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 Adult Inpatient Mental Health Treatment Program

Adults who have been struggling with mental, behavioral, or psychiatric health challenges can receive expert care via the adult inpatient program at Rio Vista Behavioral Health. The adult 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.

Who Does Our Adult Program Serve

The adult inpatient program at Rio Vista Behavioral Health provides comprehensive, personalized care for men and women, age 18 and above, whose lives have been disrupted by one or more mental health, behavioral health, or psychiatric concerns.  

The goal of our adult inpatient program is to help patients achieve the level of stabilization that will allow them to return home or step down to a less intensive level of care. The exact length of time that an individual spends with us will be determined by their needs and progress.

Common examples of health concerns that may be addressed within the adult inpatient program include major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, anxiety disorders, and the effects of trauma. We are not able to accept individuals who are struggling with autism, dementia, or eating disorders.  

Please note that this is a partial list that is provided for general informational purposes only. All admissions decisions for our adult inpatient program are made on an individual basis following a thorough review of each prospective patient’s history, needs, and goals. To determine if our adult inpatient program is the right place for you or a loved one, please contact us directly.

How Can Our Adult Mental Health Inpatient Program Help

Each person who heals in the adult inpatient program at Rio Vista Behavioral Health in El Paso, Texas, has a unique experience. However, every patient and their loved ones can expect certain features throughout their time with us. 

Personalized care – Mental, behavioral, and psychiatric health concerns affect people in unique ways. At Rio Vista Behavioral Health, we’re committed to creating unique solutions to these challenges. While you are in our adult inpatient program, you will receive customized services based upon a thorough assessment of your needs. Your team will monitor and, when necessary, adjust your personalized plan to ensure that you are always receiving the types and levels of care that are ideal for you. 

Evidence-based interventions – Our professionals have significant experience with a variety of methods and modalities. We’ll select the evidence-based, research-supported approaches that best align with your needs and provide them in the customized manner that best addresses your unique challenges. 

Open and honest communication – At Rio Vista Behavioral Health, we understand that mental, behavioral, and psychiatric health challenges can be sources of confusion and frustration, both for the individuals who are directly impacted and for their loved ones. When you or a family member receives care through our adult inpatient program, you will get complete and accurate answers to any questions that you have, and you’ll have the opportunity to engage in open and honest conversation with all professionals who are assisting you. Throughout your time at our location in El Paso, Texas, you will be treated with respect as a valued member of the Rio Vista Behavioral Health family.

Types of Mental Health Therapy We Offer

Care within the adult inpatient program at Rio Vista Behavioral Health in El Paso, Texas, can take many forms. The following are examples of the elements that may be included in your personalized plan, or in the plan that we develop for your loved one:

Medical care and medication management – Our medical staff can provide minor wound care, monitor insulin and glucose levels of patients who have diabetes, manage medication, and otherwise offer non-acute medical support. However, please note that we cannot accept patients who need IV therapy, oxygen therapy, catheterization, or other services that involve medical equipment.

Individual, group, and family sessions – Mental, behavioral, and psychiatric care within our adult inpatient program may be provided via individual, group, and family sessions. Each environment offers unique opportunities for you to process your emotions, develop skills that will support your continued progress, form beneficial bonds, learn from the experiences of others, and receive focused feedback from an experienced professional.

Art and recreation sessions – Art and recreation sessions in the context of the adult inpatient program offer dynamic means of expressing your thoughts and feelings. These sessions, all of which take place under the guidance of an experienced professional, can provide new perspectives from which to view your mental, behavioral, or psychiatric challenges. They can also help you discover healthy and productive ways to deal with stress and manage certain symptoms.

Discharge planning – When you’re ready to transition out of our adult inpatient program, you’ll receive a detailed plan to guide the next phases of your recovery. This plan will connect you with the professional referrals, community-based organizations, and other resources that will help you maintain and build upon the progress that you made while in our care.

Meet Our Team

All services in the Rio Vista Behavioral Health adult inpatient program are provided by teams of experienced and compassionate professionals. Depending upon which services you receive during your time with us, you may work with the following experts: 

  • Physicians 
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physician assistants (PAs) 
  • Nurse practitioners (NPs)  
  • Registered nurses (RNs) 
  • Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) 
  • Medical assistants 
  • Licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs) 
  • Licensed professional counselors (LPCs) 
  • Recreation/activity therapists 
  • Behavioral health technicians 
  • Other professionals as needed 

To learn more about these talented men or women, or for answers to any additional questions you may have about the adult inpatient program at Rio Vista Behavioral Health in El Paso, Texas, please contact us at your convenience. We’re available 24/7 to help you decide if our adult inpatient program is the perfect place for you or your loved one.

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.