Our Practice’s Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

We're Doing Our Part

Updated July 9, 2020:

We Are Open

Brookside Psychologists’s Burlington and St. Catharines offices are open, and in-person sessions are available with some clinicians for some clients.

Our aim is to keep clients and staff safe and healthy. The best way to do this is to reduce the number of people present at the office. To this end, we encourage clients to continue with virtual (video or telephone) sessions wherever possible.

Decisions about whether to hold an in-person session will be made between each client and their clinician on a case-by-case basis.

Talk to your clinician to see if an in-person visit or a virtual visit is the best option for you.

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Video Counselling & Assessment

Mainway Office

In-Person Sessions – Safety Measures

If you are coming into the office for an in-person session, we have implemented the following procedures to ensure safety.

Screening

If have a fever or are sick, or if you have been in contact with (a) someone who is sick or (b) someone who has travelled abroad in the past 14 days, please refrain from attending your scheduled session. Please stay home and call or email us and we will happily reschedule a remote video or telephone session for you where possible.

Physical Distancing

  • Please wait in your vehicle or outside the office until your appointment time.
  • Our waiting room has been arranged to ensure safe physical distancing.
  • Therapy rooms are arranged to allow physical distancing. In cases where physical distancing cannot be maintained, such as testing, staff and clients are to wear masks.
  • Please do not bring anyone else to your session. If you do bring someone, they are asked to wait elsewhere and return to meet you when your appointment is scheduled to end.

Logging Visitors and Staff

  • All visitors are asked at log in and out in writing at reception. Clients can simply log their initials and the time of arrival and departure for privacy.

Hygiene & Protection

  • Visitors are encouraged to wear a mask when attending the office. Learn more about when and how to wear masks here.
  • Please refrain from touching door handles or objects in the office. Our clinicians will happily open and close doors for you where possible. 😊
  • Kleenex, receptacles, and hand sanitizer are available throughout the office.
  • If you are bringing your child to their appointment, please make sure your child follows all the sanitation and distancing protocols.
  • Our usual beverage station is closed for the time being to promote health and safety.
  • Our staff continue to clean and disinfect all work and common areas of the office between appointments.

Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe!

Learn about video counselling

Find a therapist and schedule online

How to make and wear a mask

COVID-19 Self-Assessment