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 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 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.

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Reading, Pennsylvania’s Premier Inpatient Treatment Program for Adults

When you are in crisis from severe, persistent episodes related to a mental health condition or co-occurring concern, you need immediate intervention.

Tower Behavioral Health provides acute crisis stabilization for adults of all genders age 18 and older through our inpatient programming. We help you regain control and start to function at a higher level so that you can begin working toward long-term recovery.

Benefits of Inpatient Programming

Being in a state of crisis can force you to put your life on hold while you struggle to manage the physical feelings, emotions, and behaviors related to the mental health concern you are facing. The inpatient program at Tower Behavioral Health can help you develop a sense of safety and personal autonomy over your current situation.

When you seek inpatient care at Tower Behavioral Health in Reading, Pennsylvania, you benefit from:

  • Structured environment – Our inpatient program features a highly structured schedule so that you can receive round-the-clock support during your stay with us.
  • Personalized care – We collaborate with you to identify your strengths and challenges so that we can determine which therapies and interventions will benefit you most. When appropriate, we will also involve your family and other community supports in the planning process.
  • Leisure activities – You’ll have opportunities to enjoy time in our outdoor courtyard spaces, socialize at community meetings, and participate in physical activities during designated gym times.

Some people step up to our inpatient program from a lower level of care, while others enter directly at the inpatient level. Our expert staff will help you determine whether inpatient care at Tower Behavioral Health is the right fit for your current needs.

The Care Experience

Every person who comes to us in crisis has a different experience with the condition they’re struggling with. Various factors influence how they may be affected, including their medical history, life experiences, and socioeconomic background.

At Tower Behavioral Health, the care experience begins with a detailed screening process that helps us understand the nature and severity of your symptoms. You’ll receive inpatient care with us for about nine days, though your actual length of stay will depend on your specific needs and recovery goals.

Common elements of care may include:

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Art and music therapy
  • Dance/movement therapy
  • Medication management
  • Family meetings
  • Leisure time

You may also engage in various treatment modalities during your time in our inpatient program, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP).

Continuing Care

The decision to seek inpatient care can be the start of a healthier, more satisfying life. But we recognize that the work you do during your stay with us is just a part of your wellness journey.

When you choose Tower Behavioral Health, you set the groundwork for lifelong recovery, which includes aftercare planning that begins as soon as you start inpatient care with us.

Our goal is to ensure that you can safely return to your home, community, or other appropriate setting with the resources and supports you need to succeed. We will work with you to identify triggers and stressors that may cause the condition you’re struggling with to recur, along with a safety plan for how to respond.

If necessary, we will also set up any appropriate follow-up care or direct you to other community resources so that you can continue the progress you made with us.

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

Marks of Quality Care
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval