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 River Place 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 River Place 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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Located in LaPlace, Louisiana, River Place Behavioral Health is a state-of-the-art mental health treatment center serving the greater New Orleans metropolitan area.

Helping You Through the Admissions Process

Making the decision to receive treatment for mental health concerns can be intimidating. Whether you’re searching for behavioral healthcare for yourself or a loved one, it can be a confusing and stressful process as you try to determine which treatment center will best meet your or your loved one’s needs.

At River Place Behavioral Health, we recognize the anxiety that can often accompany the search for a quality treatment center. We understand that the circumstances that have led you to begin the search may have prompted considerable emotional strain, and we want to make sure that beginning treatment provides relief, not further turmoil.

When you contact our intake department, you will speak with a team member who is not only knowledgeable, but also compassionate. We genuinely care about your needs, and we aim to make your comfort a priority from our very first conversation.

During your initial call, you will receive a free, confidential assessment. This assessment will help guide our team in determining whether or not our services will most optimally meet your needs. If we believe that our services are a good fit, we will then make arrangements for you or your loved one to come into our hospital to have a more thorough assessment completed.

Our onsite assessments are conducted by a master’s level social worker or therapist, or by a registered nurse. By participating in this assessment, you are allowing our team to gather a more in-depth understanding of your presenting concerns, the challenges you are facing, and your ultimate goals for treatment.

Once this assessment is completed, the team member with whom you are meeting will contact one of our physicians in order to get admissions confirmation.

If during your assessment it is determined that you do not require the inpatient level of care, we will work with you by providing appropriate referrals for outpatient services.

Admissions Criteria for River Place Behavioral Health

All admissions into our hospital are made on a case-by-case basis. That said, there are some general criteria that you must meet in order to be eligible to receive inpatient services.

  • Patients must be age 18 or older.
  • Patients must have a primary diagnosis of a mental health disorder that requires acute stabilization.
  • Patients must be able to participate in group therapy sessions.

Because the key to getting proper care centers on receiving treatment that is tailored to meet your needs, our staff will discuss our programming options with you in the beginning so that the most appropriate admissions decision can be made.

Starting Mental Health Recovery at River Place

To start the admissions process, all you have to do is pick up the phone and call us. Our hospital is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and our intake department is available at all times to answer any questions you may have or to help you begin the admissions process.

We strive to make your or your loved one’s transition into treatment as easy and seamless as possible. If there is anything we can do to help you at any point along the way, please let us know. For example, if you need us to contact your insurance provider, provide specific information about our programming options, or offer appropriate referrals for outside services, we are more than happy to help in any way that we can.

If you or your loved one can benefit from comprehensive behavioral healthcare treatment in LaPlace, Louisiana, or in one of our surrounding communities, please contact us today. Don’t waste another minute suffering. We are here to help.

Our Joint Commission accreditation shows our focus on quality care.