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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Tampa’s Top PHP & IOP Mental Health & Drug Addiction Treatment Programs

North Tampa’s outpatient programs give individuals who are struggling with mental disorders or substance abuse problems the support of a structured treatment setting that is less intensive than inpatient programs. By participating in outpatient programming, individuals have the ability to slowly transition back into their home environments, while still benefitting from education, support, and encouragement through different therapeutic interventions.

Types of Outpatient Programs

At North Tampa Behavioral Health, we offer three types of outpatient programming, a partial hospitalization program (PHP) and two intensive outpatient program (IOP) options which have an initial evaluation and weekly follow up by a psychiatrist or psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP). These outpatient programming options are discussed below.

Partial Hospitalization Program

Our leading partial hospitalization program (PHP) in Tampa meets five days per week, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. While taking part in our partial hospitalization program, clients are able to engage in the following services:

  • Medication management: Depending on the particular needs of each individual, certain medications may be implemented as part of his or her outpatient programming. When such is the case, individuals have the ability to meet with a psychiatrist for ongoing medication management services in order to ensure that the medications that they have been prescribed are working effectively and to make any changes that may be necessary.
  • Individual therapy: Individual therapy sessions provide clients with an opportunity to meet one-on-one with our psychiatrist in a confidential setting where they can discuss their treatment progress or process through any concerns that they may have.
  • Group therapy: Group therapy in our outpatient program offers clients the chance to come together with their peers in a safe environment where they can give and receive support to and from one another. These sessions can also be an optimal place for clients to gain education on various aspects of mental illness, chemical dependency, and different facets of treatment.
  • Recreational activities: Offered in a supportive and therapeutic setting, recreational activities can be a wonderful complement to traditional treatment modalities, helping clients to work toward optimal recovery.

Lunch is available to PHP participants.

Intensive Outpatient Program

Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) meets five days a week, from 8:30 a.m. until noon. While taking part in our intensive outpatient program, clients are offered the following services:

  • Either mental health-focused group therapy or substance abuse-focused group therapy
  • Ability to work toward recovery goals while maintaining one’s current lifestyle and being able to meet daily commitments
  • If medication management services are necessary, IOP staff can assist in coordinating care

Evening Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program

Our evening substance abuse intensive outpatient program (IOP) meets three evenings each week, on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. While taking part in our evening substance abuse IOP, clients are offered the following services:

  • Assistance with achieving substance abuse & drug addiction treatment goals
  • Therapeutic group setting that will help clients maintain daily responsibilities while engaging in the treatment necessary to optimize recovery
  • If medication management services are necessary, IOP staff can assist in coordinating care

The partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs at North Tampa Behavioral Health are designed to meet the needs of our clients in the ways that will be most beneficial in helping them to successfully achieve their recovery goals.

If you or an important person in your life is struggling with the symptoms of a mental health condition, the compulsion to abuse substances, or a combination of both, please do not hesitate to contact the compassionate staff at North Tampa today. Let our admissions team help you or your loved one decide if one of our outpatient programs can be the most optimal place to begin walking the road to a better, more joyful life.

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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!

– Shannah H.
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