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 Covington 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 Covington 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

Telehealth

As part of the heightened preventive measures we have put in place in response to COVID-19, Covington Behavioral Health Hospital in Covington, Louisiana, is now offering services via telephone and virtual communication platforms to ensure the safety of our patients, their family members, and our staff. 

What Is Telehealth?

Learn about the benefits of telehealth

Covington Behavioral Health Hospital is a premier mental health treatment center that improves the lives of the individuals who turn to us in their time of need. We specialize in helping adolescents and adults build a strong foundation for healing that lasts long after their time at our facility in Covington, Louisiana. 

Making an in-person visit to our center isn’t always possible, so we have widened access to our services by offering telehealth solutions that bring our programs to your homeThe definition of telehealth is the secure use of technology to deliver patient care without the patient and health provider having to be in the same room or location. At Covington Behavioral Health, we offer several telehealth services to ensure that our patients get the care they need, including: 

  • Free telehealth assessments 
  • Telehealth intensive outpatient program (IOP) for adults 
  • Televisitation for patients participating in our inpatient programs 

By offering telehealth services, we add more convenience and flexibility to the individualized, patient-focused care we provide at our center in Covington, Louisiana. Our goal is to eliminate the barriers that may be keeping you or someone you love from seeking the professional care you deserve.

Telehealth Programming

Telehealth programming at Covington Behavioral Health Hospital in Covington, LA 

The intensive outpatient program (IOP) at Covington Behavioral Health supports adults age 18 and older who are struggling with various mental health concerns and substance use disorders. Some adults step down to our IOP after completing a higher level of care, while others enter treatment directly at the IOP level without having completed other programming. 

When it isn’t possible to participate in our IOP on-site at our center in Covington, Louisiana, you or your loved one can receive care through our telehealth therapy services. Telehealth psychiatry takes place through virtual communication using a videoconferencing tool, much like Skype or FaceTime, allowing you the flexibility to work treatment around your lifestyle and schedule.  

You can use your smartphone, laptop, or computer to engage in our telehealth IOP from the location that is most convenient for you. Transportation, childcare, and conflicting schedules are less of a barrier with the availability of our telehealth services. 

Telehealth Visitation

Telehealth visitation at Covington Behavioral Health Hospital in Covington, LA  

Seeking inpatient care for a mental health or substance use concern can be an arduous journey, so we encourage our patients to nurture their relationships with their loved ones whenever clinically appropriate. Those bonds can strengthen and uplift you in difficult moments, helping you maintain your progress throughout your time in treatment at Covington Behavioral Health. 

Sometimes, friends and family are unable to travel to our center in Covington, Louisiana, whether because of transportation limitations, lack of childcare, or conflicting work schedules. We offer telehealth visitation to help our patients stay in touch with those they’re closest toremoving the barriers that keep them from remaining connected while receiving inpatient care. 

Our virtual visitation services allow friends and family members to stay connected with our patients from the safety and comfort of their own homes — or wherever is most convenient for them. If you have any questions about the televisitation services, tele-assessment process, or telehealth programming we offer at Covington Behavioral Health Hospital, please contact us at your convenience. A knowledgeable member of our team can answer any questions you might have about the telehealth solutions we provide. 

Covington's individualized programs gave me the flexibility I needed to get treatment while not interrupting my schedule.

– a former patient
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