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 Rio Vista 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 Rio Vista 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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Mental Health & Addiction Treatment Programs in El Paso, Tx

Rio Vista Behavioral Health in El Paso, Texas, offers an array of programming options that are customized to meet the needs of adolescents and adults who are struggling with mental health concerns. Here, patients can receive the comprehensive care they need to begin healing.

Programs Offered at Rio Vista Behavioral Health in El Paso, Texas

At Rio Vista Behavioral Health, we are dedicated to meeting the specific needs of each of our patients. In order to do this, we offer multiple programming options so that each person will receive the care they need in the environment that will be of most benefit to them.

Adolescent Inpatient Program

Recognizing that adolescents are affected by symptoms of mental illnesses differently than adults are, we offer a specialized program that is tailored for youth between the ages of 11 and 17. Our expert clinical team takes into account this population’s stage of life and how various factors impact their daily lives. Whether an adolescent is struggling with anxiety, depression, psychosis, behavioral concerns, the effects of trauma, or mood instability, they will receive the care they need in a way that appropriately meets their physical, mental, emotional, and social stages of development.

Adult Inpatient Program

Our adult inpatient program is designed to provide care for individuals of all genders age 18 and older. Adults whose lives have been impacted by the symptoms of mental illness often require a setting in which to obtain stabilization and to have the impact of their crises attended to. This program is available to adults who are experiencing symptoms of any number of mental or behavioral concerns, including bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, psychosis, and schizoaffective disorder. Once a patient is admitted into this program, they will receive an individualized plan of care that will guide them throughout their time in our hospital.

Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit

Adults of all genders age 18 and above who are experiencing severe symptoms of mental illness may benefit from the care provided in our psychiatric intensive care unit, or PICU. Illnesses like bipolar disorder, major depression, schizoaffective disorder, and schizophrenia can often present with symptoms that need immediate stabilization. When this is the case, the staff in our PICU can provide appropriate interventions so that a patient can achieve the cognitive stability needed to participate in the therapies offered in a typical inpatient setting. Some patients may be able to return home or to a lower level of care after completing their time in our PICU, while others may transition to our adult inpatient unit. All transition planning is based on each individual’s needs.

Specialty Inpatient Program

There are times when patients are suffering from concerns that require additional interventions to those that are offered in a traditional inpatient setting. Our specialty inpatient program offers these types of interventions for geriatric patients and patients who have coexisting medical conditions. Geriatric patients will be admitted into this program based on their level of need and physical abilities. Patients with non-acute, coexisting medical concerns will be cared for by a team of professionals who are trained in providing care for both mental illness and medical concerns simultaneously.

Learn More

To learn more about any of the programming options we offer at Rio Vista Behavioral Health in El Paso, Texas, please contact us at your earliest convenience. Our compassionate and knowledgeable staff members are on hand to answer any questions you may have or to help you begin the admissions process.

Introducing Rio Vista Behavioral Health

Rio Vista Behavioral Health offers state-of-the-art inpatient psychiatric and detox services in the El Paso, Texas, area. Our commitment is to provide men, women, and children in our community with individualized treatment planning and ongoing recovery support.