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 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at River Place 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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Professional Referrals

At River Place Behavioral Health, we are committed to providing the best psychiatric care for adults in the New Orleans metropolitan area.

Our center in LaPlace, Louisiana, offers comprehensive, compassionate mental health treatment services for men and women ages 18 and above. Our programming is designed to address a wide range of mental health concerns, as well as co-occurring substance use disorders. We are happy to accept referrals for new patients, and we look forward to collaborating with you to help your clients and patients access the support they need.

In order to provide multi-faceted, wraparound care, we a place high value on collaborating with other professionals to gain a clear picture of our patients’ behavioral healthcare needs.

We appreciate the insight and information that our referents provide, and we are pleased to work with many individuals, agencies, and organizations in our community, including but not limited to the following:

  • Emergency rooms
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Substance abuse facilities
  • Physician’s offices
  • Insurance companies
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Schools
  • Employers
  • Home health agencies
  • Veteran affairs
  • Private practitioners
  • Self-referrals

At River Place, treatment planning will always be based on individual patient needs. While every person’s experience will vary at our center, each person will have access to a wide range of services and supports that will be delivered by our highly skilled staff. These professionals are dedicated to ensuring that all patients receive excellent mental, behavioral, and physical healthcare.

When you refer to River Place, your patient or client will have access to:

  • Social workers
  • Registered nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Psychiatrists
  • Internal medicine
  • Pharmacists
  • Dietitian
  • Behavioral health technicians
  • Recreational therapists

When you are ready to make a referral to River Place, or if you simply have questions about the details of the admissions process or our programming, we invite you to connect with us at your earliest convenience. Admissions specialists within the River Place intake department are available 24/7 to take your call, and you can reach us at 1-985-444-5100. We’re happy to help you take those important first steps in the referral process and to share information about the many ways our services can positively impact the life of an individual in your care.

Once your client or patient is admitted into our center, he or she can sign a release that will allow our staff to communicate with you and your agency during his or her time with us. This coordination of care which will help to ensure that your patient or client is prepared for continued success after his or her time at River Place comes to an end.

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