Latest COVID-19 Update
At Silver Hill Hospital, the safety of our patients, visitors, and staff is our number one priority as we continue to provide life-saving treatment during this time of crisis. We are accepting new inpatient, Transitional Living Program (residential) and Intensive Outpatient Program (virtual platform) patients and urge those who are struggling at this stressful time to call our Admissions Office at 866-542-4455
We have implemented several safety measures for the protection of those on our campus in response to the COVID-19 crisis. We are rigorously screening new patients to avoid the possibility of spreading the virus on our campus. We have had several staff members and two patients test positive for COVID-19 and took appropriate, timely safety measures to protect others. There are currently no cases of the virus on our campus. As a precaution, all our staff and patients are required to wear medical masks.
We are taking several other measures for the safety of our patients and staff, including:
- All patients and staff have their temperatures taken twice a day and must wear protective masks when around others
- Restricting in-person visits to patients, and instead facilitating virtual patient visits
- Housekeeping crews diligently cleaning our facilities to exceed infection control standards
- Staff members who can work from home are doing so
- All group therapy sessions are being held virtually
One of our buildings is being prepared to treat nursing home patients who have tested positive for and are recovering from COVID-19. The facility will be staffed and operated by Waveny LifeCare. The building, which we had closed before the crisis and plan to repurpose for other services, is separate from the rest of our campus and will be self-sufficient to minimize the risk of cross-contamination. We feel strongly that it is our obligation as a health facility to be of service to our community in this crisis. At this time, no patients have been moved to the facility.
These are unprecedented times and we are adjusting daily to not only keep our patients and staff safe, but also continue to provide the best mental health care. Our dedicated clinical staff continues to do amazing, transformative work by embracing, rather than running from, the challenges they face daily. Silver Hill Hospital’s COVID-19 Resilience Campaign is a program that bolsters resiliency and mental health for frontline health care workers and first responders. Learn more.
The stress and uncertainly of the COVID-19 crisis can make dealing with mental health and substance abuse challenges even more difficult. Silver Hill Hospital is committed to continuing to safely and effectively provide the best in mental health care to patients in need during this crisis. Once again, please call our Admissions Office at 203-801-2217 if you or a loved one are in need of our services.
Covid-19 Resilience Campaign
Helping frontline medical workers and first responders
The mental health impacts of COVID-19 are expected to last for a long time. Silver Hill Hospital’s COVID-19 Resilience Campaign is a program that bolsters resiliency and mental health for frontline health care workers and first responders. Through online resources, printed handouts, town hall community meetings and in-person sessions, the campaign will help the resiliency of frontline workers at Silver Hill and other regional medical facilities, as well as first responders, such as police, fire and EMT workers. Learn more.
Current IOP Offerings
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Silver Hill transitioned all of its outpatient IOP programs in March to virtual groups. We currently offer 8 virtual Intensive Outpatient Programs. They consist of:
- 2 Adult DBT groups
- 1 Young Adult DBT group
- 1 Adolescent DBT group
- 1 Women’s group
- 3 Dual Diagnosis groups
We continue to accept referrals for all Silver Hill IOP groups. Our virtual groups consist of three 45-minute groups that meet three times a week and include one weekly check-in. Medication management and individual therapy sessions are available for Dual Diagnosis patients who do not have outpatient providers.