As many of you know, Kendra Koeplin will be returning from her parental leave in March, and we are looking forward to welcoming her back to GIMC. We are working with Jo Knott, who has been doing an exceptional job covering BHIP in Kendra’s absence, on a plan to ensure a smooth transition. Given a few constraints, we are currently facing an acute crunch in BHIP access. For the time being, BHIP will not be able to take on any new referrals. Additionally, there are a number of referrals that have been made over the past few weeks that may be beyond BHIP’s capacity and have not been processed or scheduled. We will work on reviewing these referrals and ensuring that each of these patients has a follow up plan. Apologies for the disruption to what we know is a valuable service for our patients.
Jake will update us all as we work through the specifics of BHIP access/continuity over the coming weeks, and will certainly notify everyone once BHIP is again able to take new referrals.