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

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

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.

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2019 New Leadership

North Tampa Behavioral Health Announces Leadership Changes

Facility welcomes new CEO and director of human resources


WESLEY CHAPEL, Florida (March 5, 2020) – North Tampa Behavioral Health (NTBH) is proud to recognize the newly appointed leadership that have started at their facility as of December 2019. NTBH is confident that these accomplished leaders will play a large role in their success in the behavioral health industry in the coming years.

CEO Clint Hauger has more than five years of experience as a behavioral health executive, having spent the last five years as the CEO of Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health in Charleston, South Carolina. His prior experience also includes serving as the COO of Behavioral Hospital of Bellaire in Houston, Texas. Clint’s vision is to transform NTBH into the preferred behavioral healthcare provider that the greater Tampa community knows, trusts, and recommends for their clients, friends, and families. Clint is also a U.S. Army veteran.

As of December 2019, NTBH also selected Lorenzo Rivera as the new director of human resources. Lorenzo previously served as the manager of human resources at Belmont Behavioral Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lorenzo has more than eight years of experience as a human resources professional in behavioral healthcare.

North Tampa Behavioral Health is pleased with the skills and experience of the new leadership team that will guide this facility into a brighter future serving others.

About North Tampa Behavioral Health

North Tampa Behavioral Health provides adults and seniors with high-quality inpatient treatment for mental health concerns and co-occurring addiction. NTBH also offers community-based services, including an intensive outpatient program (IOP), a partial hospitalization program (PHP), and a mobile assessment team, to address the unique treatment needs of individuals across the continuum of care.

The C.O.R.E. program at NTBH connects active-duty service members and veterans with targeted care for symptoms of PTSD, trauma, addiction, and other mental health concerns.

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