either through telephone communication or via online communication.
This page lists some of the family resources our Family Program facilitator provides during the traditional family program. Since we are not offering this to families right now, I thought it would be helpful to publish the resources for families so they can seek support for themselves while their loved one is in services with us. - Christine Lynch
The Coronavirus, COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving, and we want to share what Olalla Recovery Centers (ORC) is doing now and will continue to do to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.
We are committed to serving our patients throughout this time; however, we are taking an abundance of caution to protect our patients and staff. ORC has implemented screening protocols for all residential and outpatient patients, staff and contractors. We are following the guidelines for screening and infection prevention as listed on the following websites:
- Washington State Health Department
- Centers for Disease Control
- World Health Organization
- Kitsap County Health Department
- Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
We are screening for fevers, cough, respiratory symptoms, travel to affected areas, and/or exposure to COVID-19. These screening measures allow us to continue delivering care to our patients, while safeguarding the health of our patients and staff.
Staff continue to use our internal housekeeping protocols. In addition, staff are doing extra sanitation activities to help keep our facilities clean and disinfected, especially high touch point areas. Everyone is reminded via signage as well as verbal reminders to wash their hands often and thoroughly and to refrain from touching their face. Everyone is reminded to report any health symptoms immediately, such as fever, cold/flu-like symptoms, cough, body aches, etc.
Although there are no reports of the novel Coronavirus at any of our facilities, our staff is prepared to address any potential cases. We are monitoring the directives and guidelines put forth by the Washington State Health Authority, Washington State Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and our local health officials. In the unlikely event someone is diagnosed with COVID-19, staff are aware of the protocols to get the individual proper care.
In addition to the screening and sanitation measures, we are suspending outside visitation at our facilities. Our clinical team has protocols to help residential patients remain connected to family and loved ones while staying engaged in their recovery work.
We thank you for your patience as we all navigate uncharted waters as it relates to this virus. Information is changing by the hour, but rest assured that ORC leadership is monitoring the situation closely and implementing suggested protocols in an effort to keep us all safe.
Updated March 18, 2020
Due to the Coronavirus concerns, Olalla Recovery Centers is temporarily suspending all open self-help meetings (AA, NA, Al-Anon, Nar-Anon) at Olalla Guest Lodge. We are also suspending our Family Program on Saturday & Sunday and suspending all outside visitation. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. We are operating under the guidance from health care authorities and are striving to protect the health of our employees and patients during this outbreak. As more information becomes available, we will certainly communicate changes in protocols.