FAQs About Covington

Located in Covington, Louisiana, Covington Behavioral Health is a licensed, 104-bed treatment center specializing in providing compassionate, individualized care for adolescents ages 10-17 and adults age 18 and older who are experiencing difficulties with their emotional and mental well-being. We offer a comprehensive suite of inpatient care with detox and intensive outpatient program services.

How much will treatment cost?

The cost of care at Covington Behavioral Health varies from person to person, and is determined on an individual basis depending upon the specific elements that are incorporated into your personalized treatment plan.

Following a free assessment of your needs, a member of our admissions team will provide you with a detailed explanation of the costs that will be associated with your treatment. A member of our team will also work with you to identify and access any insurance benefits to which you may be entitled.

Will my insurance cover treatment?

At Covington Behavioral Health, we accept most major insurance plans, including but not limited to Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Healthy Louisiana, Humana, Medicare, and Tricare. We are also able to make out-of-network agreements with many insurers with whom we do not already have an existing relationship.

A member of our team will be happy to review your insurance plan and work with your insurance provider to ensure that you are able to make maximum use of your coverage. Please feel free to contact us at your convenience so we can answer your specific questions about insurance coverage.

Will my family be involved in my treatment?

We understand the degree to which your family members may be impacted by your health struggles, and we also appreciate the important role that your loved ones can play in supporting your ongoing recovery. Therefore, we are happy to incorporate close friends and family members into your treatment if desired and clinically appropriate.

As with all treatment-related decisions at Covington Behavioral Health, your family’s involvement in your care will be a personalized decision based upon your preferences, needs, and treatment goals.

What does a normal day in treatment look like?

In general, you can expect a full day of structured and supportive activities, with continued interactions with the members of your treatment team as well as with others who are progressing in their recovery. The specifics of your daily schedule, however, will be determined by the personalized treatment plan that you and your treatment team work together to develop.

Can I bring my laptop, cell phone or other electronics? What items are not allowed?

Prior to admission, you will be provided with a detailed list of items that you may bring to our facility, as well as those that we prohibit due to the likelihood that they will detract from your treatment experience.

All such decisions are made according to our desire to protect the safety of all who work and heal here, as well as to ensure that each person who completes care with us has an optimal experience at Covington Behavioral Health.

Are residents allowed to have visitors?

Covington Behavioral Health permits visitation by approved individuals at specified times when clinically appropriate. We understand and appreciate the great value that loved ones bring to the treatment process, and we encourage positive involvement when beneficial and consistent with each person’s personalized treatment plan.

What is an inpatient program? What can I expect?

Inpatient treatment at Covington Behavioral Health is an intensive, personalized experience that features round-the-clock care and supervision as well as a host of therapeutic activities, leisure experiences, and other opportunities.

In addition to the comprehensive care provided by experienced and compassionate professionals, our inpatient program provides the added benefit of allowing you to step away from the stresses, pressures, and distractions of daily life. Living at our hospital will allow you to focus on your recovery and prepare you for a successful transition out of care.

What ages do you treat?

Covington Behavioral Health is a licensed, 104-bed treatment center that is devoted to providing compassionate, personalized care to adolescents ages 10-17 and adults age 18 and older.

What types of problems/disorders do you treat?

Covington Behavioral Health provides inpatient and intensive outpatient care for adults who are struggling with a wide range of mental and/or behavioral health challenges, including but not limited to the following:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • Depression
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-harming behaviors
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Unresolved effects of trauma

Do you offer a detox program?

Covington Behavioral Health is not an addiction treatment program. However, we realize that many individuals who struggle with the disorders we treat may have also become dependent on alcohol or another drug. For this reason, we do provide detox so that patients can rid their bodies of substances of abuse prior to transitioning to our inpatient program.

What types of therapies do you use?

The following are among the modalities and techniques that are most commonly incorporated into our patients’ individualized treatment plans:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Crisis intervention therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Expressive arts therapy (including art, crafts, and music)
  • Medication management services
  • Psychoeducation
  • Solution-focused therapy

Is there a typical length of stay?

The optimal length of stay for each patient is determined based upon a thorough assessment of his or her specific struggles, needs, and goals. All such determinations are made by members of the patient’s treatment team, in conjunction with the individual and/or his or her family members. Length of stay recommendations may change during treatment depending upon the patient’s progress. As with all decisions, the ideal length of stay is determined by what will put you or your loved one in the best position to achieve and maintain successful long-term recovery.

How can I learn more about your program?

For additional details about any aspect of our programming, or for answers to any specific questions that you may have, please either visit our Contact Us page or call the number at the upper right-hand corner of this page. A friendly and knowledgeable member of our team is available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

After trying other hospitals, I didn’t think there was hope for treatment. Thanks to Covington, I learned I could still have my life back and all I needed was the right program.

– a former patient
Marks of Quality Care
  • LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Treatment
  • St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce
  • The Jason Foundation
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval