Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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 Tower Behavioral Health 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.

In adherence to the social distancing recommendations provided by the CDC, we have implemented strict protocols at our clinic to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.

  • Patients who have active symptoms of illness or a fever of 100 degrees or higher must call ahead to arrange after-hours dosing.
  • The number of people allowed inside the building at any given time is restricted based on county, state, and federal guidelines.
  • The number of people waiting in line is restricted based on county, state, and federal guidelines, and those present must maintain a minimum distance of six feet from one another.
  • To maintain line restrictions, patients are asked to wait in their cars until direction is given.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Tower Behavioral Health.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and 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.
  • 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

Our Admissions & Intake Process

At Tower Behavioral Health in Reading, Pennsylvania, our admissions process will assist adults as they enter inpatient care to address a range of mental health concerns and co-occurring substance use disorders. Our team will provide the support each person needs during this important step in their recovery.

Admissions Criteria

Criteria for admission to Tower Behavioral Health in Reading, Pennsylvania

The Tower Behavioral Health admissions team will work closely with each patient to prepare them to receive treatment at our facility. Our inpatient treatment units aim to provide care for adults of all genders who meet the following criteria:

  • Age 18 and older
  • Have a primary mental health diagnosis
  • If addiction is a concern, this is a secondary diagnosis

Our compassionate and skilled staff will offer supportive care to adults who have a range of needs. Additionally, we plan to expand our services to eventually include treatment of children and adolescents living with mental and behavioral health concerns.

If you or a loved one is interested in receiving more information about admissions and programming at Tower Behavioral Health, please contact us. You can schedule an appointment to speak with our team and learn more about how to start the admissions process.

Our Admissions Process

Patients will begin the admissions process by speaking with our knowledgeable admissions team. They will answer questions, collect basic information, and guide patients through the remainder of the admissions process. Our team will review each patient’s medical history and present needs to determine whether our program is a good fit for them.

Once it is determined that you or your loved one would benefit from receiving inpatient care at Tower Behavioral Health, our team will begin an admissions evaluation to assist in structuring the care you will receive at our facility. This evaluation will help our team determine treatment methods that will stabilize each individual’s condition. These evaluations will help form preliminary treatment plans and begin within 24 hours of a patient being admitted to our facility.

Our thorough evaluation process will assist our team in developing a customized treatment plan and later assigning clinical care staff to each patient to support their recovery journey. This personalized treatment plan will be compiled starting 72 hours after admission.

The day an individual starts treatment at Tower Behavioral Health, we begin to prepare for their eventual discharge. By the time a patient is ready to transition out of our care, we will have established a detailed aftercare plan to support their continued progress.

The interdisciplinary approach our team will use will help ensure the comfort and optimal care of each patient. We know that the recovery process can be difficult, which is why we will aim to meet all our patients’ needs each step of the way. We intend to provide a smooth and safe transition to our care so that you or your loved one can begin the healing journey.