Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

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 Serenity Knolls Treatment Center 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 Serenity Knolls Treatment Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services 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

Alumni

At Serenity Knolls, we are fully committed to helping the individuals we treat both reach and exceed their recovery goals. In fact, nothing pleases us more than to hear about how our former residents are living lives that they never thought were possible had they not received care at our center.

Therefore, in order to supply former residents with the continued support they need after completing programming with us, and so that we can remain connected to the men and women who have found recovery success with us, Serenity Knolls is pleased to offer services for our alumni.

Men and women who complete 30 days of treatment at our center are welcome to partake in weekly aftercare meetings that are held at two off-site locations. Each Tuesday night we offer meetings at our San Geronimo, California location, and each Wednesday night at our San Francisco, California location. These meetings are open to all Serenity Knolls alumni for the rest of their lives. Additionally, and so as to eliminate financial concerns as a barrier to engaging in these meetings, we are pleased to offer them at no cost.

For the first three gatherings held each month, alumni participate in meetings that are centered on a particular topic or focused discussion that is in one way or another about the recovery journey. Depending on the individuals in attendance, the subject matter discussed can vary and is often catered to the needs and initiatives of the men and women who come to lend their ears and voices to this forum. Examples of the topics and subjects of discussion can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Relapse prevention
  • Establishing and maintaining support
  • Coping skills
  • Emotion regulation
  • Overcoming obstacles
  • Formulating goals for the future

Additionally, and as a means of acclimating individuals who are ready to be discharged from our program, we, at Serenity Knolls, can transport current residents to alumni meetings so that they can get a feel for what our alumni services entail. Exposure to our alumni services typically occurs approximately two weeks prior to a resident’s discharge, which can be helpful for instilling optimism for a sober future for all who are actively engaged in our treatment.

Additionally, and for the fourth meeting of the month, alumni are invited to attend a chip meeting in which they can receive a chip for varying lengths of sobriety and celebrate their recovery success thus far. Friends, family members, and other loved ones are also welcome to attend this meeting, as we believe that the inclusion of people who are meaningful to our alumni helps to foster a stronger support network for individuals that can benefit them in the long-term.

In choosing Serenity Knolls as the place to begin one’s healthier, sober life, you or someone you care about will become part of our dynamic community of individuals that is dedicated to supplying support, remaining connected, and continuing recovery success for a lifetime. Therefore, if you or your loved one is interested in our programming and beneficial alumni and aftercare services, do not let another day go by without giving us a call. We are confident that we can help you or an important person in your life achieve sobriety and go on to live a truly recovered existence once and for all.

Serenity Knolls helped not only my husband – but our whole entire family. We go back every year during the holidays to visit and not a day goes by where we are not grateful for where we all are now.

– Henriette C.