Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry.

  • This restriction has 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 has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being 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.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

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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Leading Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health Treatment Program

In early 2021, Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry will be expanding our services to offer inpatient mental health treatment for adolescents.

A young person who is suffering from severe, ongoing symptoms of a mental health condition needs immediate support.

Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry’s inpatient program will provide crisis stabilization for adolescents ages 11-17, helping them get back to a state of stability.

Crisis Stabilization for Adolescents

When a young person is suffering from a mental health concern, they may have trouble functioning in their daily life. In some cases, they may become so overwhelmed by the symptoms they’re struggling with that they no longer feel in control of their thoughts or actions.

Opening in early 2021, the inpatient program at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry will provide crisis stabilization for adolescents who are experiencing severe, persistent symptoms of a mental health condition.

Most young people will receive inpatient care at our hospital in Columbus, Ohio, for three to seven days, but your child’s actual length of stay will depend on their individual progress.

Inpatient treatment may be ideal for your child if they could benefit from:

  • Round-the-clock care – Our care team will be on hand 24/7 to provide any necessary interventions and to help your child start processing the troubling thoughts or emotions they have been struggling with.
  • Personalized support – We will listen to your child and ensure that they feel heard, encouraging them to actively participate in their own healing process and personalizing their care to their specific strengths and challenges.
  • Solid healing foundation – Although our inpatient program will typically be a short-term experience, the work your child does during their stay with us will help them build a solid foundation for healing that they can continue at a lower level of care.

Your child will not need to complete another level of care before starting our inpatient program. While some young people will step up to our inpatient program from a lower level of care, others will enter directly from their school, an emergency department, or their doctor’s office.

Age-Appropriate Care

Young people have different experiences with mental health conditions than adults do, which is why we will deliver inpatient treatment that addresses the age-appropriate needs of adolescents.

The topics we will cover are relevant to your child’s lived experiences and may include healthy coping skills, de-escalation techniques, building self-esteem, and medication education.

Every young person will follow a personalized plan of care, which we will create based on a detailed assessment of their medical history, the nature and severity of their symptoms, and their treatment goals.

Although everyone’s path to healing is different, there are certain elements that are common to the inpatient experience:

  • Daily group therapy sessions
  • Multiple family therapy sessions
  • Individual therapy as needed
  • Art, music, and recreational therapies
  • Medication management services
  • Basic medical care as needed

We will use evidence-based treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help each young person start functioning at a higher level. Our goal is to set the groundwork for your child to continue making progress toward sustained, long-term healing.

Expert Team

When you seek inpatient care for your child at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry, they will receive care from a multidisciplinary team of experienced professionals who are passionate about helping young people live their very best lives.

Depending on their individual needs, your child’s care team may consist of:

  • Medical nurse practitioner
  • Psychiatric nurse practitioner
  • Psychiatrist
  • Nurse (LPN or RN)
  • Social worker

We understand how frightening it can be when your child needs crisis intervention. Our kind and compassionate team will stay in direct communication with you, as appropriate, throughout their stay with us.

Our priority is to promote the best possible outcomes for the young people in our care. We will work collaboratively to create the most beneficial plan of care for every young person who turns to us for support.

Under the guidance of our expert team, your child can reach stabilization, start functioning more like themselves, and make progress toward a healthier future.

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