COVID-19 Policies & Service Adjustments
Updated August 25, 2022

In accordance with CDC guidelines, KCCAT is updating our policies for in-person services, effective April 25, 2022. At this time, you will have the option of in-person or televideo services and may work with your clinician to decide which of these options meets your needs and preferences for any given appointment. (Please note that KCCAT team members may not have in-person availability for some or all appointments depending on their own personal situation. Your clinician will discuss this with you as needed.)

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If meeting for in-person services, KCCAT requires that all staff, patients, and visitors wear a mask. This policy will remain in place until further notice. While we will have medical procedure (or “surgical” style) masks available in our waiting room, we ask that patients please provide their own mask when possible.

If meeting for in-person services, you may choose to not wear a mask at KCCAT if you meet the criteria below:

  • You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines (you have received all doses in the primary series and all recommended boosters, when eligible).
  • You are not displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 or, if you tested positive, are outside of the isolation window as outlined by the CDC.
  • You are not currently living or working in a county considered high risk level by the CDC.
  • KCCAT will continue to have medical procedure (or “surgical” style) masks available in our waiting room and you may always choose to wear a mask if you prefer. KCCAT staff will be following the same guidelines, but will always put on a mask if you also are wearing a mask.

Please note that these criteria need to be assessed every time you are attending an in-person appointment or service at KCCAT. Just because these criteria apply during your first appointment does not mean that they automatically apply for ongoing appointments. We ask that you check your relevant county (or counties) transmission status on a weekly basis to ensure that you meet the criteria for attending in-person services.

These criteria reflect current CDC guidance as well as decisions of KCCAT’s leadership team, and may be adjusted in the future based on changes in the COVID-19 situation in the Kansas City area as well as what we believe is the best interest of our team to provide effective and safe services to our patients.

If you have any questions, please speak to your clinician or reach out to KCCAT’s Director or Director of Operations.

We are still accepting and enrolling new patients! If you are interested in KCCAT services, please review our website and complete the online New Patient/Resource Request screening form, or call (913) 649-8820 and select option 1 from the menu.

About Telehealth Services

KCCAT has utilized telehealth technologies for more than a decade as part of our service offerings to provide consultations and continuity of care for patients who may live outside of the Kansas City area and lack local providers with experience in anxiety specialty services. This expertise allowed us to quickly and fairly seamlessly adjust our operations at the start of the pandemic.

KCCAT offers televideo appointments through a secure, HIPAA-compliant service and will be continuing to offer this on an ongoing basis. While there may be select situations where in-person services at KCCAT, in the home, or in the community are indicated, most services are easily and effectively conducted via televideo. As with all of our out-of-office sessions, online therapy is provided at our usual fee rates and incur no additional costs. We are happy to discuss with current or potential patients about your individual needs and fit for online services.

Additional Resources

KCCAT staff are committed to making appropriate and thoughtful adjustments to treatments for meeting the needs of our patients and public health. Do not hesitate to reach out to our center if you have questions, or for extra support or assistance locating behavioral health services.