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 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at North Tampa Behavioral Health 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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Marks of Quality Care

North Tampa Behavioral Health Hospital is proud of our legacy of delivering the best possible care for individuals in need of mental health and substance abuse treatment services. As a leading treatment provider in Florida, we have built strong relationships and affiliations with various state and national organizations who share our dedication to excellence in behavioral healthcare.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

CMS is a federal agency that oversees the nation’s Medicare and Medicaid programs, as well as the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). In addition to overseeing health insurance portability standards, CMS also monitors the state’s treatment programs’ integrity by assessing their quality of care.

North Tampa’s relationship with CMS allows us to provide treatment services to Florida citizens who rely on the programs mentioned above to pay for treatment. Through this partnership, we’re removing barriers to healing, and creating greater access to effective treatment services for those who need them.

The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,000 healthcare organizations in the United States. Their certification signals that a hospital, center, or clinic has met or exceeded rigorous performance standards for patient care.

Having The Joint Commission Seal of Approval signifies North Tampa’s commitment to excellence in patient-centered programming. We value our patients’ safety and well-being above all else, and we are proud to have this distinguished recognition.

The Jason Foundation Inc.

The Jason Foundation Inc. (JFI) is a nonprofit organization that is committed to saving the lives of young people by promoting awareness of the risk of youth suicide. The foundation provides educational curricula and seminars for young people, teachers, and parents to enhance understanding of warning signs and symptoms, and provide guidance as to how to respond to safety concerns.

JFI works hand-in-hand with North Tampa Behavioral Health Hospital and other treatment providers to link youth who are struggling with suicidality with programs and services that can meet their needs. This partnership has created a streamlined pathway for Florida youth to access our support when they need it most.

Florida Agency for Health Care Administration

This agency is the chief health policy and planning origination for the state of Florida, and is charged with overseeing the state’s large Medicaid program. They also monitor the licensure of Florida’s 48,500 hospitals, clinics, centers, and other healthcare facilities.

Being licensed by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration indicates that North Tampa Behavioral Health Hospital has met all state standards and requirements for patient care. We will continue to work with this organization to promote high standards, and to prioritize consistent reviews of our policies and procedures so that our patients are afforded the best experience possible while in our care.

Florida Department of Children and Families

Among the many services that the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) provides in the efforts to protect some of Florida’s most vulnerable citizens, this department is responsible for overseeing our state’s healthcare facilities to ensure that each organization has met specific requirements and standards.

At North Tampa Behavioral Health Hospital, we are proud to have earned certification from the Florida Department of Children and Families. This demonstrates our commitment to offering the very finest in clinical services. With the support and guidance of this agency and others, we will continue to work towards bettering our internal practices, improving on deficiencies, and maintaining our position as a leading behavioral healthcare provider in the state of Florida.

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North Tampa Behavioral Health was the only treatment near me that was able to help me make the breakthrough I needed. I can't recommend them enough!

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Marks of Quality Care
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
  • Florida Department of Children and Families
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation

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