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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Premier Treatment For Anxiety in Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Southcoast provides the highest quality anxiety treatment for adolescents & adults. Our treatment plans include individualized therapies to promote long-term recovery from anxiety.

Anxiety Treatment

Learn more about anxiety treatment at Southcoast Behavioral Health Hospital in Dartmouth, MA

Living with an anxiety disorder can be a difficult and distressing experience. Depending upon the specific type of anxiety disorder that a person has developed, the life-altering symptoms may preclude or significantly decrease his or her ability to participate in a wide range of activities. Individuals who are dealing with anxiety disorders may become overwhelmed by worry or fear to the point that they are incapable of attending social gatherings, meeting new people, communicating with others, or even leaving their houses. Unfortunately, the sense of hopelessness and helplessness that often accompanies an anxiety disorder can also reduce the likelihood that the afflicted individual will seek the treatment that can greatly improve his or her quality of life.

At Southcoast Behavioral Health, we recognize the degree to which anxiety disorders can disrupt sufferers’ lives, and we have developed highly effective programming that can help them overcome their symptoms and achieve healthier, happier, and more satisfying futures.

Helping a Loved One

Helping a loved one or family member get treatment for anxiety

Watching a loved one deal with the effects of an anxiety disorder can be a painful experience. Regardless of how loving and supportive you are, you know that you cannot provide the solutions that he or she needs. However, you can play an essential role in putting your loved one on the path to a healthier future. Please consider the following:

  • As is often the case when dealing with a significant challenge, education is an excellent starting point. Learning as much as you can about the type of anxiety disorder that your loved one is dealing with will prepare you to provide meaningful support.
  • Research the types of treatment that have helped others who were experiencing challenges similar to what your loved one is dealing with, and identify programs that appear to be best suited to meeting his or her specific needs.
  • Have an open and honest conversation with your loved one. Discuss your concerns, express your support, and share what you have learned. Most importantly, listen to your loved one, be prepared for pushback, and do not let what should be a productive discussion devolve into an argument.
  • Offer practical and tangible support. Help to make appointments. Provide transportation. Provide childcare. Do whatever you can to simplify your loved one’s life so that he or she can focus on getting into treatment.

The most important thing you can do is to be a consistent, active, and positive presence in your loved one’s life before, during, and after he or she is in treatment. Residential care is just one step on the long path of recovery. Plan to be at your loved one’s side every step of the way.

Why Consider Treatment

Why consider treatment for anxiety at Southcoast Behavioral Health Hospital in Dartmouth, MA

Individuals who are dealing with untreated anxiety disorders are at great risk for experiencing a wide range of unpleasant consequences and negative long-term outcomes. Completing one’s education, acquiring and maintaining employment, and achieving a healthy level of self-sufficiency can all be undermined by untreated anxiety disorders. The continued psychological pain of an untreated anxiety disorder can lead to diminished self-esteem, social withdrawal or ostracization, self-harm, and even suicidal ideation. If the afflicted individual attempts to self-medicate or numb himself or herself via substance abuse, this can both exacerbate the existing symptoms and expose the individual to a myriad of new forms of physical, emotional, and spiritual damage. Effective professional care can remove the individual from immediate danger, stop the ongoing damage, and set a course for a healthier and more promising tomorrow.

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