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 Valley Behavioral Health System 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 Valley Behavioral Health System.

  • 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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Premier Psychiatric and Mental Health Treatment Center & Hospital in Fort Smith, AR

Why Choose Valley?

Why Choose Valley Behavioral Health for Your Mental and Behavioral Health Needs?

Offering the highest quality of treatment in the area, Valley Behavioral Health focuses on providing their patients with the tools and knowledge needed to live happy, healthy lives. Regardless of the level of care, patients receive personalized treatment by a multi-disciplinary team of therapists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, and other caring mental health professionals.

Academics at Valley

Balancing Academics While in Treatment

For young people who are enrolled in school when they enter treatment, we offer an academic experience led by teachers who are licensed, or pursuing licensure in Special Education. All of our teachers have specialized expertise in providing an academic experience to young people in a therapeutic environment.

What a Typical Day Looks Like

What a Typical Day Looks Like While in Treatment

While at Valley, your days will be filled with activities that are designed to help you meet your recovery goals. While we maintain a structured treatment setting, each day at our center consists of a balance of treatment services with time for breaks and self-reflection. During your time at Valley you will have access to a wide range of effective treatment modalities and time-tested supports.

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Providing Our Patients the Dignity and Respect They Deserve

Superior, Individualized Care

Located in Fort Smith on a beautiful picturesque landscape on the Arkansas River, Valley Behavioral Health offers inpatient, outpatient, and age-specific treatment options. This allows us to place clients in the most appropriate environment and provide superior care better tailored to each person’s needs.

Our Goal to Our Patients

We specialize in offering the highest quality services for children, adults & seniors, and all of our services are under the medical supervision of board-certified psychiatrists. Our treatment team works with individuals suffering from depressionsuicidal thoughtsanxiety, trauma, & other co-occurring disorders. Our primary goal is to meet patients where they are and guide them down a path to a happier, healthier life.

With an emphasis on care, family involvement, comfort, and safety, Valley Behavioral Health is committed to seeing you or your loved one through to a better point in life. Call today for a free confidential assessment.

The kindness the treatment team offered my son and our family was above and beyond what we could have imagined.

– Kristy H.
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