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 Southwood Psychiatric 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital.

  • 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.

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Professional Referrals

We are proud of the relationships we have built with our referral partners and are always looking to make new ones in order to better serve our community.

About Our Professional Referrals

As a leading provider of mental health services, Southwood Psychiatric Hospital welcomes referrals from those in the community and professionals alike. We value the relationships we have with referral sources within the community and put forth a great deal of effort to make screening, admissions, and our own referral process as efficient and thorough as possible.

Common Referral Sources

Common referral sources who recommend evaluations for care at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital include, but are not limited to:

  • Parents or caregivers
  • School personnel
  • Social workers
  • Therapists
  • Counselors
  • Psychiatrists
  • Nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physicians

Information We Provide

If you are a professional in the community or a concerned loved one, feel free to contact our admissions staff, who can provide you with the following helpful information about our services:

  • Admissions criteria
  • Process of admissions
  • Disorders treated
  • Types of treatments utilized
  • Length of stay at our hospital once admitted
  • Benefits of seeking treatment at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital
  • Our discharge planning and referral process

What To Do Next

If after gathering this information for the benefit of your child or for the purposes of making a referral to our hospital, it will be made known that our admissions staff can complete an evaluation for admissions 24/7 if Southwood Psychiatric Hospital is deemed the provider of choice. Additionally, it is apparent that a youth requires care that cannot be offered by Southwood, our staff will diligently work to help you determine a treatment provider or option that will best meet the needs of the individual requiring care. Our goal is to make sure that the most appropriate treatment is afforded to a youth and their family and we will make it a priority to link the individual needing treatment with the best suited care option available.

If you feel there is a youth who would benefit from the programming offered at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital, do not hesitate to contact us to learn more about how we can help.

I give Southwood a big thanks — they were the help that I have been looking for. The staff was wonderful!

– Former client