Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Shaker Clinic to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Shaker Clinic.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

The Jason Foundation

Clark Flatt created the Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) after his 16-year-old son Jason committed suicide in 1997. The mission of JFI is to raise awareness and provide communities with tools to help erase the presence of youth suicide.

JFI has created a curriculum for students and a number of seminars for teachers, parents, and other adult community members to benefit from. This foundation is focused on empowering people of all ages so they feel comfortable identifying and providing help to youth who are at-risk for suicide.

In Ohio:

  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for middle and high school age youth (12 – 18).
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college age youth (18 – 22).

The Ohio Youth Risk Behavioral Survey reported:

  • Almost 1 out of 5 young people seriously considered suicide in the past twelve months
  • Almost 1 out of 9 young people attempted suicide in the past twelve months

Shaker Clinic is obliged to be a partner with JFI so that youth suicide can be eradicated. Teachers, parents, students, school personnel, and other individuals who live and work in the Ohio area can contact Shaker Clinic to obtain more information, get connected to the proper resources, and receive training in how to help at-risk youth who are contemplating suicide. All materials provided through JFI are offered free of charge.

To obtain more information about how Shaker Clinic is partnering with JFI to put a stop to the “silent epidemic” of suicide among youth, please contact us when you are ready. To get more insight on the Flatt family and The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI), please visit us at www.jasonfoundation.com.