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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

Marks of Quality Care

Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry is committed to offering the best possible care for individuals who are seeking professional treatment for behavioral and mental health concerns. Serving Columbus and the surrounding area, our main focus is providing each of our patients with guidance, structure, and a compassionate environment in order to facilitate a successful recovery.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) oversees the national Medicare and Medicaid programs, as well as the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the health insurance marketplace. At Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry, we join with CMS in its mission to improve the national healthcare system for all Americans, providing our patients with the highest quality of care and better access to coverage at lower costs.

The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission is an independent, nonprofit organization that evaluates healthcare organizations and programs in the United States, setting the standard for value and excellence in the industry as it seeks to continuously improve healthcare for the public. At Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry, we are proud to be accredited by The Joint Commission, and to be recognized for our commitment to providing the highest level of professional care to our patients.

The Jason Foundation Inc. (JFI)

The Jason Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization that is committed to ending the silent epidemic of youth suicide through educational programming. Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry is proud to partner with JFI in its mission of equipping young people, educators, and parents with the necessary tools and resources to recognize the warning signs of suicidal ideation, and providing guidance as to the best ways to aid at-risk youth.

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