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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Columbus, Ohio’s Leading Adult Inpatient Mental Health Treatment Program

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

Understanding Acute Inpatient Care

Who can benefit from acute inpatient care at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health?

Mount Carmel Behavioral Health’s acute inpatient care program is designed to support adult patients over the age of 18 who are experiencing acute behavioral health concerns. During their brief five- to seven-day stay, patients will receive stabilization support and assistance in creating a comprehensive plan for transitioning to other levels of care.  

 Many of our patients are referred to us while in a state of crisis, often from local emergency rooms or other providers. The acute inpatient care program at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health is uniquely equipped to assist these individuals and provide compassionate care in some of life’s most challenging moments. While our program can offer support for a wide variety of mental health concerns, many of our patients come to us struggling with: 

  • 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)
Our Inpatient Programming

What types of services are offered within the acute inpatient program at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health?

While patients do not spend a lengthy amount of time in our acute inpatient program, their stay will be filled with the personalized supports they need to begin the journey to recovery. Our modalities reflect the science-backed foundations of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and solution-focused therapy. In addition, we offer non-crisis medical care from our experienced medical staff of certified nurse practitioners.  

Many of our patients rely on pharmacological therapy as part of their stabilization and healing process. They meet with a psychiatrist or advanced nurse practitioner at least five times per week during their stay for medication management services.

Comprehensive, Individualized Therapies

What types of therapies are included in the acute inpatient program at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health? 

Each person who arrives at our center will have unique challenges within the healing process, but our expert staff will ensure that they have access to the precise therapies and services they need. While every patient will have a different experience at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health, each person will have access to a wide range of therapies, including:  

  • Individual therapy (as needed) 
  • Group therapy (daily) 
  • Family therapy (as needed) 
  • Experiential therapy (daily) 

Group therapy is a foundational element of care at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health. Our process and educational groups cover topics such as life skills, coping skills, medication and diagnosis, communication skills, emotional regulation, and responding to trauma.

Learn More

Get more information about the acute inpatient program at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health

To find out more about the acute inpatient care program at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health, or to begin the admissions process, contact us at your earliest convenience. Our staff is available 24/7 to help you, a patient, or a loved one access our acute inpatient services.

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