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.

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Mental Health Treatment and Therapy Programs for Children, Adolescents & Adults in Texarkana, AR

Riverview Behavioral Health provides a variety of age-appropriate mental health programs for children, adolescents, and adults. Individuals who take part in mental health therapy at our center in Texarkana, AR, receive comprehensive, personalized services provided in a safe and supportive environment.

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Mental health services and treatment programs at Riverview Behavioral Health in Texarkana, AR

we provide a variety of mental health treatment options to ensure that each person receives the type and level of care that’s best for them.

Helping people achieve a healthy mental state is a matter of providing the mental healthy therapy that’s most appropriate according to their age, developmental level, needs, and goals. At Riverview Behavioral Health in Texarkana, AR, we offer mental health programs at the inpatient level:

Our inpatient treatment program is separated into three units. We offer age-appropriate services for children ages 5-12, adolescents ages 13-17, and adults age 18 and above. Inpatient treatment is designed to help patients who have been experiencing particularly severe symptoms. The goal of this mental health program is to help patients achieve the mental stability that will allow them to return home or step down to a lower level of care. Inpatient care at Riverview is an intensive, short-term experience. Typical length of stay in our inpatient mental health treatment program is seven to 14 days.

What Happens During Treatment?

Features and benefits of mental health treatment methods at Riverview Behavioral Health

At Riverview, we are committed to ensuring that each child, adolescent, and adult follows a personalized plan while they are receiving care in our inpatient mental health treatment program. This means that no two people will have identical experiences with us. However, all patients and family members can expect to benefit from certain fundamental principles and elements of care.

For example, when a person enters one of our mental health programs, one of their first experiences will be to complete a thorough assessment. The assessment process ensures that our professionals have identified and are prepared to address all the concerns that have undermined the individual’s mental stability.

The assessment process actually begins prior to the individual’s arrival at our facility. When you first contact our mental health program, or when a professional refers a patient to us, we collect information to determine the level of care and the mental health services that will best prepare the individual for long-term success.

Depending upon a variety of individual factors, a person’s time with us may include the following services:

Detoxification – If a person’s mental health needs are accompanied by co-occurring addiction, detoxification may be a necessary first step. Detox at Riverview is a safe and supportive environment where individuals can complete the withdrawal process under the close supervision of a team of experienced medical professionals.

Medical care – Medical doctors, registered nurses (RNs), and advanced practice nurses (APNs) are available to provide basic medical care for all patients in our inpatient mental health treatment programs. If a person develops medical needs that exceed our capacity to treat, we will refer the individual to a trusted provider in our area.

Medication management services – Patients whose symptoms can be alleviated by the use of certain prescription medications may receive medication management services during their time with us. Within our inpatient mental health programs, medication management includes daily meetings with a psychiatrist. Medication management services are also provided by medical doctors and members of our nursing staff.

Individual therapy – Individual therapy offers a confidential and supportive environment in which patients can address issues that they may be hesitant to discuss in a group setting and receive focused feedback from an experienced professional. At the inpatient level, patients may take part in daily individual therapy sessions if needed.

Group therapy – Groups are a valuable type of mental health therapy at Riverview. At the inpatient level, patients may take part in psychotherapy groups, cognitive therapy groups, dynamic group therapy, and self-help group therapy. Groups address issues such as anger management, parenting, family, relationships, substance abuse, relapse prevention, impulse control, and other relevant topics. The focus of this form of mental health therapy may vary depending upon the needs of the participants and the level of care.

Family therapy – Loved ones can play an essential role in a person’s recovery during and after their time in our mental health programs. Within our inpatient mental health program, patients and their loved ones may take part in weekly family therapy sessions. Family therapy can help participants process how they have been impacted by their loved one’s struggles. Family therapy can also teach participants how to better support each other and function as a healthier unit.

Experiential therapy – In our inpatient mental health program, each treatment day includes at least one opportunity to take part in art therapy, music therapy, recreational therapy, or another form of experiential therapy. The types of therapy, and the frequency with which they are offered, may vary depending upon individual need and level of care.

How to Find Help for Yourself or a Loved One

Identifying the behavioral health service and treatment program that’s best for you or your loved one

Getting the right care for yourself or someone that you care about is a matter of understanding your mental health treatment options and identifying the mental health program that’s the best fit for you or your loved one.

It’s important to understand that there is no perfect approach to mental health care. A mental health treatment program that is ideal for one person may offer minimal or no benefits to someone else. For these reasons, the following steps are essential:

  • Educate yourself about the type of disorder that you or your loved one is experiencing.
  • Research the types of behavioral health services that have helped others who were experiencing similar struggles.
  • Identify the treatment centers in your area that offer the types of mental health therapy that seem to best fit your needs, or the needs of your loved one.
  • Contact the mental health programs that you’ve been considering. Any reputable mental health treatment program should be happy to answer all your questions, arrange for a visit or tour, and otherwise provide you with the information that you need.

Treating mental health disorders can be a long-term process. But finding the mental health program that’s the best fit for you or your loved one can be an invaluable first step on the path toward improved well-being.

For more information, please contact Riverview Behavioral Health at your convenience. A member of our team is available 24/7 to answer all your questions and help you determine if our mental health treatment center in Texarkana, AR, is the best place for you or your loved one.

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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The doctors and nurses at Riverview Behavioral Health recognized the unique problems of my child.  They provided treatment that put her back on the right track.

– Parent of a former patient