August 16, 2021

Although you may have been receiving services via telepsychology, the UA Psychology Clinic resumed offering in-person appointments in April 2021. Your clinician will discuss which method is best for your treatment and may request that you begin attending regular or periodic in-person sessions. Based on guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and campus task forces, we continue to monitor and modify our procedures to ensure a safe environment for our clients. The following information will help you navigate our procedures should you attend in-person appointments in our Clinic.

All UA Psychology Clinic clients (or their legal guardian) are required to read and sign the Individual/Family COVID-19 Disclosure and Acknowledgment form (included with this letter and available on our website) before they can begin their initial in-person appointment. The form will be kept in each client’s record, and a copy will be provided to you for your personal records. The form can also be accessed on our website, https://psychologyclinic.ua.edu.

To limit the number of people present in Clinic, adult clients should come alone to therapy unless otherwise indicated by their clinician. Whenever possible, child clients should attend with one parent/guardian only unless instructed otherwise by their clinician.

Check-In Procedures for In-Person Appointments: When you arrive, please park in one of our five designated spaces facing the McMillan Building, remain in your vehicle, and call our office at (205)348-5000 and let us know you have arrived. Your clinician will bring out a parking pass, any paperwork that needs completed, and ask you screener questions regarding COVID-19 symptoms. Your clinician will then escort you into the Clinic.

We will continue to collect payment via phone unless there is an outstanding balance on your account, which will be collected when you arrive and before your session can begin. We accept credit card (preferred) or cash. We do not accept personal checks.

Please contact us with any questions. We look forward to seeing you in our Clinic soon!

Thank you,

UA Clinic Staff & Clinic Director
The University of Alabama Psychology Clinic

COVID-19 Screening Questions

The following screening questions were developed based on information from the University Medical Center (UMC) and from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Questions will be answered as part of client and visitor curbside screening conducted by student-clinicians prior to anyone entering the Clinic for a scheduled appointment.

  1. Have you had any known contact* with a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days? Yes**___ No ___
  2. Have you had any known contact* with a person with a suspected case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days? Yes**___ No ___

*Per the CDC, contact is defined as less than 6 feet separation for more than 15 minutes, even if masks were worn.

**If yes, you may not visit the Clinic until > 14 days following exposure.

  1. Have you had any of the following symptoms within the last three (3) days?
    •           Fever of 100.4 degrees or higher?
    •           Forceful, dry cough or productive cough?
    •           Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath?
    •           Chills or repeated shaking with chills?
    •           New unexplained muscle pain?
    •           New or atypical headache?
    •           Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea?
    •           Sore throat?
    •           Sudden loss of taste or smell?
  1. Have you been tested for COVID-19 in the last fourteen (14) days?
  2. If Yes:  Date of testing:_______________________________________ Reason for testing: ____________________________________ Results: _____________________________________________

**If yes to one or more symptom questions, or a positive COVID-19 test in the last 14 days, you may not visit the Clinic.

Campus community members (e.g., students, staff, faculty, supervisors) exposed to someone with COVID-19 or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 are to contact the UA COVID-19 Support Program. For information, visit https://healthinfo.ua.edu/contact/.