Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

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 RiverWoods Behavioral Health System 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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at RiverWoods Behavioral Health System.

  • This restriction has 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 has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being 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.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Free Confidential PTSD Assessment

If you are in a state of crisis or need immediate help for any reason, please refrain from filling out this assessment and call 911. If you feel that you are a danger to yourself, please refrain from filling out this assessment and contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

This online PTSD assessment takes approximately five minutes and will provide general feedback when completed. Please note that this assessment is not a formal diagnostic tool and should not be interpreted as such. This assessment is free and can be taken anonymously, if you choose.

If you answer "yes" to any of the questions provided, it is highly recommended that you contact the staff at Riverwoods Behavioral Health System or another qualified healthcare provider. If you would prefer to be contacted by the staff at Riverwoods Behavioral Health System, please leave your contact information in the space provided at the end of this assessment. Please note that by leaving your information, you consent to allow Riverwoods Behavioral Health System to use this information to contact you. Any information provided will remain confidential. If you choose to not leave your information, the staff at Riverwoods Behavioral Health System will not contact you.

If you answer "no" to the questions provided, you are still encouraged to reach out to the staff at Riverwoods Behavioral Health System or another qualified healthcare provider for a detailed evaluation of your risk for PTSD.

1. Do you find yourself quick to anger, anxious, or irritable most days of the week for long periods of time?

2. Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep?

3. Do you feel fatigued or lethargic most of the time, no matter how much sleep you get?

4. Do you ever feel like you are being watched, fearful that someone is constantly out to get you?

5. Do you continually experience racing, intrusive memories or thoughts that you can’t seem to control?

6. Do you ever feel unable to enter certain locations or be around certain sights, sounds, or people for fear that unpleasant memories may be triggered?

7. Do you ever feel unable to relax or always on edge?

8. Have you ever heard a voice or seen something that you later realized was not really there or was not observed by others?

9. Do you ever feel unable to leave your home, even when you have work, school, or social responsibilities?

10. Do you struggle to control your temper, often feeling high levels of rage?

11. Do you regularly use substances such as alcohol or illicit drugs, often feeling unable to function without them?

12. Do you ever have thoughts of harming others, and have you ever made a plan to do so?

13. Have you had thoughts of harming yourself, or have you ever made an attempt to take your own life?

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