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 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Seven Hills 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.

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

What to Bring to Treatment at Seven Hills Hospital

Preparing for treatment and not sure what you’ll need? See below for a list of items you should bring with you for your stay with us, as well as a list of items that are not allowed during treatment.

Items to Bring

  • Pajamas, robe, & slippers without sash or ties 
  • Three to five changes of clothing (there are laundry facilities on the unit) 
  • Reading glasses, contact lenses, & cleaning solution 
  • Sweatpants/sweatshirt and/or shorts/T-shirt (no hoodies, drawstrings, or ties) 
  • Warm jacket/sweater 
  • Shoes without laces
  • Prescription medications you are currently taking in original pharmacy container (bottles with mixed pills and/or sample medications are not permitted in the facility)
  • One piece of luggage 
  • Phone card for long-distance calls 

Items NOT to Bring

The items listed below are NOT allowed on the unit. If they are brought in, they will be sent home or placed in an inaccessible, locked storage area during your stay. 

  • Outside food or drink 
  • Hair dryers or curling irons 
  • Bottles with mixed pills and/or sample medications 
  • Perfume/cologne 
  • Pillows, comforters, blankets, or any other type of bedding (they will be provided) 
  • Electronics — cellphones, pagers, cameras, computers, TVs, radios, video games, videotapes, DVDs, CDs, iPods/MP3 players, etc. (school Chromebook is allowed if child’s physician approves)
  • Stuffed animals (exceptions can be made by child’s physician)
  • Jewelry or other valuables (Seven Hills Hospital is not responsible for items worth more than $100) 
  • Personal care items — toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, shampoo, etc. (they will be provided) 

Contraband Items

The following items are considered contraband and are not allowed. 

  • Drugs, paraphernalia, or any pictures of those items 
  • Alcohol in any form, including mouthwash 
  • Aerosol cans 
  • Balloons or plastic bags 
  • Weapons of any kind 
  • Mirrors or glass objects 
  • Necklaces, rings, or watches 
  • Dental floss 
  • Matches or lighters 
  • Hair clips, pins, or bands of any kind 
  • Paper clips, staples, or staplers 
  • Safety pins or straight pins 
  • Spiral notebooks or planners 
  • Pantyhose or tights 
  • Books or clothing that depict alcohol, sex, weapons, death, suicide, horror, violence, gangs, or satanic themes 
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