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 Behavioral Health Center & Treatment Program for Adults in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Valley Behavioral Health helps individuals struggling with mental health and behavioral health disorders meet and exceed their treatment goals while building a strong foundation for long-term healing and recovery through a variety of programming options.

About Our Programs

Valley Behavioral Health System in Fort Smith, Arkansas, offers comprehensive acute inpatient mental health services for children, adolescents, and adults suffering from mental, emotional, and behavioral problems. Our inpatient program is designed primarily to help stabilize crisis situations, but we are also dedicated to helping those who suffer from ongoing behavioral and emotional difficulties. We understand the intimidation that entering an inpatient program can cause, so we make it our goal to provide our patients with a safe, confidential, and caring environment where each individual can be ensured that his or her care is our top priority. We are also able to provide the additional comfort of privacy during one’s stay as we are the only treatment center in the state of Arkansas that provides our patients with private rooms.

Types of Therapy

The inpatient treatment program provides a combination of therapeutic techniques specifically tailored to meet the individual needs of each of our patients. Treatment is administered by a multidisciplinary team of therapists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, Advanced Psychiatrist Nurse Practitioners, educational specialists, and recreational specialists, all of whom provide services under the direct supervision of our board-certified psychiatrists. Our inpatient program offers the following therapeutic treatment methods:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Recreational therapy
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