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

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

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 Seven Hills 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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Seven Hills Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • 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

Las Vegas & Clark County Provides Safe Disposal of Prescription Medications

The fight to reverse rising rates of opioid abuse in Clark County is a complex challenge that requires active participation from a variety of organizations and individuals, including, but not limited to legislators, law enforcement personnel, treatment professionals, and everyday citizens.

A look at Clark County’s Opioid Addiction Problem

Each instance of opioid addiction is a unique problem, but in general, Clark County’s opioid epidemic can be divided into two categories: heroin abuse and the abuse of prescription painkillers. While everyone has a role to play in protecting themselves and their families from all forms of drug abuse, the fight against prescription painkiller abuse is the one that may most depend upon the efforts of every Clark County resident.

The Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse

People who abuse and become addicted to prescription painkillers typically become exposed to this form of substance abuse in one of two ways. In one scenario, people receive a prescription for an opioid-based painkiller from a doctor in order to treat a legitimate medical concern and then find that they are unable to stop taking the drugs after the condition has been alleviated or the initial prescription has run its course. For others, they first take prescription painkillers for a recreational high and become dependent upon them.

Regardless of why a person becomes addicted to a prescription painkiller, he or she will experience powerful urges to continue to abuse the drug, and will likely be forced to acquire it through illicit means, such as getting a fraudulent prescription, borrowing medications that have been prescribed to someone else, or stealing them.

The compulsion to borrow or steal prescription medications means that anyone who has these drugs in their medicine cabinets can be a potential target, and should take all necessary precautions to secure and, when the time comes, dispose of them in a safe manner.

Safe Disposal Locations for Prescription Drugs

If you have prescription medications that are out of date or otherwise no longer of use to you, please resist the temptation to merely throw them into the trash, dump them down the drain, or flush them down the toilet. Taking these actions risks the drugs being stolen or being accidentally ingested.

The best way to safely dispose of prescription medications in Clark County is to take them to a safe drug disposal location:

  • Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) substations now feature drop boxes where you can anonymously dispose of prescription medications.
  • These drop boxes are large, clearly labeled, mailbox-like structures.
  • To dispose of any prescription medications, simply place the container that contains the medication into the slot at the top of the box.

Though these drop boxes are secure, it is always a good idea to remove your name and any other personal information from the bottle or box in which the medication is stored. This will help protect you from identity theft or other invasions of your privacy.

Disposing of Prescription Drugs at Home

If you cannot get to an LVMPD substation and need to dispose of your prescription medications at home, be sure to follow the following steps:

  • Remove the medications from their bottle or box.
  • Mix the medication with used coffee grounds, used kitty litter, or another absorbent and off-putting substance.
  • Put this mixture into a sealable plastic bag or other items that can be closed up.
  • Place this sealed or closed item into your trash can or garbage container.
  • Remove all personal identification from the bottle or box, and dispose of these items in a separate trash bag or garbage container.

Again, safely securing and disposing of prescription medications protects your privacy, prevents the theft and illicit use of these substances, and also ensures that they will not be accidentally ingested by a child or animal.

Individuals Talking in Circle

I was at first reluctant to get treatment for my son's addiction here. Now, I have no doubt in my mind that Seven Hills was the best decision I've ever made. My son is now three years sober thanks to Seven Hills!

– Jill S.
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