In-Home Services Continue – Telehealth Available – Physical CPC | BRIA Offices Working Via Telework

In-Home Services Continue – Telehealth Available – Physical CPC | BRIA Offices Working Via Telework 150 150 bh360

In-Home Services Continue – Telehealth Available – Physical CPC | BRIA Offices Working Via Telework

March 20, 2020

The safety, health and well-being of our teammates and of the families we serve continues to be our top priority during these uncertain times. To help ensure the health and safety of everyone, and in compliance with the “stay at home” order issued for the State of California by Governor Gavin Newsom as well as a new executive order issued by Los Angeles County, we continue to make adjustments to our business operations in response to these new restrictions. As part of our commitment to keep our community updated on our response to the COVID-19 emergency, we want to share our most recent changes.

As of today, all staff at our physical office locations have been shifted to a work from home situation. Although our team members are not available in person at our physical locations, parents can continue to contact us through regular communication channels, and calls placed to our regular office phone numbers are being forwarded to a home-based employee. Anyone unable to reach their local office through regular channels can reach us by calling our 24/7 call center at 833.227.3454.

We are continuing to provide in-home ABA-based behavioral therapy as these services are considered to be medically necessary. Respite care services are also available. In addition, behavioral therapy services are also available via telehealth. All services are being provided in accordance with guidelines establish by the CDC, local health agencies and the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).

We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as appropriate.

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