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 Cascade 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 Cascade 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

Outpatient Mental Health Treatment Program near Seattle

Living with a mental health or substance use disorder can be challenging. Cascade Behavioral Health offers a variety of outpatient treatment programs for adults age 18 and older who are struggling with mental illness and addiction. Our unique services allow us to provide personalized treatment that caters to your individual needs and delivers positive, long-term outcomes.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Overview

Our intensive outpatient program gives patients greater structure and more acute care than traditional outpatient therapy provides but is less intensive than our partial hospitalization program.

At our hospital in Tukwila, Washington, we offer two types of intensive outpatient programming:

  • Mental health IOP: We most commonly treat adults who are struggling with mental health concerns such as anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, relationship concerns, and grief and loss.
  • Substance use IOP: In this program, we treat adults who are struggling with addictions to substances such as heroin, cocaine, prescription drugs, and alcohol.

Depending on your needs, you can enter IOP either directly or after stepping up or down from a different level of care.

IOP allows you the freedom to work, attend school, or fulfill other obligations when treatment is not in session. You may participate in group, individual, family, and experiential therapies. The schedule is as follows:

  • Mental health IOP: Five days per week, 9 a.m.-noon
  • Substance use IOP: Three days per week, mornings (9 a.m.-noon) or evenings (6-9 p.m.)

Typical length of stay in IOP at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital is 21 to 30 days, though that may vary depending on your individual needs.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) Overview

Our partial hospitalization program (PHP) is an outpatient program that helps adults who are struggling with mental health symptoms. This is a more acute level of care than IOP that still provides more independence than inpatient or residential treatment.

In our PHP, you’ll participate in therapeutic programming for 5 1/2 hours per day, five days a week. Group therapy is the primary method of treatment in PHP, and with these sessions capped at 10 participants, you’ll have a chance to fully engage and participate. Our groups use a variety of interventions, including meditation exercises, wellness classes, and mindfulness therapy.

Depending on your specific needs, you may also participate in medication management consultation sessions with a staff psychiatrist, weekly individual therapy, and music therapy twice a week.

Most patients spend about 15 days in PHP at Cascade Behavioral Health, but that may vary depending on your individual needs.

Telehealth Overview

Due to distance, schedule concerns, medical complications, or other reasons, some patients are unable to participate in our IOP or PHP in person.

Telehealth programming provides a remote option for patients who are struggling with mental health disorders. Telehealth programming is available at both the IOP and PHP levels for mental health concerns and in the evening IOP sessions for substance use disorders, and allows patients to participate in the same group sessions as they would at our hospital in Tukwila, Washington — all from the comfort of home.

All telehealth programming is conducted by the same experienced professionals who run our in-person programming. If you have any questions about telehealth programming or your potential eligibility, please reach out to us at your convenience.

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– Daniel
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