Irina Tarasenco
Registered Psychologist

COVID-19 PRESCREENING QUESTIONS

Do you have a cough or sore throat?
Do you have shortness of breath that has started in the past 2 weeks?
Do you have a runny nose or sneezing unrelated to allergies?
Do you have a recent loss of smell?
Have you had close contact or been in isolation with a suspected COVID-19 case in the last 14 days?
Have you traveled outside of Canada in the last 14 days?  

If you answer YES to any of the above questions, please call the office as we will need to reschedule your appointment. 

You can also use the self-assessment tool provided by BC Thrive Health using this link: https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en

Dear Client,

I hope all is well with you and your family during these challenging times. My practice has taken steps to reduce the risks of spreading the coronavirus by using precautionary measures to ensure the safety of my clients. My office is fully compliant with infection control regulations set by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), BC Provincial Infection Control Network (PICNet) as well as WorkSafeBC.

The following measures apply to in-person sessions in order to ensure our safety:

BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT:

   A text message will be sent with the link to the HealthLinkBC list of COVID-19 symptoms to do your self-check before coming to the office.
   If you experience any of the listed symptoms, you will be required to self-isolate and reschedule your appointment to a different date.
   Please bring your mask as we're now required to wear it during counselling sessions.
   As a professional providing counselling services, I will adhere to the COVID-19 symptoms self-check before each face to face appointment and will only continue my in person services if no symptoms are present.

UPON ARRIVAL TO THE OFFICE:

   Please do not arrive early to your appointment as this creates additional waiting room traffic, limiting the ability to keep the required physical distance.
   Both the client and I will be required to wear a mask.
   The client will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and possible contact with COVID-19 positive persons upon entering the practice.
   Clients showing signs or symptoms of illness, or exposure to COVID-19, will be asked to reschedule their appointment.
   Hand sanitizer will be provided upon entrance to be used by the client. 
   Waiting area chairs will be spaced to allow for 6 feet of distancing.
   The client is required to practice physical distancing measures in the office at all times.
   There will be no physical contact, like shaking of hands with the client.

IN-OFFICE MEASURES:

   You will find hand sanitizer at our entrance and by the counselling chair in the office.
   There are no magazines or children's toys in the office due to disinfection difficulties.  
   Common areas including waiting room and counselling room side tables and chairs will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day.

AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT:

   No credit/debit card payments are handled in the office.

The safety of my clients is my top priority, and I'm committed to ensuring your safety and comfort in receiving psychotherapy in my office.

I'm looking forward to reconnecting with you and providing for your mental health needs. If you have any questions or concerns related to your care after reviewing this information, please contact me directly.


Sincerely,
Irina Tarasenco

Irina Tarasenco 
Registered Psychologist
Find help for anger management, mood disorders, anxiety, low self-esteem, self-harm, procrastination, trauma, parenting difficulties, oppositional behaviors, hyperactivity and attention deficits, as well as therapy for sex addiction. 
Office Hours & Location
Hours
Wednesday (10:30am - 5:30pm)
Thursday (9am-4:30pm)
Address: #207-1889 Springfield Rd., Kelowna, BC  V1Y 5V5
Phone: 778-760-3363
Email: info@irinatarasenco.com
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