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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Professional Referrals

At Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry, we are proud of the reputation we have earned for supplying clinically excellent treatment within an environment that encourages long-term healing and recovery.

Our Professional Referral Process

Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry accepts direct admissions for our adult inpatient program and our senior Generations program from a variety of referral sources located throughout the community. Our welcoming intake staff is available 24-hours a day to pre-screen direct admissions, consult with our physicians, and verify insurance benefits. All staff members at Ohio Hospital are fully able to answer any questions that you may have about the programs we offer and about the admission process so you will be able to determine if our center will best fit your patient’s needs. If you prefer, you can also obtain additional information to present your recommendations for the referral to your patient. This way clients have the option of accessing treatment by calling our admissions department independently.

Referrals to Our Generations Program

If you are referring a patient to our Generations program, here is what is needed to start the referral process:

  • Fact sheet with complete demographic information
  • Insurance information
  • If there is a guardian or healthcare power of attorney we need their information
  • An assessment describing in detail the presenting problems, behaviors/symptoms describing how the individual is meeting the criteria for acute care inpatient stabilization
  • Diagnosis sheet for medical and psychiatric
  • Medication list
  • Four to five days of nurse notes to indicate pattern of behavior or symptoms
  • Most recent lab work

Referrals for Direct Admissions

If you are referring a patient for direct admissions, the referral process includes:

  • Call our intake department, which can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Documentation Needed
    • Write up presenting problems that indicates requirements met for acute inpatient admission
    • Primary mental health diagnosis
    • Complete medication list
    • List of medical problems that may exist
    • Demographic sheet with patient’s information
    • Insurance and photo ID
    • Consent forms

We are able to accept adult inpatient clients directly from your office, but they must be transported via ambulance or case management staff and consent or pink slips must be obtained prior to arrival.

Next Steps

If it is determined that our treatment center is appropriate for your patient, once the appropriate level of care is determined we will begin the treatment process immediately. At Ohio Hospital we are here to meet your needs and those of your patients, so don’t hesitate to contact our staff with any questions or concerns. Our admission staff does everything they can to make the referral process as smooth and easy as possible. We value all of our referral sources and understand how much you care about your patients.

I felt alone in this world confronting my problems with my mental disorders and the addiction that I developed to cope. Fortunately, the staff at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry were able to provide me with the assistance I needed, starting with the admissions process. Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry not only changed my life, but saved it.

– Susan F.
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