UPDATE: January 18, 2022

The UA Psychology Clinic continues to offer in-person and telepsychology appointments at this time, depending on the type of services requested and the individual needs of the client. We continue to monitor and modify our procedures based on guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in order to ensure a safe environment for our clients, clinicians, and staff. For in-person appointments, please note the following requirements:

  • Masks are required in our Clinic setting until further notice regardless of vaccine status, and consistent with current UA policies on campus.
  • All UA Psychology Clinic clients (or their legal guardian) are required to read and sign the Individual/Family COVID-19 Disclosure and Acknowledgment form before they can begin their initial in-person appointment. The form is available in our office for signing, or under the “forms” tab on our website for electronic completion. The signed form will be kept in the client’s record, and a copy will be provided to you for your personal records.
  • To limit the number of people present in Clinic, adult clients should come alone to visits unless otherwise indicated by their clinician. Whenever possible, child clients should attend with one parent/guardian only unless instructed otherwise by their clinician. Siblings of child clients should not attend sessions without advance discussion and approval from their clinician.
  • Arrival/Check-In: 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 to let us know you have arrived (Note: if walking, biking, or being dropped off at Clinic, you may enter the main McMillan Building lobby and wait by the vending machines while you call our office). Your payment will be collected by our staff over the phone; if you wish to pay inside using cash or credit/debit card, please inform the staff member and further instruction will be provided. We do not accept personal checks.
  • Entering Clinic: Staff will notify your clinician of your arrival, and they will bring out a parking pass, any paperwork that needs completed, and ask you screening questions regarding COVID-19 symptoms (detailed below) at your vehicle. Your clinician will then escort you into the Clinic. Please stop by the hand sanitizer dispenser in the McMillan lobby, or the nearby restroom if soap is preferred for hand hygiene, before entering Clinic.
  • Lobby: Lobby use is currently limited; your clinician will provide instruction regarding whether you should use the lobby during an appointment (i.e., parent waiting for a child during the child’s time with the clinician). Masks are required while waiting.

If you have any questions about our operations, we are happy to answer them by phone at 205-348-5000, and staff can also put you in touch with your assigned clinician for more information. We look forward to seeing you in our Clinic!

Thank you,

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

COVID-19 Screening Questions

The following screening questions are adapted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Questions will be answered as part of (1) staff and student daily self-screening and (2) client and visitor curbside screening, before entering Clinic.

1. Have you been in close physical contact* with a person with COVID-19 (either suspected or confirmed by testing) in the last 14 days?

*Per the CDC, close physical contact is defined as being within 6 feet of an infected/symptomatic person for a cumulative total of 15  minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting 48 hours before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic individuals, for 48 hours before test specimen collection).

Yes __     No __

 If Yes: You may not visit the Clinic for 10 full days after exposure per CDC, when calculating quarantine, the date of exposure to  someone  with COVID-19 is “day 0” and “day 1” is the first full day after your last contact with them.

UA students and staff who are exposed are to contact the UA COVID- 19 support hotline (205-348-CV19) and follow their recommendations for quarantine and/or returning to campus.

Testing: the CDC recommends getting tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19. For UA students and staff, the COVID-19 support hotline can facilitate testing appointments.

2. Have you experienced any of the following symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 48 hours?

  • Fever (≥100.4° F) or chills?
  • Cough?
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
  • New unexplained fatigue?
  • New unexplained muscle or body aches?
  • New or atypical headache?
  • New loss of taste or smell?
  • Sore throat?
  • Congestion or runny nose?
  • New or unexplained nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea?

Yes __     No __

If Yes: You may not visit the Clinic for 10 full days after your symptoms first appeared, and you have had no fever for 24 hours without the use of medications, and other symptoms of COVID-19 (excluding loss of taste or smell which can persist for weeks) are improving.

UA students and staff who test positive are to contact the UA COVID-19 support hotline (205-348-CV19) and follow their recommendations for isolation, quarantine, and/or returning to campus.

3. Have you received a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, been told you are suspected to have COVID-19 by a licensed health provider, or been diagnosed with COVID-19 by a licensed healthcare provider in the last 14 days?

Yes __     No __

If Yes: You may not visit the Clinic until it has been 10 full days from when your symptoms first appeared or the date of your positive test, and you have had no fever for 24 hours without the use of medications, and other symptoms of COVID-19 (excluding loss of taste or smell) are improving.

UA students and staff who test positive are to contact the UA COVID-19 support hotline (205-348-CV19) and follow their recommendations for isolation, quarantine, and/or returning to campus.