November 13, 2020

MeBe continues to provide essential services to families with in-home ABA sessions, Telehealth Speech and Language Therapy sessions, and Telehealth Occupational Therapy Sessions.

The MeBe San Diego Learning Center is open with limited capacity for in-center ABA sessions, Speech and Language Therapy sessions, and Occupational Therapy sessions.

The MeBe Seattle Learning Center is open with limited capacity for in-center ABA sessions.

MeBe staff are required to wear face masks during in-home and center-based sessions. We ask that all adults in your home wear a face mask when within 6 feet of our staff to keep them safe too.


September 4, 2020

CDC recommends that you wear masks in public settings around people who don’t live in your household and when you can’t stay 6 feet away from others. Masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others.

CDC no longer recommends the use of facial coverings with an exhalation valve.

Here is the most updated guidance from CDC about face masks:

  • Wear masks with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19
  • Wear the mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
  • Masks should be worn by people two years and older
  • Masks should NOT be worn by children younger than two, people who have trouble breathing, or people who cannot remove the mask without assistance
  • Do NOT wear masks intended for healthcare workers, for example, N95 respirators
  • CDC does not recommend the use of gaiters or face shields. Evaluation of these face covers is on-going but effectiveness is unknown at this time.

Please ensure you are wearing a mask that is approved by the CDC. Click Here to view the full list of approved masks.

As a reminder, MeBe staff are required to wear face masks during in-home and center-based sessions. We ask that all adults in your home wear a face mask when within 6 feet of our staff to keep them safe too.


August 3, 2020

We are updating our official client cancellation policy to include more flexibility for families who have been exposed to COVID-19.

If the cancellation is directly related to COVID-19 (i.e. a family has tested positive or found out that they were exposed) then the cancellation fee will be waived. Last minute cancellations that are not related to COVID-19 will not have fees waived.

Thank you again for being part of the MeBe family. Stay healthy!


July 17, 2020

San Diego Unified and Los Angeles Unified School Districts announced on July 13th that they will start the school year online. On July 17th California Governor Gavin Newsom issued updated schools guidance that includes using existing epidemiological metrics to determine if school districts can start in-person instruction. As a result, many school districts in California will begin the school year with distance learning.

In addition, there are statewide indoor closures including dine-in restaurants, movie theaters, and entertainment centers. In several counties (including San Diego and Los Angeles) there are additional closures for indoor fitness centers, salons, and malls.

At MeBe we are continuing to serve our families with in-home and center-based sessions and are following safety protocols to keep our families and staff safe. In fact, we have no known cases of transmission of the novel coronavirus between our families or staff. Thank you for your help in maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our kiddos and MeBe staff members!

The MeBe San Diego Learning Center continues to operate with limited capacity for ABA sessions, Speech & Language Therapy, and Occupational Therapy. In addition, telehealth options may be available.

If your child typically receives in-school sessions and you are interested in at-home, center-based, or telehealth sessions for the fall, please contact your MeBe ABA Clinical Supervisor or Director.


June 26, 2020

Dear MeBe Families,

Thank you again for being part of the MeBe family and having confidence in MeBe’s ability to deliver services safely. We are working daily to modify our safety protocols to continue to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

COVID-19 Updates:

  • Several studies published this month support wearing face coverings to decrease the transmission of the novel coronavirus.
  • We now know that individuals who are infected with the novel coronavirus can spread the disease even when they are not experiencing symptoms and do not know they are infected.
  • We now know that the primary mode of transmission of the novel coronavirus is from person to person through virus particles emitted in exhaled aerosols when a person coughs, sneezes, or even speaks.
  • Recent research suggests that face coverings are effective at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus by reducing the exhaled aerosols from infectious, but asymptomatic, individuals.

Face Mask Requirements:

  • MeBe staff are required to wear face masks during in-home and center-based sessions to keep you and your loved ones safe.
  • Effective Tuesday, June 30, we ask that all adults in your home wear a face mask when within 6 feet of our staff to keep them safe too.
  • If a MeBe staff arrives at your home, and you or another adult within 6 feet of the staff are not wearing a mask, you can expect the MeBe staff to remind you of this policy.
  • MeBe staff have the right to cancel your session if you or another adult in your home refuses to wear a mask when within 6 feet of our staff.

If you do not want to wear a mask in your home, we may be able to offer you services at our Learning Center locations in San Diego or Seattle. If you are comfortable wearing a mask for short periods when in the presence of MeBe staff, but are not comfortable wearing a mask for extended periods of time, ask your supervisor about conducting parent training sessions via Telehealth.

Thank you for your cooperation. Together we can maintain a safe and healthy environment for your family and our MeBe staff members.


SERVICE UPDATES

Updated September 4, 2020 

Dear MeBe Families,

When life throws us a world-wide virus, we adapt and do everything we can to keep our patients and their families safe and healthy. Here are some changes we have made due to the emerging COVID-19 guidelines:

Telehealth

  • We can provide Telehealth services for Speech & Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy, depending on your insurance plan.
  • We can also provide some Telehealth options for ABA services, including parent training and supervision.
  • We are happy to discuss options available to you based on your health plan’s guidelines.
  • Please contact us if you are a current MeBe family and you are interested in exploring Telehealth options.
  • Please call 619-795-9925 if you are a new MeBe family and you would like to learn more about our services.

Social Distancing

  • Clinicians should increase their physical distance from clients as appropriate to maintain the highest level of safety possible for all.
  • Clinicians will refrain from using physical prompts during sessions.
  • Greet with smiles but without physical contact during this time.
  • We ask that siblings and other household members who aren’t necessary to this medically necessary treatment refrain from being in the treatment space during this time.

Wellness

  • MeBe staff are required to wear face masks during in-home and center-based sessions.
  • We ask that all adults in your home wear a face mask when within 6 feet of our staff to keep them safe too. Please use a mask that is approved by CDC.
  • Client and clinicians must wash their hands every 30 minutes starting at the beginning of session in addition to the following times: before snack, after snack, after bathroom, especially after you have been in a public place.
  • We want you to be assured our clinicians are healthy. Clinicians are expected to cancel sessions if they are experiencing any of the symptoms outlined by the CDC.
In-Home Sessions
  • We need to assure our staff that your home is a safe place for them to enter. We expect you to cancel session if you or anyone in your home is sick or exhibiting any of these symptoms identified by the CDC.
  • We kindly request that you restrict indoor sessions to an area that has been sanitized prior to the start of session. Here’s a resource for approved products.
  • We highly encourage sessions to take place outdoors when possible.
Learning Center Sessions
  • MeBe Staff are required to wear face masks in the learning center at all times.
  • All staff and clients will have their temperature checked upon arrival to the learning center.
  • Make your car your waiting room! Call us at (619) 578-2208 and let us know you’re here.
  • We will practice social distancing in the learning center by maintaining at least 6 feet of space between each therapist & client pair.
  • We continue to clean and sanitize our centers at regular intervals throughout the day.
  • MeBe is committed to keeping our spaces clean, safe, and open to families!

FAQs

Updated September 4, 2020

We’d like to keep our families and employees updated during the evolving situation related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and will post updates on this page.

MeBe remains open to serve clients with scheduled sessions. We know that the services provided to your families are critical and we want to continue providing sessions for our clients.

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions for our MeBe families.

  • Is the MeBe Learning Center open?
    • Yes, the MeBe Learning Centers in Seattle and San Diego are open for center-based services.
    • The MeBe Learning Centers are operating with limited capacity to meet health and safety guidelines for social distancing.
  • Are you still providing in-home ABA services?
    • Yes, we are still providing in-home services as well.
  • What happens if we need to cancel sessions due to illness?
    • Please contact us as soon as possible to let us know if you need to cancel any sessions due to illness or exposure to the virus.
  • What happens if we need to cancel several sessions?
    • Please let us know how many sessions you expect to miss due to illness, and when you expect to be able to return to a regular schedule.
    • We will do our best to be flexible but cannot guarantee you will have the same BT if you are absent for an extended period of time. Please understand that the BTs need to work and may be re-assigned during this time.
  • What are my options for rescheduling sessions that would normally take place in school?
    • If you child’s school is closed, we can try to reschedule your sessions in-home or in the center. Please contact us and we can work together to find the best solution for your family.

If you have additional questions, please reach out to your MeBe Clinical Supervisor.

We’ll do our best to work with your family and we’re working hard to continue providing services during this time.

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