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.

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If you or a loved one is struggling with a mental health disorder, finding the right treatment can be a challenge. We’re here to help you determine whether the care we offer is the right fit.

Learn About Mental Health Disorder Treatment

Learn about mental health treatment at Belmont Behavioral Health System in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Belmont Behavioral Health System, a mental health hospital and treatment center in Philadelphia, provides personalized comprehensive care to children, adolescents, adults, and older adults who are struggling with a range of behavioral and mental health issues, including but not limited to the following:
Adjustment Disorders

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Adjustment disorders
These are characterized by distressing emotional and/or behavioral symptoms that result from an identifiable stressor.

Personality Disorders

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Borderline personality disorder
This disorder is characterized by impulsivity as well as persistent patterns of instability in affect, self-image, and relationships.

Schizophrenia Spectrum and other Psychotic Disorders

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Brief psychotic disorder
Symptoms of this disorder include temporary episodes of disorganized speech, hallucinations, delusions, and/or catatonic or grossly disorganized behaviors.

Delusional disorder
Delusions involve holding onto certain beliefs that an individual will refuse to disavow even in the face over overwhelming contradictory evidence.

Schizoaffective disorder
Individuals who have schizoaffective disorder will experience the symptoms of schizophrenia as well as symptoms of mania and/or major depression.

Symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, disorganized speech, and catatonia can make it difficult for people with schizophrenia to interpret or interact with their environment.

Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders

Learn more about disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders treated at Belmont Behavioral Health System in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Conduct disorder
People who have this disorder may engage in repetitive and persistent behaviors that infringe upon the basic rights of others or contradictory to age-appropriate societal norms.

Oppositional defiant disorder
Individuals who have ODD will have difficulty getting along with others, and will be prone to violent outbursts, antagonizing behaviors, and a disregard for authority.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder
OCD is characterized by persistent, recurrent, and unwanted thoughts, urges, and/or behaviors.

Anxiety Disorders

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Panic Disorder
This disorder is characterized by sudden and recurrent episodes of extreme fear, racing heartbeat, sensation of choking, and similar unpleasant physical and psychological symptoms.

Symptoms & Clinical Concerns

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This behavior, which can be symptomatic of disorders such as ODD, includes acting or speaking in a hostile or violent manner toward others.

This experience includes confused thoughts, reduced understanding or awareness of one’s surroundings, and significant disturbances in cognitive functioning.

This involves a separation from the reality in which one exists. Symptoms of psychosis can include strange physical behaviors, disorganized thoughts, visual and/or auditory hallucinations, and delusions.

This term describes several behaviors that are engaged in for the purpose of inflicting damage onto one’s own body, such as cutting or burning one’s skin, breaking one’s bones, or pulling out one’s hair.

Suicidal ideation
Any thoughts of ending one’s own life, from a brief consideration of doing so through the development of a specific plan for how, when, and were to kill oneself, fall under the description of suicidal ideation.

Painful, upsetting, or tragic events such as military combat, physical attack, sexual assault, serious illness, natural disasters, automobile accidents, and the sudden death of a loved one, fall under the category of trauma.

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