Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Client, Family & Visitor Guide

What are we doing to combat COVID-19?

Hal Nichols Associates LLC is following CDC guidance, as well as that of state and local public health departments.

Out of an abundance of caution, all in person individual and group sessions have been suspended until further notice.

Individual sessions will proceed on a telehealth platform. You will receive an email request titled: “Telemedicine meeting invitation” at the time of your scheduled appointment. Click on the link and you will be directed to the video conference. If you do not receive the email invitation, call the office at 913-648-6940 for additional instructions.

Your therapist/counselor may use a different platform and will notify you prior to your appointment.

Group therapy sessions have been cancelled and will resume on Monday, March 23, 2020 on the Zoom platform.

If using Zoom, following these instructions:

  1. On a device with a camera you can access Zoom in one of two ways:
    1. Go to the internet and go to
    2. Download the Zoom app on your phone.
  2. Select “Join a Meeting” and then enter the meeting ID provided to you.
  3. You will need to allow the device to access the camera and audio.

Education classes for adolescents and adults have been suspended until further notice.

How does this new policy impact our clients and their families and visitors?

We are committed to high quality, compassionate care, and that will not change. We remain available to screen and accept clients into all of our outpatient programs. Mental health and addiction treatment should not wait, and we are taking every precaution possible while continuing to offer needed treatment.

What You Can Do to Prevent Virus Spread

  1. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Practice social distancing whenever possible.
  2. Notify staff if you have reason to believe you have come into contact with an infected person.
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  4. Wash your hands often with both soap and water or hand sanitizer.
  5. Routinely clean high-touch surfaces in your home (door knobs, light switches, countertops).

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. Please know that we are following CDC guidance, as well as state and local public health departments in order to best care for our clients and their families, and any visitors during this critical time.