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 Trauma Treatment Program

The Mosaic Program at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health provides specialized inpatient care for adults age 18 and older who have been experiencing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other effects of traumaAdults who participate in this trauma program at our treatment facility in Columbus, Ohio, receive comprehensive, personalized services to help them make sustained progress toward improved health.

Who We Serve

Admissions criteria for the Mosaic Program, which provides trauma treatment for adults at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health in Columbus, OH 

All admissions decisions at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health are made on an individual basis following a thorough review of each person’s treatment history, needs, and goals. In general terms, our trauma program accepts individuals of all genders age 18 and older who: 

  • Have a primary diagnosis of a mental health disorder 
  • Have experienced intense or sustained trauma 
  • Require acute care to promote stabilization 

The Mosaic Program is not limited to those who have been diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We also accept individuals who are struggling with anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and other mental health concerns that can be directly linked to a history of trauma.  

Typical length of stay in the inpatient trauma program for adults at our treatment facility in Columbus, Ohio, is seven to 10 days depending on each individual’s needs and progress. 

Elements of Care

Features of treatment in the Mosaic Program, which provides trauma treatment for adults at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health in Columbus, OH 

At Mount Carmel Behavioral Health, we are committed to offering a truly personalized experience for each person who participates in the Mosaic Program. The Mosaic Program provides a low-stimuli environment to allow for healing and personal growth. 

Prior to starting treatment, you will complete a thorough assessment. The information we collect during this assessment will form the foundation of your customized treatment plan. Depending on a variety of personal factors, your plan may include the following elements: 

Medical care: The treatment team within our trauma program for adults includes certified nurse practitioners (CNPs) who are available to provide basic medical services. You will meet with a member of our nursing staff upon admission, with additional sessions available if necessary.  

Medication managementPrescription medications can help to ease or alleviate the symptoms of certain mental health disorders. If you can benefit from this type of intervention while you’re receiving care within the Mosaic Program, we can include medication management services in your personalized treatment plan. Each person who enters our trauma program for adults meets with a psychiatric provider upon admission, with regular follow-up sessions as needed throughout their time in treatmentMedication is ordered as indicated, and members of our nursing staff dispense the medications according to each patient’s schedule.   

Individual therapyThe Mosaic Program is an acute care, crisis stabilization program that is designed to prepare the individual for the next stage of their recovery. Individual therapy is not typically the most effective means of intervention in such a setting. However, individual therapy sessions can and will be scheduled when clinically appropriate. Individual therapy can help you process your experiences and address topics you may be hesitant to discuss in a group setting. If individual therapy is included in your personalized plan at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health, you will have a one-on-one meeting with a master’s-prepared clinician.  

Group therapy: Groups are a daily feature of treatment within our trauma program for adults. During your time with us, you may participate in process groups and psychoeducational groups. With the guidance of an experienced professional, groups are safe and supportive environments where you can express your feelings, learn from the experiences of others, and gain important information about treatment and recovery. Group topics in the Mosaic Program include life skills, coping skills, trauma response, insight development, and integration of the whole self. 

Family therapy: When an adult struggles with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other effects of trauma, their close friends and family members may also be impacted. Loved ones can play a vital role during and after an adult’s time in treatment. Family therapy is a supportive environment where individuals in treatment and their loved ones can process their experiences, resolve conflicts, and learn how to better support one another. Depending on your needs and progress, your personalized trauma treatment plan at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health may include family therapy. 

Experiential therapiesExperiential therapies are dynamic, hands-on activities that can provide you with new ways to express your feelings and process your emotions. Art therapy and recreational therapy are examples of the types of experiential therapies that are included in the Mosaic Program 

Depending on your specific needs, your care in our trauma program for adults may incorporate the practices and principles of several therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) 

Every person who completes the Mosaic Program receives a detailed discharge plan to guide their continued progress following their time at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health. This personalized document will identify the treatment providers and community-based services that will support your efforts to maintain and build on the progress you made with us. Depending on your needs, your discharge plan may include a referral to an outpatient program, contact details for support groups in your area, and additional relevant information.

Benefits of Treatment

Benefits of receiving care in the Mosaic Program, which provides trauma treatment for adults at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health in Columbus, OH 

Untreated trauma can have a profoundly negative impact on virtually all aspects of a person’s life. Examples of the negative effects of untreated trauma include: 

  • Strained or ruined relationships 
  • Substandard performance in school or at work 
  • Academic failure, job loss, and chronic unemployment 
  • Onset or worsening of mental health disorders 
  • Substance use and addiction 
  • Physical injuries due to substance use or other dangerous behaviors 
  • Social withdrawal or isolation 
  • Self-harm 
  • Suicidal ideation  

When you get the type and level of trauma treatment that’s right for you, you minimize your risk for continued difficulties such as these, and you can also begin to heal from any past damage you’ve already incurred. 

Traumatizing events and experiences can happen to many people, but the response to that trauma is always unique to the individual. At Mount Carmel Behavioral Health, we understand the personal nature of trauma response, and we recognize that effective treatment and intervention must also be a personalized experience.   

With the Mosaic Program, we believe that “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” which means people should not be defined by their traumatic experiences, nor by how they responded to them. Within our trauma treatment program for adults, patients learn to define themselves by a new sum that includes all their experiences, as well as how they choose to live life in their “new normal.”    

A thorough assessment process, comprehensive services, personalized care, and detailed discharge planning are among the many benefits of receiving treatment through the Mosaic Program at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health in Columbus, Ohio. To learn more, contact us today.

Learn More

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

To find out more about the acute inpatient trauma 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 trauma services.

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