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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Professional Referrals

At Southcoast Behavioral Health, we value the strong relationships we build with other professionals and are happy to be a part of each of our patients’ treatment teams.

At Southcoast Behavioral Health, we value the strong relationships we build with other professionals and are happy to be a part of each of our patients’ treatment teams. If you are a referring professional and have a client or patient whom you feel we would be able to help, we encourage you to contact us and speak with someone in our admissions department. Recognizing the courage that is required for each of our patients to seek treatment, we have sought to make the referral process as smooth and streamlined as possible.

Our admissions staff is available to answer any questions you may have and to help make arrangements to admit a prospective patient who is currently in your care. In addition, our admissions staff can advise you whether or not a particular patient is a good fit for our program. If he or she is a not a good fit, our admissions counselor can also provide references for other treatment centers that may provide more appropriate treatment.

When you refer one of your patients to us, we make it our goal to update you regularly so as to facilitate a smooth transfer back to your care once your patient has completed treatment. We believe this continuity of care provides a distinct advantage to our patients as it minimizes any interruption that the transition into and out of inpatient care may bring.

We accept referrals from a wide array of sources, some of which include:

Hospital emergency departments
Community crisis centers
Community clinics
Court systems
Clinicians in private practice

If you feel that someone in your care may benefit from the compassionate, comprehensive, and expert treatment that we offer at Southcoast, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

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