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 Erlanger 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 Erlanger 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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About Us

Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital is an 88-bed treatment center in Chattanooga, TN. Our programming includes a full continuum of personalized services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. At Erlanger, we’re committed to meeting the unique needs of each person who is entrusted into our care.

Age-Appropriate Programming

In order to provide the most beneficial treatment experience, all care at Erlanger is customized according to the age and experiences of our patients.

Our adolescent program focuses on the unique ways that mental and behavioral health challenges impact young people under the age of 18. Adolescent programming at Erlanger also places great emphasis on family support. This ensures that parents or other caregivers are included in all decisions regarding their child’s care, and also receive the assistance they need to support their child’s continued progress during and after their time in treatment.

Adults who heal at Erlanger follow personalized treatment plans that reflect their current struggles, treatment histories, and both short- and long-term goals. Services at the adult level include medication management (if necessary), individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy (if desired and clinically appropriate). Adults are encouraged and expected to play an active role in their treatment, advocate on their own behalf, and take ownership of their recovery.

For older adults, our services address grief and loss, adjustment concerns, mood or behavioral disturbances related to dementia, age-related cognitive impairments, and other challenges that are more common among individuals ages 65 and above. Treatment for older adults is provided by professionals who have training and experience working with members of this population. These dedicated men and women also take great care to ensure that the treatment environment remains a place of dignity and respect for all who heal at Erlanger.

Levels of Care

Depending upon your specific needs, your experience at Erlanger may involve treatment at one or more of the following levels:

Inpatient:  Inpatient treatment is our most intensive level of care. While you’re healing at the inpatient level, you’ll benefit from round-the-clock supervision provided by teams of experienced professionals. You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in a variety of therapeutic activities, each of which will be customized to best suit your needs. Inpatient care allows you to step away from the stresses and distractions of everyday life and focus completely on getting the help you need.

Intensive outpatient program (IOP): As with PHP, our intensive outpatient program can be a source of step-down support following your completion of our inpatient program. You can also transition into IOP after completing PHP, or you may enter care directly at the IOP level. Treatment at the IOP level consists of three hours of therapy per day, with most participants attending three sessions per week. IOP provides you with the flexibility to work, attend school, or engage in other productive pursuits while still receiving structured support on a regular basis.

Treatment Teams

Regardless of your age or level of care, your time at Erlanger Behavioral Health will involve close collaboration with a team of experienced and compassionate professionals. Each member of your treatment team will bring a specific expertise to your care, and all will bring a dedication to superior service and support.

Treatment at Erlanger is not a passive experience. Throughout your time with us, you’ll be encouraged to play an active role in your treatment, to the greatest degree that you are capable. The members of your treatment team will work closely with you to identify and address the obstacles that have been preventing you from living a healthier and more satisfying life. They’ll provide you with the services that will alleviate or help you to manage your symptoms, and will empower you to make the changes that will support a brighter tomorrow.

The day you start treatment at Erlanger, you join a vibrant healing community that is dedicated to helping you achieve to your greatest potential.

Marks of Quality Care
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation