COVID-19 RESOURCES & ASSISTANCE
The Genesis Center has taken extra precautions for the safety of our patients during the Georgia State of Emergency.
To limit potential exposure, our clinic has obtained approval through the State Opioid Treatment Authority of Georgia to operate on a staggered schedule. We are open and continuing to accept new intakes and transfers every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday by appointment. Masks will be provided to each patient entering the clinic. Patients will receive take home medication for the days the clinic is closed to assure that there is not any disruption in treatment or medication.
TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY FOR A FREE AT-HOME COVID-19 TEST KIT CLICK HERE
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. You could carry the virus for up to 14 days before presenting with any symptoms. See the link below for CDC information to prevent the contraction and slow the spread of COVID-19.
The Georgia Department of Health provides a Daily Status Report where you can see an update of infected areas.
The Georgia Department of Human Services (which oversees things like behavioral health, family and child services, etc) has released the following information related to COVID-19.
If you are unemployed or have experienced a reduction in hours or days due to the crisis, you can find more information on filing unemployment related to COVID-19 at this Department of Labor link.
Schools are experiencing closures. Please see the Georgia Department of Education website for further information.
Below is the link where Barrow County announcements and local emergency orders are posted.
COVID-19 SYMPTOMS & TESTING
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. Please see the link below for CDC information on recognizing the symptoms of COVID-19.
Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more severe complications from COVID-19. Please see below to find out if you are in a high risk group and the steps you should take.
If you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. Keep track of your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get medical attention right away. Please follow the link below to care for yourself and to help protect other people in your home and community.
The Genesis Center recognizes the financial strain this pandemic has placed on our patients and the community. Our clinic has never let a patient miss a medication dose or treatment due to financial issues.
The Federal government recently approved a large stimulus package. Links and information from the State of GA, USDT, and IRS regarding advice for financial stability during the crisis can be found below.