Mental health providers deemed essential and must continue face-to-face services should follow CDC, state, and local guidelines such as:
If you are a first responder, healthcare worker, or other essential staff, the State of Michigan is working to ensure frontline and essential workers have childcare. If deemed an essential worker and your center is closed, you can complete this form to help find childcare near you.
If you need help finding childcare, you can contact Great Start to Quality. This is available to any Michigan family to help find quality and affordable childcare. Call the local resource center at 877-614-7328 to help start your search.
Limit face-to-face contact with clients and their families. Use telehealth services when possible.
Telehealth is using a digital platform or electronic means to communicate with a client.
Providers should choose a HIPPA-compliant telehealth platform. See the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers for options.
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for enforcing certain regulations issued under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), as amended by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, to protect the privacy and security of protected health information, namely the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules (the HIPAA Rules).