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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Behavioral Disorders Treatment Center in Pittsburgh

If your child is suffering from behavioral disorders, we are here to help. Located near Pittsburgh, PA, Southwood offers leading behavioral disorders treatment for children and adolescents.

Our Treatment

Behavioral disorder treatment at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital near Pittsburgh, PA

In order to achieve our mission of providing quality health, education, and assisted living services to all troubled children and adolescents, Southwood Psychiatric Hospital provides comprehensive treatment and specialized programming for a number of different concerns. Our compassionate staff has years of experience working with children and adolescents between the ages of 10 and 21, and has the ability to effectively treat the vast array of concerns and conditions affecting these young people.

One group of conditions that often afflicts young people and that Southwood is fully equipped to treat are behavioral health disorders. Behavioral health disorders are those that often include a pattern of hostile, aggressive, or disruptive behaviors. When children or adolescents are suffering from behavioral disorders they are eventually going to experience a number of difficulties in almost all areas of their life. Their ability to succeed academically may decline, they may face many disciplinary actions, and may be unable to establish and maintain relationships with their peers. The longer that these disorders go untreated, the potential for the development of even more serious consequences increases. Furthermore, the presence of a behavioral health disorder will not only effect the young person, but the whole family unit as well.

Fortunately, while the consequences of behavioral health disorders can be detrimental to a child or adolescent’s life, there are different treatment options available that can help young people who are struggling with these disorders learn the skills needed to manage their behavior and prevent the development of long-lasting negative effects.

At Southwood Psychiatric Hospital we provide a therapeutic, structured program that provides our patients and their families with the ability to gain basic insight to their illness and be able to develop positive strategies that will promote long-term healing.

Disorders We Treat

Disorders and conditions treated at Southwood Hospital near Pittsburgh, PA

The types of behavioral disorders and conditions that we treat here at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital include, but are not limited to, the following:

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

– Former client