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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Why Choose River Place Behavioral Health Hospital

River Place is a source of hope and healing for individuals whose lives have been disrupted by mental illness and related concerns. Here, patients and families receive the comprehensive, personalized services that will put them on the path toward a healthier and more promising future.

State-of-the-Art Facility

As the newest mental healthcare treatment center in LaPlace, Louisiana, River Place Behavioral Health blends advanced services and state-of-the-art technology with time-tested therapeutic techniques, personal attention, and a comfortable, inviting environment. The result is a world-class treatment experience unlike any other in the New Orleans metropolitan area.

Though we are conveniently located just 20 minutes west of New Orleans and 40 minutes east of Baton Rouge, our secluded location provides patients with the serenity and privacy that are essential to healing. Within this tranquil atmosphere, you will receive clinically sophisticated care backed by the most current research and supported by the latest technologies.

Intensive Personalized Services

At River Place Behavioral Health, there is no such thing as “just another patient,” and no two individuals will ever have identical experiences while in our care. At every step of your treatment process, we will customize our services in order to ensure that we are meeting your unique needs.

When you heal at River Place, you will receive a personalized treatment plan that is based upon a thorough admissions assessment. We will monitor your progress and evaluate the effectiveness of your personalized plan on an ongoing basis throughout your time in our care, and will make all necessary modifications to ensure that you are receiving the services that will best prepare you to achieve your goals and experience long-term success.

From your admissions assessment to the detailed discharge plan that will guide the post-treatment phase of your recovery, each service that you receive at River Place will be designed specifically for you.

Experienced and Compassionate Professionals

While advanced technology, sophisticated methodologies, and comprehensive planning are essential elements of the River Place experience, the true heart and soul of our treatment center are the dedicated professionals who serve our patients.

Every member of the River Place team is committed to upholding our standard of providing superior service in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. Starting with your first phone call and continuing through your entire time in our care, you can expect to be treated as a valued member of the River Place family.

We honor the strength of each person who makes the courageous decision to seek treatment for a mental or behavioral health disorder, we celebrate the commitment of family members and friends who are supporting their loved one’s recovery, and we pledge to do all in our power to help you to achieve true and lasting healing.

Our Joint Commission accreditation shows our focus on quality care.

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