Corona Q&A

Yes We Can Youth Clinics is constantly working hard to prevent the spread of the Corona virus as much as possible. We can imagine that you have questions about how our clinic is dealing with the virus and what measures we are taking in this regard. That is why we have included the most important questions and answers on this page. If your question is not listed below, please do not hesitate to contact us via the online contact form or call us on +31 (0) 85 02 01 222. Seeing that the situation concerning the Corona virus is changing from day to day, we will constantly update this page with new information, where necessary.

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Is it still possible to travel to the Netherlands to have my son/daughter admitted at Yes We Can Youth Clinics?

Yes, the Dutch government has urged all health care, including mental health care, to continue providing care. We are grateful for and proud of our hardworking staff who enable us to accept new admissions. Although the majority of countries imposed travel bans/regulations, and nearly all flights are cancelled, it is in some ways still possible to travel, as long as there is a medical necessity. Please call us at +31 (0)85 02 01 222 so together we can check travel regulations with your local government, help you with the required medical documents and find ways to travel to the Netherlands.

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Have any fellows / employees currently been diagnosed with the Corona virus?

No, this is not the case at present. Furthermore, we have taken preventive measures to avoid this as much as possible.

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What happens if travel bans prevent me from picking up my son or daughter at the end of treatment?

We realise that the travel bans that are put in place are strict, however, necessary travel is usually allowed for people who need to travel for health reasons. In case a travel ban prevents you from picking up your son or daughter at the end of treatment, we will work closely with you to find a suitable solution.

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What (preventive) measures have you taken to avoid a Corona virus outbreak at Yes We Can Youth Clinics?
  • In compliance with the guidelines of the RIVM, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, we have informed all our colleagues which preventive measures they can take themselves.
  • We carry out a risk analysis on everyone who comes to our clinic for treatment.
  • As a preventive measure, we disinfect all contact surfaces (e.g. door handles, etc.) several times a day.
  • We ask everyone to be alert to their own health and, even more so, to the health of the fellows in the clinic.
  • Only necessary visits are currently allowed in the clinic.
  • The nursing staff at Yes We Can Youth Clinics will call fellows coming to the clinic one and a half weeks and 1 to 3 days before their arrival in order to carry out a medical screening. 
  • The intakes will take place face to face. However, travel bans may cause us to offer you a digital alternative.
  • The Bonding week will take place face to face. However, travel bans may cause us to offer you a digital alternative.
  • Fellows don't go on activitities outside the clinic at least until July 1.
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Does the potential threat of the Corona virus affect my child's treatment in any way?

No. However, we have taken many preventive measures to avoid an outbreak of the Corona virus.

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Have the fellows in the clinic been tested?

No, the fellows in the clinic have not been tested. If someone in the clinic shows symptoms of the virus, our medical staff will contact the GP.

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Are new fellows at the clinic being tested on arrival?

During the telephone medical intake, which takes place one and a half weeks before arrival, and again 1-3 days prior to the start of the treatment, new fellows are screened for any symptoms that could indicate the Corona virus. If these symptons are present, our medical staff will advise the fellow to immediately contact their GP.

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What does a medical screening at YWCYC entail?

Our nursing staff will consult with the person concerned and make a risk analysis based on the guidelines of the RIVM, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment

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What happens if a child is in the clinic and turns out to be infected?

When one of the teenagers/young adults in the clinic turns out to be infected with the coronavirus, the GP will be consulted. Parents are informed immediately. A fellow with symptoms has as little contact as possible with the rest of the group.

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Will I be able to visit my son or daughter?
With the exception of bonding week, it is not possible to visit your child at the clinic at present, in accordance with the treatment guidelines.
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Will the treatment continue as usual?

Yes, treatment will continue as planned. However, we are even more attentive and alert to the health of the fellows and staff than usual, and we have taken preventive measures.

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Is there sufficient medical supervision in the clinic?

Yes, there is a medical team available 24/7 at Yes We Can Youth Clinics.

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Is the medical team competent enough to treat the Corona virus?

The medical staff will carry out a risk analysis and, if necessary, will contact the GGD, the Dutch Municipal Health Services.  

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What happens if fellows / employees show symptoms of the virus?

The medical staff will carry out a risk analysis and, if necessary, will contact the GP.

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Are the fellows aware of the developments regarding the Corona virus taking place outside the clinic?

Yes, we have informed all of our fellows.

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Are the end of treatment consultations still going to take place?

The final end of treatment consultations will take place. However, depending on the travel restrictions, we may need to offer an alternative on the scheduled day.

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