Prestera Center and COVID-19
Prestera Center remains open during the state of emergency and "stay at home" order for West Virginia. There may be changes to how and where services are provided, for example, we may ask to take your temperature before we see you and ask questions about recent travel and recent illnesses. We will provide services through a secure internet connection and video conferencing equipment. We may call you on the telephone at your appointment time for an evaluation or assessment, for therapy or counseling, or to "see" one of our medical staff who may provide a psychiatric evaluation and call in medication(s). As a life-preserving essential healthcare service, Prestera Center staff are here and available when you need us.
The Novel Corona Virus or COVID-19 has been detected in our area. COVID-19 has had an effect on the emotions of everyone in the community. It is certainly increasing anxiety, panic, stress, paranoia, depression, suicide and trauma. When emotions become overwhelming or unmanageable, Prestera Center is here to help. Nobody should suffer from going untreated. Treatment is highly effective and most people feel relief We will continue providing the highest quality behavioral healthcare services to adults, children and families across West Virginia, regardless of their ability to pay for treatment. We are cleaning and sanitizing inside our buildings. We will take every precaution to ensure you and our staff are safe from the spread of COVID-19. We are honored to serve so many who put their trust in us for their services as we continue to execute our mission of "...helping people achieve their full potential". Call 1-877-399-7776 for an appointment to start feeling better today!
Preventing the Spread of COVID-19
Prevent the possible spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19 or the Novel Coronavirus. Follow these recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Maintain a distance of at least six feet between you and others
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Cover your cough and sneeze into a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
Symptoms of COVID-19
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure, according to the CDC. The following symptoms may be a sign of COVID-19:
- Coughing and/or sneezing
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle aches and pains, headaches, exhaustion, gastrointestinal distress (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea) and sore throat have been reported in some cases
If you experience persistent pain or pressure in the chest, shortness of breath, mental confusion or difficulty breathing, get medical attention immediately by calling 911, or, call ahead and quickly go to the nearest hospital.