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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Inpatient Treatment Program for Mental Health in Columbus

Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry is a proud provider of inpatient treatment programs that heal the whole person. Located in Columbus, Ohio Hospital offers treatment programs for adults and seniors looking for lasting recovery from mental health and co-occurring drug addiction issues.

Crisis Stabilization

Crisis Stabilization in our Inpatient Program

At Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry in Columbus, our acute inpatient psychiatric hospitalization program provides 24-hour care in a private, confidential, and non-institutional environment conducive to healing and recovery. The focus of our inpatient treatment is to provide crisis intervention, stabilization, and assessment of the patient’s needs. Treatment in the inpatient program for mental health is led by a psychiatrist and carried out by an interdisciplinary team of highly qualified staff composed of social workers, nurses, mental health associates, dietitians, and others who are required in the treatment process. The inpatient psychiatric treatment program is appropriate for patients who are in need of stabilization from acute distress, with the goal of returning them to their highest level of functioning so they can step down to a less intensive level of treatment. Individuals in acute inpatient programming require close observation, assessment, treatment, and a structured therapeutic environment. Treatment at  our inpatient program in Columbus includes, but is not limited to:

  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Mobile Assessment
  • Rehabilitation therapy services
  • Daily individual interaction with staff members where patients can ask questions and review progress toward achieving treatment plan goals
  • Group therapy to explore and learn different and better ways to cope with individual problems and issues
  • Therapeutic activities designed for individual abilities and needs, such as arts and crafts, games, yoga, meditation, gym, or aromatherapy
  • Gene site testing
Elements of Care

Elements of Care for Inpatient Treatment

The continuum of specialized treatment programs is designed to assist adults and seniors in need of mental health stabilization. Inpatient programs provide crisis stabilization, intensive care, dual diagnosis, and senior adult care. Whether you’re facing a dangerous situation and need help immediately, or are looking for guidance to make it through tumultuous times, someone is available to help day or night.

The wide variety of treatment programs at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry truly sets them apart from other treatment options in the area! They were able to give me the comprehensive therapy others could not.

– Chad C.
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