Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Wellplace Michigan to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Wellplace Michigan.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

ADHD Program

Wellplace Michigan functions as a point of access for those in need of mental health and substance abuse information, services, and treatment.

Wellplace, Michigan recognizes the importance of helping parents whose child may be experiencing symptoms of ADHD identify the symptom complex as soon as possible so that appropriate treatment can be obtained. ADHD is a highly prevalent disorder affecting 6% to 12% of school age children, and despite the national attention given to ADHD, it continues to go under-reported by up to 30%. The target population for this prevention program is children up to 18 years of age who may have undiagnosed ADHD or who have previously been diagnosed but could benefit from additional support through educational materials.

ADHD is a complex disorder and involves a mixed symptom profile that includes symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. While screening tools will take into account these three areas of impairment, screening is only a first step as a diagnosis of ADHD must be confirmed by subsequent reporting and professional evaluation.

Wellplace, Michigan ADHD secondary prevention program is aimed primarily at helping parents not only understand ADHD but also become familiar with the diversity of symptoms and the category of impairment to which they are associated. It seeks to help parents differentiate the three areas of possible impairment and to recognize their associated symptoms. Utilizing information from The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders- Fourth Edition (DSM IV; 1994) and material made available from The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), it provides a yardstick by which parents can evaluate areas of impairment and determine if additional referral or professional assessment is needed.

Furthermore, while this prevention program is specifically targeted at ADHD, it may also provide a tertiary benefit for identifying other disorders in need of treatment. Research has shown the comorbidity of ADHD with other behavioral health disorders to be 60% to 80%.

Targeted Group and Access

The ADHD prevention program is available to all health plan participants. Members are made aware of the program through their benefit handbook which directs them to the website. There they will find primary material for making an initial determination as to whether their child needs further assessment. They will also find a link for connecting to other educational material to help them better understand not only their child but also their role as a parent. If a member decides that further assessment would be helpful, Wellplace, Michigan Access Center’s toll free referral line is (800) 241-4949 or (313) 224-7000 TTY: (866) 870-2599 an appointment with a licensed clinical professional.