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 Harbor Oaks Hospital 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.

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 Harbor Oaks Hospital.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • 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.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • 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.

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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Child & Adolescent Inpatient Treatment Program in New Baltimore, MI

Our inpatient program for children and adolescents provides 24/7 treatment for those ages 4-17. If your child is in need of psychiatric care, we can help.

What Is Inpatient Treatment?

Behavioral health and psychiatric inpatient treatment for children

Inpatient treatment provides 24/7 supervision. It is our most acute level of care for children. It is short-term in nature, as the goal is to stabilize adolescent patients who are in crisis. Upon completion of inpatient treatment, many clients step down to a level of care that is less acute.

What Disorders Does This Program Treat?

Behavioral and psychiatric disorders treated in the child and adolescent inpatient treatment program at Harbor Oaks Hospital

At Harbor Oaks in New Baltimore, MI, we are proud of highly qualified staff who is able to assist children and adolescents who are faced with behavioral health challenges that accompany a number of different concerns. Some the most common disorders that we see in children and adolescents who come to Harbor Oaks include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Learning disorders
  • Conduct disorders

Whatever behavioral health concerns your child may be facing, the wonderful staff at Harbor Oaks is dedicated to providing him or her with the most effective treatment program available that will set the stage for life-long recovery.

What Is a Typical Day of Inpatient Treatment Like?

A typical day in the child and adolescent inpatient treatment program at Harbor Oaks Hospital in New Baltimore, MI

Programming for our child and adolescent inpatient program is based on a therapeutic group format that is tailored to meet the skills and needs sets of each age-specific population. Some of the more specific components of our child and adolescent inpatient program may include:

  • Daily groups that include various topics, such as medication education, health maintenance, and substance abuse education
  • Onsite internist to attend to the medical needs of our young patients
  • Individual therapy sessions on an as-needed basis
  • Daily contact with family members
  • Assessments which are completed with social workers
  • Medication management, which includes seeing a psychiatrist on a daily basis
  • Activity therapy including art therapy, pet therapy with dogs, and gym
  • A teacher on staff to help children and adolescents address their educational needs throughout the treatment program

Whatever behavioral health concerns your child may be facing, the wonderful staff at Harbor Oaks is dedicated to providing him or her with the most effective treatment program available that will set the stage for life-long recovery.

Can I Be Involved in My Child’s Inpatient Treatment?

Parental involvement in child and adolescent psychiatric treatment

It is especially important to us that family be involved in any child’s treatment, so Harbor Oaks staff works closely with family members. Building a strong support system can set children and teens up for long-term success. For this reason, when appropriate, we strongly encourage family members to be involved in their loved one’s treatment.

We provide all children and adolescents with an individualized treatment program that is implemented under the direct supervision of our medical director.

My child went to Harbor Oaks a year ago battling mental health and they took such great care of him. I am so grateful to have found Harbor Oaks and would recommend it to all the parents out there looking for the best facility.

– Mother of Former Patient
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