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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What To Expect

If you are facing a mental illness, it is crucial to know that you are not alone. At Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry, we believe it is very important to inform our patients and their loved ones about what to expect throughout the treatment process. From admission to the transition back home, we are there for our patients every step of the way, celebrating each milestone of progress.


The compassionate staff at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry is completely devoted to helping all of our patients get back on track. Our goal is to initialize a plan that will prove successful for each and every patient, guiding you on the road to recovery. Following a comprehensive evaluation, our team of clinicians will craft an individualized treatment plan catering to each person’s specific needs.

Our Comprehensive Assessments Include:

  • Nursing assessments
  • Psychiatric evaluations
  • Psychosocial assessments
  • Nutritional assessments

Additional assessments are also offered, depending on your needs.

Phases Of Treatment

Taking the initial steps for help is a huge accomplishment and you should be applauded for your courage. Your treatment will be individualized and centered around what will best get you on the path to wellness. Our commitment to compassionate care,  along with your unique treatment plan, will help provide you with the tools necessary to lead a happier, healthier life. Upon assessment and admission into Ohio Hospital of Psychiatry, you and your family will meet with a staff member and discuss the road to your recovery. Your inpatient care will be under the guidance of highly trained professionals in a comfortable welcoming setting. Phases include:

  • Assessments
  • Planning
  • Treatment
  • Discharge
  • Continuing care

Continuing Care Services

Even after your stay at OHP, you should know that you are never alone. We are available 24 hours, 7 days a week to take your call and offer a helping hand. When you or your loved one has progressed to the point where professional observation and treatment are no longer needed, an established social worker will connect you with our continuing care services. You will be educated about a variety of beneficial support groups vital to continuing your progress.

Continuing Care Services Assist With:

  • Offering information on nearby support services
  • The continuity of care and treatment processes
  • Coping with the switch to outpatient care
  • Designing goals for both patients and family members
  • Dealing with any potential problems

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