Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

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 North Tampa 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 North Tampa 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.
  • 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 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

Tampa Community Resources & Local News on Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse

Here, at North Tampa Behavioral Health Hospital, we understand that healing and recovery do not end once you are discharged from our center.

Local Resources in Our Community

We recognize that in order for you to continue living the healthy life you deserve, you must have resources and support in place to continue your progress. For this reason, we create a personalized discharge plan that lists referrals for your aftercare. This plan is what can help you remain healthy for the long-term.

Among the referrals that we give you, we may recommend that you to attend certain support groups once you return home. Support groups allow you to give and receive support to and from your peers, which can assist you in avoiding more intensive treatment in the future. Depending on your aftercare needs, below are some of the support groups that we may refer you to.

We at North Tampa Behavioral Health Hospital are there for you and your family. During your time at our Wesley Chapel, Florida hospital, we strive to give you a worthwhile treatment experience. Additionally, we make it our mission to make sure that you and those closest to you have the support needed to be healthy in mind and body. Therefore, if you would like to learn more about our services, our discharge planning process, or support groups that may help you, call us today. We welcome the opportunity to assist you and your family in any way that we can.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Engaging in a 12-Step group like Alcoholics Anonymous can support you in recovering from alcoholism. AA has long been a staple within the recovery community, and this sort of alcohol abuse support group can keep you on track with your sobriety. Whether you attend an open meeting (meetings that allow anyone to attend) or closed meetings (meetings that permit only those in recovery), you can benefit from interacting with individuals who are also working on their sobriety. During these meetings, you can share your experiences with alcohol abuse, and learn from the experiences of others. Furthermore, you can continue your progress via AA by maintaining a relationship with your sponsor who is also there to encourage and support you.

To attend an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting near Wesley Chapel, Tampa, or another part of Florida, click the following link to locate a group near your home:

Click here to find AA meeting locations in Florida

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Designed specifically for those who are recovering from drug addictions, Narcotics Anonymous groups can assist you in avoiding relapse. NA meetings are similar to AA meetings in that they are based on the 12-Steps, and provide you with the same level of support. However, because drug addiction is different from alcohol addiction, narcotics abuse support groups focus on the challenges associated with abusing cocaine, heroin, meth, and other such drugs. Therefore, if you are in recovery from a narcotic addiction, it could be helpful to engage in an NA group.

If you wish to find a Narcotics Anonymous meeting close to Wesley Chapel, Tampa, or another city in Florida, click the link below to locate a group near your home:

Click here to locate an NA meeting in Florida 

Military Family Support

Our center proudly offers the C.O.R.E. Program for military service members who are struggling with trauma and substance abuse. If you are treated within this program, we typically provide referrals for you and your family members to attend support groups at home. There are many forms of support that you and your loved ones can access, and we believe that continued support can help your whole family heal. Military family support groups and military spouse support groups are just a few of the military family resources that presently exist.

To locate support resources for your family, your spouse, and/or your children, click the following link:

Click here to locate military support groups and other helpful resources for military families

Grief and Loss Groups

You stand to gain a great deal when you have ample support as you cope with grief, loss, and/or trauma. Participating in grief support groups or trauma support groups can help you handle emotional pain in positive ways, and assist you in coping with stress effectively. Therefore, if grief and/or trauma is preventing you from living the happy and healthy life you seek, consider becoming a member of such groups at this time.

If you would like to find grief support groups or trauma support groups near Tampa, Florida, click the following link:

Click here to locate grief and/or trauma support groups close to Tampa

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