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 Southcoast Behavioral Health Hospital 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 Southcoast Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • 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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We understand that the admissions process can be difficult and often times intimidating. As such, we work to streamline our admissions process to make it as easy and as comfortable as possible.

At Southcoast Behavioral Health, we understand that the process of contacting treatment centers and being admitted for treatment can be a difficult and sometimes intimidating process. As such, we have worked hard to streamline our admissions process and make it as easy and as comfortable as possible.

We encourage prospective patients, family members, and referents to contact us directly. A member of our admissions team will conduct an initial screening, and ascertain whether Southcoast will be able to best meet the prospective patient’s needs. They will also assess treatment needs and recommend an appropriate level of care.

Southcoast is proud to provide treatment for men and women aged 18 and older with a variety of mental health issues. Though we provide care to people with many different kinds of mental illnesses, some of the most common disorders we treat include:

  • Depressive disorders
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Self-harming behaviors
  • Aggression
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

We also provide care for co-occurring diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and bronchitis. Because we do not provide services for people with substance abuse issues, eating disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and people in need of IVs, we are happy to provide referrals to centers that will better be able to address these patients’ needs.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to speak with you to determine if Southcoast is the best place for you, your loved one, or someone in your care to begin a journey towards improved health.

The staff, doctors and social workers are truly amazing at what they do. They are very understanding and so helpful, and they care about your needs - always. They have no idea how much they helped me grow within such a small amount of time.

– Anonymous Client
Marks of Quality Care
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation