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 Mount Carmel 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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • 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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Mount Carmel Behavioral Health provides acute behavioral health services for adults over the age of 18 in Columbus, Ohio, and the surrounding communities. Our highly skilled staff is committed to compassionate care that builds upon the inherent strengths of our patients and their families.

Who We Serve

What is the criteria for admission into Mount Carmel Behavioral Health?

At Mount Carmel Behavioral Health, we are pleased to admit adults over the age of 18 into our acute behavioral health program. During their five- to seven-day stay, patients are able to stabilize and begin to heal from disorders such as:

  • Mood disorders like anxiety or depression
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use disorders or eating disorders (only as secondary to a primary mental health disorder diagnosis)
The Admissions Process

How does a patient begin services at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health?

Because we are an acute care and crisis center, many of our patients are referred to us by local emergency rooms or other healthcare providers. However, all admissions are considered on a case-by-case basis to ensure that Mount Carmel Behavioral Health is able to meet each patient’s needs.

Referrals can be made by healthcare professionals, concerned family members, or even the prospective patient. You can begin the process 24/7 by calling our main telephone number and requesting to speak to a clinician in the admissions department. From there, an admissions counselor will ask for some preliminary information as part of an initial assessment.

Please note that while it is our goal to ensure that each prospective patient gets the care they need, we are unable to provide services for patients with the following behaviors or concerns:

  • Individuals experiencing a significant medical crisis who require acute medical intervention
  • Individuals who present with a high level of violence such that safety could be compromised for both staff and other patients
How to Prepare for Admission

What should a prospective patient bring with them to Mount Carmel Behavioral Health?

Upon speaking with our admissions staff, you’ll be given a thorough list of what items, medications, and information you’ll need to bring with you to our center. We want you to have a smooth and successful transition into our services, so we recommend bringing a medication list so that we can provide effective stabilization and medication management services.

Safety and security are always top priority at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health, so please leave valuables (such as money, credit cards, or jewelry) at home. Cell phones, drugs, and weapons are also banned from our facility.

Learn More

Get more information about starting the admissions process at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health

If you’d like to know more about starting the admissions process at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health, or if you need guidance in making a referral, please contact us at your earliest convenience. Our admissions counselors are always available to help you, a patient, or a loved one access our acute care services.

Marks of Quality Care
Why does this matter?
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
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