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 Piney Ridge Treatment Center 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 Piney Ridge Treatment Center.

  • 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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Admissions Process

Piney Ridge Center was established in order to better serve the needs of children and adolescents with sexual behavior problems. Our highly structured behavioral management program assists residents in gauging their treatment and progress.

Who We Treat

Piney Ridge Treatment Center is a residential treatment center that treats children and adolescents ages 7 through 17 for sexually maladaptive behaviors compounded by mental health disorders. Our treatment approaches are designed to treat both the deviant sexual behaviors and the mental health disorder with equal importance to allow for the greatest success among our residents. Piney Ridge Center also operates an off-site group home for adolescent males between the ages of 12 and 17 called Ridgeview Group Home. Ridgeview is designed to slowly reintegrate our residents back into society by using a variety of treatment approaches including family, individual, and group therapy combined with life skills training.


Piney Ridge Center offers free mobile assessments, and confidential screenings at our treatment center to anyone who may be in need of our services. A member of our needs assessment team will conduct an in-person assessment to determine if residential treatment at Piney Ridge Center is necessary. These assessments are performed by a mental health professional from our center or other assessments done by outside mental health professionals who have experience treating children and teens with sexual behavior problems may be accepted to determine the appropriateness of residential treatment.


Referrals can be made directly to our center, and if possible, a referral packet should include the following information to allow us to best understand the client’s needs:

  • Psychiatric evaluations
  • Psychological evaluations
  • Medical history and physical
  • Individual Education Plan (IEP)
  • Prior treatment history
  • Relevant progress documentation

Once a referral has been received by our admissions department, it is assigned to a community liaison and/or mobile assessor. They will then set up a time to meet with the guardian or parent to sign consents for any previous records needed to complete the assessment. Once the assessment is completed and the client meets the criteria for assessment, prior authorization is submitted. Once approved, the admission is scheduled.

Admissions Criteria

Admission criteria into Piney Ridge Center includes:

  • Boys and girls ages 7 through 17
  • IQ greater than 70; lower IQs considered on an individual basis
  • Mental health diagnosis
  • Documented pattern of problematic sexual behaviors
  • Inability to be managed in a less restrictive environment and level of care

For More Information

If it is determined that a client is in need of our residential treatment center care, we will work with client’s and their families or guardians to schedule the admission. We accept admissions every day of the week and work to accommodate work and familial obligations as we schedule the resident’s admission. Upon admission, the family or guardian will be given specific information including the resident’s assigned therapist, psychiatrist, and other key members of his or her treatment team.