COVID-19

Notice: We are currently scheduling both in-person and virtual patients, but this may change as CDC guidelines change. 

SOAR will be following recommendations from the CDC and other national health care leaders regarding precautions against the spread of COVID-19. We recognize that the CDC’s guidelines are constantly changing, so we will continue to monitor the situation and adjust accordingly. Patients may schedule (or switch to) telehealth visits at any time, for any reason. Due to precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual visits may (temporarily) be the only option for care at some point in the future. For this reason, we ask that all SOAR patients be willing to receive therapy via our HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform.

Note: Dr. Martinez and her staff are fully vaccinated and respect every individual’s right to make their own choice regarding the vaccine. Your vaccination status will not be a barrier to receiving services from SOAR. 

Our Commitment to Minimize Exposure

Because your health is important to us, we will have hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes on hand for patients. Upon request, we will also have a thermometer to take patients’ temperatures.

Office Safety Precautions in Effect During the Pandemic

Our office is taking the following precautions to protect our patients and help slow the spread of the coronavirus:

  • Spacious office seating in the waiting area, allowing for safe distancing.
  • Our staff will wear masks upon patient request.
  • Restroom soap dispensers are maintained and everyone is encouraged to wash their hands.
  • Hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol is available in the therapy rooms, the waiting area and at the reception counter.
  • We schedule appointments at specific intervals to minimize the number of people in the waiting room.
  • Patients are welcome to wait in their cars or outside until their appointment times.
  • Tissues and trash bins are easily accessed. Trash is disposed of on a frequent basis.
  • Common areas are thoroughly disinfected at the end of each day.

For helpful resources on managing OCD and anxiety in the midst of coronavirus, please see the following:

Anxiety and Depression Association of America – Coronavirus Anxiety: Helpful Tools & Tipshttps://adaa.org/

International OCD Foundation (weekly online Town Hall every Saturday at 2p ET and additional resources): https://iocdf.org/?s=coronavirus

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