Where Can You Seek Assistance Related to COVID-19?
WHAT IS GULF COAST CENTER DOING?
- Transitioning to offer all clinical services via phone or audio/visual technology.
- Routine clinic visits, substance use and mental health individual sessions, substance use referral services, mental health intake screenings for both youth and adults, and community crisis response are being offered via phone or video. In person crisis response, may continue at facilities, following health screening protocols.
- Connecting, educating, and supporting those we serve with continued services and resources related to COVID-19.
- Implemented health and safety COVID-19 related protocols across the organization.
WHAT CAN WE DO AS A COMMUNITY?
- Practice healthy hygiene by washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces, and avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Practice social distancing by avoiding gatherings, avoiding close contact with people who are sick, and staying home when you are sick.
- Follow recommendations of the CDC and your local county health district.
- Practice intentional self-care-it is normal to feel worried or stressed during this time; to maintain your mental health consider engaging in the following: regular exercise, deep breathing and stretching, rest, play, connection, and self-compassion.
COVID19 RESOURCE HOTLINES AND LINKS
Gulf Coast Center COVID19 Support Line (Mon-Fri 8a-5p)
Statewide COVID19 Mental Health Support Line (24/7)
Mental Health Crisis Hotline (24/7)
Brazoria County Health Department (Mon-Fri 8a-5p & Sat 9a-2p)
Galveston County Health District (Mon-Fri 8a-5p & Sat 9a-1p)
1-409-938-7221 Option 1
Texas Department of State Health Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)