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

Philadelphia’s Leading Outpatient Mental Health Treatment Programs

Our outpatient treatment programs are designed for those who are not in a state of crisis, or who have already completed an inpatient program. The outpatient programs we offer include partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP), and outpatient treatment.

Outpatient Programs Overview

Learn about outpatient programs offered at Belmont Behavioral Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

For over 75 years, Belmont Behavioral Hospital in Philadelphia has maintained a tradition of providing premiere treatment to individuals who are in need of comprehensive mental and behavioral healthcare. In order to meet the varying needs of all who are entrusted into our care, we offer an array of both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs.

Outpatient programming at Belmont Behavioral Hospital provides a full continuum of behavioral healthcare and substance abuse treatment services for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. The department’s professionals perform comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, thorough assessments, psychotherapy, medication management, and psychological testing, among an assortment of other services.

Outpatient programming at Belmont Behavioral Hospital in Philadelphia is tailored to meet the needs of individuals who are experiencing a number of concerns, including the following:

  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Codependency issues
  • Family and marital problems
  • Adjustment reactions
  • Relationship problems

The specific treatment programs offered in the outpatient continuum of care at Belmont Behavioral Hospital include the following:

Partial Hospitalization Treatment Program (PHP)

Partial hospitalization program at Belmont Behavioral Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This program is designed for individuals who are at risk of hospitalization and require structured, therapeutic assistance in order to find stabilization from their psychiatric illness. The partial program can be an effective, short-term, community-based alternative to hospitalization for those who need intensive treatment, or it can serve as part of the progression of treatment between inpatient care and traditional outpatient services.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (IOP)

Intensive outpatient program at Belmont Behavioral Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The intensive outpatient program is offered for adults and is designed to minimize a patient’s absence from work and family, while still allowing him or her to receive the intensive, thorough treatment necessary in order to overcome the struggles he or she is facing. Patients in IOP receive effective treatment that is personalized to meet their needs and enhance their progress. This program is ideal for patients who are in need of more support than traditional one-to-one outpatient services alone, but may not require the level of care offered through partial hospitalization.

Geriatric Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (IOP)

Intensive outpatient program for older adults at Belmont Behavioral Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The geriatric intensive outpatient program offers a unique approach to outpatient therapy for older adults. The services offered within this program include diagnostic evaluation, medication evaluations, consultations, group therapy, and individual therapy. This program offers an effective way to help prevent psychiatric decline, avoid inpatient hospitalization, and reduce symptom reoccurrence in older adults. Additionally, medication management and ongoing psychiatric and medical monitoring by a board-certified psychiatrist are offered as an instrumental part of this programming option.

Adult Outpatient Psychiatry

Outpatient psychiatry services for adults and older adults at Belmont Behavioral Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Adults and older adults may receive comprehensive outpatient psychiatric services through our outpatient psychiatry program. Treatment issues are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and the staff includes an interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed social workers, and an art therapist. The treatment teams within this program are dedicated to maintaining a standard of excellence in offering comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, psychotherapy, and medication management, among other services, to the patients partaking in this program.

Child and Adolescent Outpatient Psychiatry

Outpatient psychiatry services for children and adolescents at Belmont Behavioral Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Comprehensive outpatient services are offered for children, starting at the age of five, and adolescents through our outpatient psychiatry program. With programming similar to that which is provided in the adult outpatient psychiatry program, the child and adolescent program offers special components that are designed to meet the needs of our young patients. The special features offered to children include a separate child therapy room where child psychologists and other members of treatment teams conduct play therapy in order to help with a range of problems that children and adolescents face, such as behavioral and learning difficulties at school.

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