Updated June 29, 2021
Evolve is an essential health care facility that remains open 24/7. Our Residential Treatment Centers (RTC), Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP), and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) all provide lifesaving mental health treatment and support for struggling teens. Our facilities adhere to all safety regulations from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Our Staff is Vaccinated Against COVID-19
A majority of Evolve staff is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. By reducing the risk of transmission, Evolve endeavors to protect our clients, families, and employees.
In addition to having vaccinated staff, the following are other measures we are taking to ensure the health and safety of our clients and the community at large:
- Requiring incoming clients to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
- Requiring staff and visitors to wear facemasks in the facilities
- Screening visitors for symptoms of illness
- Sanitizing facilities regularly
- Shifting one IOP to virtual telehealth
Incoming clients must be fully vaccinated before being admitted to our programs. COVID tests are no longer needed for fully vaccinated admits. Evolve requires parents/guardians to send proof of vaccination prior to admission.
Admissions and Tours
On the day of admission to residential treatment, a maximum of two guardians/caregivers may enter the home to accompany the new client and receive a tour, if desired. Families and referents considering Evolve should also limit their group to three individuals.
Masks and PPE Precautions
Our employees wear masks in our facilities (both indoor and outdoor areas) at all times. Clients are not mandated to wear masks but do have the option of doing so. Clients will receive additional PPE if there is an active COVID-19 infection identified within the facility. Visitors must also wear masks in our facilities.
Upon entry into our facilities, we require all employees and visitors to complete temperature checks and fill out a form screening for COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone with a temperature of 100ºC or above, or experiencing any related symptoms of illness, will not be allowed on-site.
Family Therapy and Visits
Evolve is resuming in-person family therapy sessions and on-site family visitation. All family members must follow masking requirements at all times. Visitors must sign in upon arrival and complete the COVID-19 Health Screening. Weekend visits will be held outside, weather permitting. Families must adhere to social distancing guidelines.
Our staff professionally clean our RTC facilities daily. Staff sanitize all high-traffic surfaces areas every four hours with EPA-recommended antibacterial disinfectants approved for use against emerging viral pathogens. We emphasize handwashing in our RTCs, as frequent handwashing is the most effective step individuals can take to reduce the risk and spread of infection.
We have resumed in-person art therapy, music therapy, and other experiential therapies that had shifted to virtual platforms during the height of the pandemic. All therapy vendors must sign in upon arrival and complete the COVID-19 Health Screening before entering the facility. All vendors wear facemasks while in the facility.
Our Camarillo Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is currently operating virtually, with all care provided remotely. All aspects of therapy (individual, group and family therapy; psychiatry; multifamily groups) have moved to online platforms. All of our other outpatient and residential programs are operating as usual.
As leaders in the field of adolescent mental health and substance abuse treatment, Evolve will continue to work with the community to help teens in crisis. As we navigate all stages of this pandemic, we strive to strike the perfect balance between effectively treating our clients’ mental health needs while simultaneously addressing concerns about their physical health and safety. We are constantly monitoring this ever-changing situation and will continue to follow all regulations of governmental and public health agencies as they develop.
Please contact us at 1-866-204-9519 for information about our programs and how we help teens and their families.
If you or a parent you know is struggling, Evolve offers free virtual support groups for parents of teens seeking practical guidance and emotional support. Learn more about our support group here.