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

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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 Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry.

  • These restrictions have 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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.

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.

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Columbus, Ohio’s Local Drug & Alcohol Support Groups

We, at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry, want to give our patients every advantage in being able to live the healthy lives they deserve. To truly improve the lives of adults and senior adults, we provide both personalized treatment and discharge plans to those we treat. These plans assist us in determining and then supplying the resources needed to help men and women become well again.

Our treatment and discharge planning process is fully customized to meet your needs. Our treatment plans are designed to treat your most pressing concerns, and our discharge plans aim to further any progress made at our hospital.

For many people, participating in support groups after leaving Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry is an excellent way to build upon the progress that was made during treatment. Depending on your needs, we may recommend you to one of the following groups so that you have continued support once you have returned home:

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

If you are treated for both mental health concerns and alcoholism via our dual diagnosis program, you may benefit from attending alcohol abuse support groups after you are discharged. Alcoholics Anonymous, an invaluable alcohol abuse support group that has existed for decades, can help you hold true to your sobriety for the long-term. Additionally, AA meetings can connect you to the recovery community, and provide you with substantial support from your peers.

If you would like to become a member of an AA group in the Columbus, Ohio area, click the following link to find a meeting close to where you live:

Click here to locate AA meetings near Columbus, Ohio

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Here, at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry, we understand the complex nature of drug addiction, and we want you to be successful in your recovery. Should you be treated for a mental illness and drug addiction while at our hospital, a recommendation to attend a Narcotics Anonymous group may be part of your discharge plan. Narcotics abuse support groups like NA let you work the 12-Steps, give and receive support, and work on your recovery alongside others who may relate to your experience.

No matter if you have struggled with the abuse of heroin, meth, cocaine, or any other drug, Narcotics Anonymous groups can help you live a sober lifestyle for the long-term.

To locate an NA group in or around Columbus, Ohio, click the following link:

Click here to find NA meetings near Columbus, Ohio

Alzheimer’s Disease Support Groups

Since Alzheimer’s disease is progressive, we want to give you and your loved ones the ongoing support needed to learn about and manage this illness. Therefore, if you are a caregiver of someone with this memory disorder, know that much can be gained by attending an Alzheimer’s disease support group. These groups can help you learn new ways of slowing the disease’s progression, and give you the encouragement you need during more challenging times. Furthermore, these groups can expose you to beneficial ways of practicing good self-care as you care for your loved one.

If you would like to find an Alzheimer’s disease support group in Columbus, Ohio, please click the following link:

Click here to search for an Alzheimer’s disease support group in or around Columbus, Ohio

Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry is there for you. We work tirelessly to make sure that you have the treatment and continued support needed to be healthy. Therefore, if you would like to learn more about our dual diagnosis treatment, our specialized Alzheimer’s programming, or how to begin our services, call us today. We welcome the opportunity to help you in any way that we can.

Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry was the only treatment option that was able to help me make a breakthrough in improving my mental health. It was obvious that Ohio Hospital's staff were experts in their field, and everyone was great!

– Mary B.
Marks of Quality Care
Why does this matter?
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation