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 Belmont Behavioral Health System 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 Belmont Behavioral Health System.

  • 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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Inpatient Hospital Construction Updates

Belmont Behavioral Health System has been a trusted source of superior service for more than 75 years.

To ensure that we are best prepared to provide the highest quality of care to individuals and families in the Philadelphia area for decades to come, we’ll soon be moving into a brand-new building.

Construction is already underway on the new Belmont Behavioral Hospital, the inpatient treatment center for Belmont Behavioral Health System. When it is complete, our new home will be a six-story, state-of-the-art hospital with 250 patient beds and an array of beneficial features and amenities.

Our new hospital has been designed with comfort and healing in mind. We have paid thoughtful attention to how we can bring as many comforts from home as possible to the children, adolescents, adults, and seniors in our programs. Throughout every phase of the design and construction process, we’re focused on making sure that our new hospital will be a safe and welcoming environment for patients, staff, families, and visitors. For example:

  • Patient rooms will feature hardwood floors; will be painted in warm, soothing colors; and will let in plenty of natural light.
  • The hospital will contain specially designed sensory rooms that will provide an oasis of serenity for patients who are experiencing moments of crisis.
  • The designs of each unit incorporate multiple safety components, such as improved sight lines so that staff members are better able to monitor patients at all times.
  • Our grounds will feature two healing gardens, one for adults and seniors and one for children and adolescents.

The new building will also expand access to care at Belmont Behavioral Health System. Our current building has a maximum capacity of 180 patients. When we move into our new facility, we’ll be able to treat an additional 70 people at a time.

The construction of a new hospital is just the latest in a series of initiatives we’ve undertaken to support those who turn to us in their time of need. In recent years, we’ve opened a new outpatient building, developed a crisis response center, and added a 24-bed children’s unit.

In the decades since Belmont Behavioral Health System accepted its first patient, we’re proud to have played a leading role in the ongoing effort to improve the scope and quality of services that are available to people of all ages whose lives have been disrupted by mental health disorders and behavioral health concerns.

Our new hospital will be the culmination of years of planning. It will reflect decades of clinical advancements and best practices. And most importantly, it will allow Belmont Behavioral Health System to continue to provide the highest quality of care to the Philadelphia community.

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