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’s Best Mental Health Hospital & Treatment Center

Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry is one of the leading treatment centers in Columbus for individuals struggling with mental health disorders.

Mental health disorders are illnesses that are typically characterized by a dysfunction in or a dysregulation of mood, behavior, and/or thought. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that one in every four adults ages 18 and older in the United States suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. When people are suffering from a mental disorder, it can have a negative impact not only on the person suffering from it, but on the lives of those around him or her as well. Without receiving proper treatment, mental health disorders can have devastating effects, including loss of significant relationships, unemployment, broken homes, and many others.

At Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry, our mental health treatment center in Columbus, we provide treatment for people suffering from a variety of different mental disorders in a safe, compassionate, and confidential environment. Some of the disorders that we treat include:

My mental disorders were severely affecting my life, so I decided to get help at OHP where others had success in getting treatment. Thanks to OHP, my life is now much better and I have a very optimistic view of the world.

– Linda K.
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