Statement on COVID-19: DASC now providing all services virtually

We are committed to being here for you through this uncertain time. We have worked diligently to convert all of our services into virtual ones. Now that we have virtual services for individual sessions, we are working on getting group services up and running virtually as well. Our first virtual group will meet on Mondays from 6:15pm-7:15pm with an anticipated start date of Monday, April 6th. This group aims to provide support as individuals cope with increased stress surrounding the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. This group will provide individuals with the opportunity to experience social connectedness during a time of social distancing and will also provide individuals with DBT and ACT skills to implement as they navigate challenges during this period of fear and uncertainty. BCBS, Medicare, United HealthCare/Optum, and Aetna will be accepted. Please call or email for more details. We hope to have more groups up and running soon.

It is anticipated that cases of covid-19 will continue to increase, and the state of Illinois issued a disaster proclamation to assist with responses. In light of recent developments. effective Monday, 3/16/20, DASC’s physical office locations are closed. All DASC services will be conducted via telehealth in an attempt to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  At this time, we are uncertain when our office will reopen for in-person services. The health and safety of our clients and staff is our top priority and we will notify you of updates as we receive them.

We are using a HIPAA compliant telehealth platform.  Your therapist can assist you in using this user friendly technology. You can access our telehealth agreement form here, which we ask that you sign prior to your first telehealth session. Our physical office locations will be closed, and most groups will be suspended until further notice. If you are a current group client and would like to schedule time to meet individually in order to reinforce the skills covered in group, please let your therapist know and they will assist you in scheduling. Our hope is to continue to provide individual treatment to our clients with minimal disruption.  We are still accepting new clients, and all intake assessments will be performed via telehealth.

As of 3/15/20, Medicare, Aetna PPO, Optum/United HealthCare and BCBS PPO plans have approved payment for telehealth sessions.  We cannot guarantee that other plans will reimburse for telehealth sessions, though DASC will make every effort to seek reimbursement.  Clients who are self-pay will continue to pay the same rates.  If you have specific billing questions or concerns, please talk to your individual therapist.

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We are a team of highly skilled professionals who have dedicated our lives to meeting the mental health needs of our communities in Chicago. Too many people suffer needlessly with treatable conditions, such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Eating Disorders, Social Anxiety, and Major Depressive and Bipolar Disorders. It is our mission to make the highest quality care available to all members of our community. We are an inclusive environment, welcoming people from all walks of life and every background.

 

DASC is proud to be the Chicago regional clinic with The National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC). NSAC was established with the intent of making the highest quality, evidence-based psychotherapy services to treat social anxiety available to those in need. We aim to do this through research, collaboration, dissemination to clinicians and educating the public. Visit NSAC here for more information.

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