Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

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 Belmont 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 Belmont 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.

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

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If you are unable to call Belmont Behavioral Hospital, please use the below form to submit a confidential message to our Admissions staff. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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If you are unable to call Belmont Behavioral Health Hospital at (215) 515-7641, please use the form provided below to submit a confidential message to our admissions staff. We will respond as soon as possible.

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COVID-19 Communication Telephone Line:  215-581-3769

Families and stakeholders may utilize the phone number listed above for any questions or concerns they may have regarding COVID-19 as it relates to the current precautions and procedures in place at Belmont Behavioral Hospital. Callers may leave a message with their name, contact information, and the reason for their call. A member of Belmont’s COVID-19 team will respond by the next business day.

Belmont continues to be in communication with Philadelphia's Department of Public Health and is following all applicable CDC and DPH guidance at this time.

In response to COVID-19, Belmont has employed many protective and preventative measures to keep our staff and those in our care safe and healthy, including the following:

  • Establishing a COVID-19 Command Team
  • Environmental precautions such as on-site mask wearing and social distancing requirements
  • Daily COVID-19 screenings of all new and existing patients and staff
  • Strict disinfection and sanitization practices, including daily deep-cleaning procedures
  • Staunch adherence to CDC guidelines and recommendations

Patient Advocate

To get in touch with our patient advocate, please call (215) 581- 3879.