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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Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment Center

Piney Ridge Treatment Center helps children & adolescents struggling with mental health disorders build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Located in Fayetteville, AR, Piney Ridge is the leading provider of mental health disorder treatment.

At Piney Ridge Center, we strive to empower the children and teens we treat who are struggling with a concurrent sexually maladaptive behavior in addition to chemical dependency and/or a mental health disorder. Many children and teens who come to our residential treatment center for care are facing a number of concerns and require treatment of each of the disorders synchronously in order to provide the best possible treatment outcomes. Dual diagnosis, also called “co-occurring disorders” is a condition in which a child or teen is facing one or more mental health issues as well as chemical dependency. Often, dual diagnosis may be used as a term when a child or teen is struggling with more than one mental or behavioral health disorder, as many of our clients are. As children and teens who have co-occurring, comorbid disorders face a number of increasingly complex challenges. Children and teens with dual diagnosis have increased rates for relapse, additional hospitalization, and homelessness as compared to children and teens who only have a single mental health disorder or chemical dependency.

Due to these challenges, Piney Ridge Center works tirelessly to diagnose and begin treatment for children and teens who have co-occurring disorders to reduce the likelihood of future complications. Children and teens who have co-occurring disorders are treated for all disorders at the same time under the careful guidance of our multidisciplinary treatment team and changes will be made to the treatment plan as needed. Using our empirically-validated approach to dual diagnosis treatment, all disorders a child or teen is facing is considered to be the primary disorder and treatment is integrated using a team comprised of physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, child and adolescent psychiatrists, and therapists. This ensures that children and teens who have co-occurring disorders will have the best possible recovery outcomes.