Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
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.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and 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

Events at Belmont Behavioral Hospital

Learn about and register for upcoming events, webinars, and more at Belmont Behavioral Hospital.

The Jason Foundation's Youth and First Responder Suicide Prevention Webinar

Wednesday, October 14, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Presented by Belmont Behavioral Hospital, Tower Behavioral Health, and The Jason Foundation

Cory Watkins, Chief Strategy Officer for The Jason Foundation, will present on the topic of "Addressing Suicide within Youth in the Community and within the Profession." The goal of this training is to provide first responders with the knowledge, skills, and resources to enable them to be better able to recognize the signs of concern and elevated risk factors for suicidal ideation in youth within their community, as well as in co-workers and fellow first responders.

Free Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mSx-NfsNRcK2am9WVnigvw
Meeting ID: 843 4895 2190

For more information, email stephanie.gimeno@belmontbehavioral.com

Beacons of Hope - A Conversation Series

Beacons of Hope is a series of free virtual discussions during National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Meet 3 passionate professionals dedicated to suicide prevention in Southeastern Pennsylvania and learn how they are working to save lives.

Tuesday, September 22 at 1:00 p.m.
Maria Picciotti, Family Service Association of Bucks Co.
Registerhttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtdOGuqDkuE9M9BG8ajUDmourRcuGnbfF9

Wednesday, September 23 at 1:00 p.m.
Hunter Robbins, Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services
Registerhttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErfu-spz0iGt0E4BTS3LCgrs6H5Xzu7Npj

Thursday, September 24 at 1:00 p.m.
Melissa McElwaine, Coatesville VA Medical Center
Registerhttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUld-ytqDojHtUo1Fu4AXoJyw-XcrZtiQ7o

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