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 Partial Hospitalization Program for Adults

When you are experiencing the symptoms of a mental health concern, it is essential to get the level of care that meets you where you are in your healing journey.

The partial hospitalization program (PHP) at Tower Behavioral Health is an ideal level of care for adults age 18 and older of all genders who need structured outpatient care without round-the-clock monitoring.

Benefits of Partial Hospitalization Programming

A partial hospitalization program offers several hours of therapy, multiple days a week, providing a more structured therapeutic environment than an intensive outpatient program (IOP) or traditional outpatient program provides. At Tower Behavioral Health in Reading, Pennsylvania, you can step down to our PHP from a higher level of care or enter directly at the PHP level.

Taking part in the PHP at Tower Behavioral Health offers many benefits, including:

  • Convenience: You can go home once the treatment day ends, allowing you to continue going to work or participating in other activities outside of therapy.
  • Support network: During group therapy sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to build strong bonds with others who have shared similar experiences with a mental health concern.
  • Real-life skills: The more flexible therapy schedule gives you the opportunity to apply the skills you’ve gained in therapy to real-life situations.

You do not need to complete a higher level of care to participate in our partial hospitalization program. We make all admissions decisions for our PHP on an individual basis after completing a detailed intake assessment of each patient.

The Care Experience

When you seek support in the partial hospitalization program at our Reading, Pennsylvania, facility, you will follow a plan of care that we tailor to your specific needs. We will gather the information we need to customize your care through a detailed assessment of your medical history, the nature and severity of your symptoms, and your recovery goals.

Although we personalize everyone’s care, there are some common elements you may experience, including:

  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Experiential therapy
  • Medication management

Group therapy is a primary component of the care you receive in our PHP, with discussions covering topics such as distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and mindfulness. We also provide lunch so that you have opportunities to build relationships with other participants in the program.

Most people receive care in our partial hospitalization program for eight to 12 days, but your length of stay will depend on your individual progress.

Continuing Care

You will do important work in our partial hospitalization program that helps you learn to manage the symptoms that have disrupted your life. When you’re ready to transition out of our care, we want to make sure that you continue that success for years to come.

At Tower Behavioral Health, we begin to create your continuing care plan as soon as you enter our PHP so that you leave with the most comprehensive plan possible. Before you leave our facility, we will make the appropriate referral, whether that is to a higher level of care or to outpatient therapy, case management services, or peer support services. Our goal is to equip you with the resources you need to stay on your healing journey long into the future.

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