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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Premier Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health Treatment Program

Adolescents who have been struggling with mental, behavioral, or psychiatric health challenges can receive expert care via the adolescent inpatient program at Rio Vista Behavioral Health. The adolescent inpatient program at our location in El Paso, Texas, is a short-term experience that will prepare you or your loved one for long-term success.

At Rio Vista Behavioral Health, we are pleased to offer inpatient programming for adolescents ages 11-17 (please note that patients who are 18 years old will be admitted to our adult program, even if they are in high school).

Adolescence is a challenging life stage, full of the trials of exiting childhood and entering young adulthood. These challenges can feel insurmountable to a young person if they are suffering from an untreated mental health condition. Home life, educational access, peer relationships, and self-esteem can all be negatively impacted by this type of concern. But fortunately, with proper help, sustained recovery is entirely possible.

The adolescent inpatient program at Rio Vista Behavioral Health takes into account the ways that physical, mental, emotional, and social development can play a role in a young person’s recovery. Changing bodies, evolving social connections, hormonal fluctuations, and many other factors related to adolescence must be considered when creating an effective plan of care. In addition, adolescents rely on the safety and stability of the family unit. Therefore, loved ones and family members are encouraged to play an active role in each young person’s recovery experience at Rio Vista Behavioral Health.

When an adolescent is experiencing acute symptoms of mental health concerns such as trauma, mood instability, anxiety, psychosis, substance use, or other behavioral concerns specific to the adolescent population, we are here to help. Our expert clinical team understands the unique needs of young people in recovery and works to ensure that each young patient in our care has their needs met during their time in our program.

Just like with the adult population, young people can suffer from conditions like depression, bipolar disorder, oppositional and conduct disorders, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. However, the ways that symptoms manifest in adolescents might not be congruent with an adult presentation of the same condition. The Rio Vista Behavioral Health team works to ensure access to developmentally appropriate interventions for each young person who seeks to heal with us.

Prior to discharge, all patients and families will be provided with a thorough aftercare plan that outlines recommended next steps for continued success in recovery. This could include all types of supports depending on the needs of the individual, and we’ll be sure that all referrals reflect the patient’s goals.

To learn more about the adolescent inpatient program at Rio Vista Behavioral Health, contact us today. We are always available to provide additional information about our services for both young people and adults, or to assist you with the admissions process. In addition, we welcome referrals from a variety of community resources and providers and can help connect a young patient or client in your care with our services.

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.