Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

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 Riverview Behavioral Health 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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Riverview Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • This restriction has 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 has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being 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.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

The Jason Foundation

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to eradicating the silent epidemic of youth suicide.

JFI was founded by Clark Flatt in the aftermath of losing his teenage son, Jason, to suicide in 1997. Stunned to discover how prevalent teen suicide is in the United States, Clark established JFI to raise awareness of the problem, and educate people on how to identify and help young people who may be at risk for taking their own lives.

The Jason Foundation, Inc. has created a school-based curriculum for students as well as a series of seminars for teachers, parents, coaches, youth workers, and other adults who are active in the lives of adolescents and teens. JFI has also worked to get The Jason Flatt Act, legislation that mandates teacher in-service training on youth suicide, passed in 14 states.

However, much work remains to be done. For example, consider the following statistics:

In Arkansas:

  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for middle and high school age youth (12 – 18).
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college age youth (18 – 22).

The Arkansas Youth Risk Behavioral Survey reported:

  • Almost 1 out of 5 young people seriously considered suicide in the past twelve months
  • Almost 1 out of 9 young people attempted suicide in the past twelve months

Riverview is proud be a partner with JFI in the effort to rid our nation of the silent epidemic of youth suicide. We invite parents, teachers, school personnel, students, and other interested parties from the Arkansas area to contact us for information and resources, including to learn how you can become trained to help at-risk young people. All JFI materials that are provided through Riverview are free of charge.

For more information about Riverview’s partnership with The Jason Foundation, Inc., please feel free to contact us at your convenience. To learn more about Clark Flatt, Jason Flatt, and JFI, please visit the organization’s website at

These affiliations are an official recognition of Riverview’s dedication to offering exceptional treatment.
  • Arkansas Hospital Association
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
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