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’s Top Inpatient Mental Health & Drug Addiction Treatment Program

Many people who are struggling with complex mental disorders or drug addiction may be referred by their general physician to an inpatient treatment program to allow for stabilization and care. However, a referral is not required to come for a no-cost assessment at North Tampa Behavioral Health.

Inpatient Treatment Overview

An inpatient treatment program will let those who need 24 hour care and support begin upon a path of healing for their struggles in a safe, controlled environment, away from the stressors of everyday life. Having the ability to focus solely upon recovery away from the outside environment is an ideal way for many people to begin their voyage of self-discovery. Our staff, composed of doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, therapists, and support staff will be behind you every step of the way.

More About Our Inpatient Treatment Program

More about the inpatient treatment program at North Tampa Behavioral Health

When you come to our leading mental health and drug addiction treatment program just north of Tampa for help, you’ll first undergo a series of assessments to allow us to create a treatment plan that meets all of your needs – mind, body, and spirit. You’ll work closely with your care team to develop a plan for your stay with us that includes achievable program objectives and goals. We’ll constantly reevaluate your progress to ensure that your objectives for treatment are being met. During your inpatient stay, you’ll have the opportunity to meet others who are struggling with similar challenges during group and recreational therapies. Bonding with others facing related struggles will afford you all the opportunity to support each other during your journey. As your time for discharge approaches, you’ll meet with our discharge team to determine the next best steps for your recovery. We offer an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) as a step-down from our inpatient treatment program. Click here to learn more in depth about our substance abuse program, Recovery for Addictions & Dual Diagnosis (RADD).

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There are so many great treatment programs at North Tampa, that there is something for everyone! I highly recommend North Tampa to anyone who may need it!

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