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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Adult Psychiatry Treatment Program in Chattanooga, TN

At Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital, adult men and women who are struggling with mental illness can receive acute inpatient care in an atmosphere of compassion and respect. This level of care helps adults stabilize so that they can return home or transition to a follow-on program.

About Our Adult Psych Program

Learn more about our Adult Psych Program at Erlanger Behavioral in Chattanooga, TN

We will evaluate each admission on a person-by-person basis. However, we generally will accept patients into our care who experience the following concerns:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder
Our Treatment Modalities

Learn more about the treatment modalities offered at Erlanger Behavioral Health in Chattanooga, TN

As is the case with all treatment at Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital, adults will follow a personalized treatment plan. This plan is based upon a detailed assessment, and will reflect the patient’s treatment history, current struggles, and immediate and long-term goals.

Depending upon each patient’s strengths, needs, and goals, their personalized plan may include the following elements:

  • Medication management: If prescription medications will help ease a patient’s symptoms, medication management services are available. All medication decisions are made in consultation with the patient and/or the patient’s family.
  • Individual therapy: One-on-one sessions with a licensed counselor or social worker are scheduled on an as-needed basis throughout a person’s time in the adult program. These sessions give patients the opportunity to address issues that are impacting their mental health and receive feedback from an experienced professional.
  • Group therapy: Multiple group therapy sessions occur throughout the day for adults who are in our inpatient program. Social workers, nursing staff, and other professionals lead these sessions, depending on the nature of the group topic. Common topics addressed include disease education, maintaining healthy boundaries, communication skills, managing stress, and dealing with guilt and shame.
  • Family therapy: If desired and clinically appropriate, patients and their loved ones may participate in family therapy sessions at Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital. These sessions can provide a supportive forum for family members to process how their loved one’s struggles have affected them. They can also help to improve family unity and teach family members how to best support the patient during and after treatment.

All patients who complete our inpatient program will receive a detailed discharge plan to guide their continued recovery.

Our Admissions Process

Learn more about the admissions process at Erlanger Behavioral Health

Because we understand that crises can occur at any time, day or night, Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital conducts admissions assessments 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To start the admissions process, or to learn more about treatment for adults who are experiencing acute mental health challenges, please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience. A friendly and knowledgeable member of our team will be happy to answer all of your questions and help you make the most informed decision for yourself or on behalf of a loved one.

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