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

Philadelphia’s Leading Mental Health Treatment Specialty Programs

We offer a variety of specialty services to ensure we provide the most effective care for each unique individual.

24/7 Triage and Evaluation Services

Our Access Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is where individuals can receive comprehensive assessments to determine the treatment program that will most appropriately meet their needs.

23-Hour Beds

23-hour beds are available for psychiatric observation and are designed to be an alternative to a hospitalization program.

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

ECT is offered for patients our inpatient program and outpatient programs.

Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (DTMS)

Our Brainsway DTMS treatment program in Philadelphia serves depression patients better with a higher response and remission rates. Brainsway’s treatment launches a new era in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder. It has many unique advantages over other treatments for depression. Patients suffering from Major Depressive Disorder are traditionally treated with antidepressants. A standard DTMS course is 5 sessions per week for the first 4 weeks and then 2 sessions per week for the next 8-12 weeks. This efficiency allows patients the flexibility to adhere to the treatment and let us tailor the treatment to each patient.

Child and Adolescent Services

Children and adolescents can take part in both inpatient and outpatient programming at Belmont Behavioral Health System. Children as young as five years old are able to receive comprehensive evaluations, psychotherapy, play therapy, and medication management, among other services, as they participate in our program.

Older Adult Services

Belmont Behavioral Health System is a leader in geriatric psychiatry in Philadelphia, having developed the region’s most comprehensive and sophisticated menu of offerings for older adults. These services include inpatient, intensive outpatient, and traditional outpatient programming options. These programs are all tailored to meet our patients’ needs through a rich array of medically supervised therapeutic modalities.

Mood Disorders Treatment

A specialized track for the treatment of mood disorders is offered for adult patients at Belmont Behavioral Health System. As part of this treatment track, patients are provided with individualized treatment plans that focus on addressing the stressors that provoked their need for treatment, providing symptomatic relief with medication, educating them and their families, and creating an aftercare program to help them access resources once they have been discharged.

Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Offered at both the inpatient and outpatient program levels, Belmont Behavioral Health System offers a dual recovery track for patients who are suffering from co-occurring chemical dependency and psychiatric disorders. Psychiatric evaluation, medication management, individual therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and support group meetings are all included in this programming option in an attempt to promote sobriety and restore a productive lifestyle for patients.

Children's Crisis Response Center

Belmont Behavioral Health System operates the Philadelphia Children’s Crisis Response Center for children and adolescents experiencing an acute mental health crisis. PCCRC is affiliated with Belmont Behavioral Health System, in partnership with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the city of Philadelphia. Learn more by visiting www.philachildrenscrc.com.

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