Life’s Work Clinic exists to help our patients manage their recovery from opioid misuse/dependency.  With this as our primary purpose, LWC is putting in place the following policies to safeguard the welfare and well-being of our patients, staff and practitioners in the face of the global Covid-19 pandemic.  These guidelines are to the best of our ability in line with the recommendations from the State of Michigan and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Beginning Immediately:

  • Face to Face counseling will suspended immediately and will remain in effect until June 2020 at which time we will re-evaluate this policy.  All counseling will be done by phone or by the use of teleconferencing (often referred to as Skype).   No exceptions will be made to this policy. 

    • Many of Adam’s clients are already seen by telephone or two-way video (Vsee.com), so this will not change anything for them. 

    • For clients who are typically seen in person, all efforts will be made to connect with clients to set up these options. 

    • Admission to LWC’s counseling program is now CLOSED until June.  No new clients will be admitted to the counseling program.

  • In-Person appointments with our practitioners will be suspended immediately and will remain in effect until June 2020 at which time we will re-evaluate this policy.  All monthly appointments with practitioners will be done by phone or by the use of teleconferencing (often referred to as Skype).  

    • Patients will be assisted in downloading the Vsee.com application on their phones or home computers.

      • Steps:

        • Text or call with your email. 

        • We will send you a link to download the Vsee App onto your phone or computer

        • Follow the instructions to create an account.

        • Viola!  You are ready to see your practitioner remotely from the comfort of your home or maybe your car (you know who you are ;-).

        • If anyone needs help with this process, please do not hesitate to call us.  It's not something you need to struggle with.  We are always here to help you...you can also get any teenager in you life to do it in under 2 mins!

      • If you have already connected with Adam for tele-counseling, you already have the app and are ready to go!    

    • Any patient who is not able to do this due to technical issues will meet with their practitioner by phone during their scheduled time.   

    • Payment should be made online at https://www.lifesworkclinic.com/pay-for-services

      • If a patient is not able to pay online, a special appointment must be made ahead of time with the staff of LWC prior to your scheduled appointment to make a payment at the Kalkaska office.

      • ALL PAYMENTS NEED TO BE MADE AT LEAST ONE DAY BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT.  We simply are not able to keep track of all online payments the day of clinic.

        • You may call us if you have any challenges with paying online.  We can assist you with this process.  

      • All policies already in place for non-payment of services will continue to apply.

  • On Your Appointment Day:

    • All patients will be contacted at or around the time of their scheduled appointment by Adam who will  go over the appointment worksheet with the patient. 

    • After completing this phone call:

      • Appointment worksheet will be uploaded into your medical record.

      • Your Nurse Practitioner will review your appointment worksheet.

      • Once appointment worksheet has been reviewed, patients will be notified by phone call or text and seen by their practitioner either through Vsee.com or by phone. 

    • Appointments for the following month will be sent via text as usual or by phone call if text is not available.

    • This procedure will be in place until June 2020 or until which time CDC guidelines on in-person contact change. 

We are here for our patients and our counseling clients.  Our dedication to you is and always will remain our top priority.  At the same time, we want to keep all of us safe so that we can continue to serve you.  It works for all of us.  Hopefully, when this is over, we can go back to face-to-face interactions.  I know I will miss shaking hands will all of you and telling you how proud I am of each and every one of you!  I will just have to settle for this by phone for the time being. 

If any of you have questions about these changes, call us.  This will help keep all of us safe and guarantee us full lives as we strive for our goals.  

Thank You, 

Adam and Mandi DeVaney

Ronald Warner

Rachel Zenner