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 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Tower Behavioral Health.

  • These restrictions have 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 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.
  • 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.

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Reading, Pennsylvania’s Premier Psychiatric Treatment Programs for Adults & Adolescents

Healing from a mental health concern is an individual process, and not everyone requires the same level of care. Tower Behavioral Health offers multiple treatment options so that we can meet your specific behavioral health needs.

Programs Overview

Every person has different life experiences and factors in their life that influence the way a mental health concern impacts them. We offer various levels of care at Tower Behavioral Health to address the diverse needs of each person who comes to us for care.

Depending on your current circumstances, you may take part in:

  • Inpatient program: This level of care serves adolescents and adults who require crisis stabilization and round-the-clock monitoring, with the goal of helping each patient transition to a lower level of care.
  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP): Adults age 18 and older may take part in this highly structured form of outpatient care, which offers therapeutic programming several hours a day, multiple days a week.
  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT): This program supports adults age 25 and older in the management of chronic mental health concerns.

Regardless of the program you take part in, we personalize the care you receive at our Reading, Pennsylvania, facility after completing a detailed assessment of your strengths and challenges. Our expert team works closely with you to identify which level of care will best meet your needs and recovery goals so that you get the care that’s right for you.

Inpatient Program

The inpatient programming at Tower Behavioral Health provides crisis stabilization for adolescents ages 14-17 and adults age 18 and older of all genders who are suffering from severe and persistent symptoms of a mental health concern. Our multidisciplinary team offers a high level of support to help you regain control of the symptoms that have kept you from functioning in your day-to-day life.

We empower you to take an active role in your healing process so that you feel confident to continue in a lower level of care. Our expert team will support you round-the-clock as you make progress toward recovery.

Partial Hospitalization Program

Our partial hospitalization program is an ideal option for adults age 18 and older of all genders who are stepping down from our inpatient program, although some people enter directly at the PHP level. Most of the people who receive care in our PHP are struggling with mental health concerns such as depression or anxiety disorders.

This level of care does not require an overnight stay, so you have the flexibility to go home after the treatment day ends. The structured therapy schedule of our PHP helps you gain the skills you need to build a foundation for long-term healing, while the group sessions you’ll take part in offer you opportunities to develop a support network you can take with you long after your time with us.

Assertive Community Treatment

We designed our Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program to support adults age 25 and older of all genders who have been struggling with severe, chronic symptoms of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other behavioral health disorders.

The general goal of the ACT program is to ensure that you get connected with the services you need in the environment that’s most appropriate for you. Depending on your specific needs, you may participate in individual and group therapy sessions, take part in structured recreational activities, receive medication deliveries, and get help scheduling and attending medical appointments.

This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Tower Behavioral Health.

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  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval