Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Wellness Resource Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Wellness Resource Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Palm Beach County Commissioner Pushes For Overdose Reversal Drugs, Clean Syringes & More

On a worldwide scale, anywhere from 26 million to 36 million people abuse opioid substances like prescription painkillers and heroin. Within the borders of the United States, however, an estimated 2.1 million people are grappling with opioid abuse. There is not an area of the country that isn’t being impacted by the vast amounts of individuals who are facing this specific type of substance use disorder, and it seems as though everyone knows someone who is or who was addicted to opioids.

In Palm Beach County, Florida and its surrounding areas, this epidemic is spreading at a rapid rate, and has finally gained the full attention of one Palm Beach County commissioner when her chief aide lost her daughter to an overdose.

Johnnie Easton, chief aide to Palm Beach County commissioner Melissa McKinlay, lost her daughter when she overdosed on drugs after grappling with addiction for over a decade. Now, the two government officials are working together to help ensure that they are making exceptional strides to decrease the amount of deaths related to opioid overdose within their area, as they are dissatisfied with how long it can take to get a bed in a residential treatment center, how the stigma of addiction is preventing individuals from reaching out for help, and how outpatient services that are provided are not comprehensive enough to manage both mental illness and substance abuse problems.

For starters, McKinlay is pushing for more officials to lawfully carry the overdose reversal drug naloxone so that they can utilize it in an effort to reverse an opioid overdose if they are in the presence of a person who experiences one. Currently, Delray Beach police officers, first responders, and fire rescue personnel in Palm Beach County can carry the drug, but deputies do not. McKinlay hopes to change that.

In addition, starting in January of 2017, the overdose task force in the area will begin providing detox, medication, and counseling services to those individuals who overdose and find themselves in the emergency room. Also in the works is the development of a clean-needle program, which can help decrease the spread of infectious, blood-borne diseases like HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. McKinley and her staff are also working hard to increasing funding in the Palm Beach County area for medication-assisted treatment options. Medication-assisted treatment is a type of care often made available to opioid addicts, where medications such as Suboxone, Subutex, and methadone are used to help reduce symptoms of withdrawal and allow patients to focus on other areas of their recovery.

If you or someone you love are one of the many people who are grappling with opioid addiction, know that you are not alone, and that help is available. Please reach out to a treatment center in the greater Boca Raton area to get the help you need to make the decisions that are best for yourself or your loved one.

Our son has a strong, sober network of friends and is better than we've ever seen him! Thanks to Wellness, our family has been reunited.

– Ryan M.
Marks of Excellence
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
  • Florida Association of Recovery Residences (FARR)
  • Florida Department of Children and Families
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • The Jason Foundation
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