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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Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Center in Pittsburgh

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

As part of our overall goal to provide the most optimal and most comprehensive treatment services to children and adolescents, we offer programming options that are designed to treat an array of different disorders and conditions that plague young people today. Some such additional disorders and concerns that the staff at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital is pleased to offer treatment for include the following:

As the only behavioral health hospital in the region that is solely dedicated to treating children and adolescents, we strive to remain a leader in the psychiatric services that we are able to offer for young people and their families. We are dedicated to not only providing quality mental health treatment, but also to providing education and assisted living services to troubled youth. Our vision include planning and thoughtful provision of high quality care in a manner that promotes the mental and behavioral health of our patients, their families, and the communities that we serve. In maintaining the highest standards of ethics and integrity, we are committed to providing quality and effective treatment that will better the lives of all of those who are entrusted into our care.

I learned a lot during my stay here which helped me in my longer journey.

– Former client