We take care of our clients
At Paracelsus Recovery, we understand that these are unprecedented times for everyone, and we are here to help. Our primary aim is to ensure that we can continue to support our clients.
The situation in Switzerland
We are fully operational in Zurich. Currently, the Swiss FOPH (Federal Office of Public Health) has no restrictions in place for entering or leaving Switzerland from/for most regions of the world in particular for medical urgency cases.
Self-isolation in our clinic
However, for some countries entering Switzerland, self-isolation for 10 days is required (see here Countries on the quarantine list).
Our private residences have all equipment needed to self-isolate in a comfortable way.
As a treatment provider, we can continue to provide individual treatment programmes in one of our discreet private residences, with all necessary restrictions in place to ensure your personal safety at all times. This way, it is possible to start your treatment as soon as you arrive in our residence while respecting your quarantine time.
As a treatment centre concerned with health and wellbeing, we take all the essential precautions to protect our staff and clientele.
Exceptions to the quarantine requirement
Nevertheless, individuals who travel for compelling medical reasons might be exempted from quarantine.
The situation in London (UK)
We are fully operational in London. Clients arriving in London from anywhere outside of the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man need to self-isolate for 10 days, must have proof of a negative coronavirus test to travel to England (the test must not be older than 72 hours prior to your journey) and show a proof of a completed passenger locator form at the UK border.
As the situation is serious in the UK, some countries are currently banned to enter the UK (see here the list of countries).
If you arrive in England from anywhere outside the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man you will need to self-isolate for 10 days.
Negative Covid-19 test result required
For security and health reasons, all clients visiting our clinics in Switzerland or in London, must provide a negative Covid-19 test result not older than 72 hours.
Support from our team
Our team is at your disposal to support you with any questions and necessary documentation required to travel. We can also reach out to authorities for more information about specific cases.
High safety measures
In the secure environment of our residences, we can provide intensive mental health or addiction treatment programmes without the need to interact with anyone other than our core team, who are regularly tested for coronavirus.
Our residences are thoroughly cleaned and sanitised daily following a precise cleaning protocol. We do everything possible to ensure that our client feels safe and comfortable in our private residences.
We can also provide online treatment programmes, depending on the client’s medical needs, possibilities to travel and time at their disposal. Our virtual rehabilitation programme combines the complexity and intensity of our established in-patient programmes with modern technology to ensure an effective remote programme. Our online programmes are designed to mirror our in-patient programmes. As such, we will tailor-make each virtual treatment programme based on the client’s unique set of needs.
Individual online therapy sessions
For clients who require a less intensive support regime, we also provide individual online therapy sessions with our psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists via a secure and purpose-built communication platform.
Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of us, whether that’s through risks to health and wellbeing, direct limitations to personal freedom, or the impact on emotional wellbeing. Anxiety, loneliness, and the resulting mental health issues, including substance abuse, are on the rise as the pandemic worsens.
Our Tips for Looking After Your Mental Health:
1. Be Compassionate to Yourself and Others.
Try to accept that this is a difficult time. Whatever you and others are feeling is a natural response to a painful experience.
Take half an hour each morning to meditate, do breathing exercises or possibly yoga, and give your mind some space to process.
2. Create a Routine.
Create a routine that combines exercise, work, family time, and time to process your emotions. A routine helps us structure our daily experience, which enables us to feel more in control.
Try to find treats for yourself in the day that you can look forward to.
3. Be Informed, listen to the Advice of Experts, and the Government and only check Official Sources.
Listen to, watch, and read what is happening in the world and ensure you have the latest information from reliable sources.
Avoid social media dependency by limiting your interactions to set times each day.
4. Reach out to Loved Ones/ Seek Professional Help.
Do not be afraid to voice your concerns, fears, and anxieties with loved ones.
Arrange to speak regularly and try to articulate how you feel.
If you are struggling to cope, reach out to therapists and other sources of professional help.
5. Observe Your Thinking Patterns
To ease anxiety, write down your feelings and try to understand why you feel the way you do.
Try to laugh as much as possible. Aim to watch a funny movie or a favourite comedy programme every day. When we laugh, our brains release endorphins that make us feel better, lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and keeps things in perspective.