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

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

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 Cedar Crest Hospital & Residential 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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Cedar Crest Hospital & Residential Treatment Center.

  • 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 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Free Confidential Substance Abuse Assessment

If you are in a state of crisis or need immediate help for any reason, please refrain from filling out this assessment and call 911. If you feel that you are a danger to yourself, please refrain from filling out this assessment and contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

This online Substance Abuse assessment takes approximately five minutes and will provide general feedback when completed. Please note that this assessment is not a formal diagnostic tool and should not be interpreted as such. This assessment is free and can be taken anonymously, if you choose.

If you answer "yes" to any of the questions provided, it is highly recommended that you contact the staff at Cedar Crest Hospital & Residential Treatment Center or another qualified healthcare provider. If you would prefer to be contacted by the staff at Cedar Crest Hospital & Residential Treatment Center, please leave your contact information in the space provided at the end of this assessment. Please note that by leaving your information, you consent to allow Cedar Crest Hospital & Residential Treatment Center to use this information to contact you. Any information provided will remain confidential. If you choose to not leave your information, the staff at Cedar Crest Hospital & Residential Treatment Center will not contact you.

If you answer "no" to the questions provided, you are still encouraged to reach out to the staff at Cedar Crest Hospital & Residential Treatment Center or another qualified healthcare provider for a detailed evaluation of your risk for Substance Abuse.

1. Have you ever abused substances while alone?

2. Have friends and/or family members expressed concern about your substance use?

3. Has your substance use been a source of conflict in your marriage or with your boyfriend/girlfriend?

4. Have you lied to friends or family members about the amount and frequency of your substance use?

5. Have you lied to a doctor in order to obtain prescription medications?

6. Has your substance use negatively impacted your performance at work or school?

7. Have you stolen substances, or stolen money or property in order to buy substances?

8. Have you awakened after using substances with no memory about what you did while you were high?

9. Have you used substances in order to wake up in the morning and/or to go to sleep at night?

10. Have you used one substance in order to intensify the high from another substance?

11. Have you used one substance in order to recover from using another substance?

12. Have you used substances as a way of dealing with stress, pressure, and other negative experiences?

13. Have you tried and failed to reduce the amount and/or frequency of your substance use?

14. When you try to stop using, or when you can’t use, do you start to feel sluggish, sick, agitated, or depressed?

15. Do you worry that you might have a substance abuse problem?

Thank you for taking Cedar Crest Hospital's Addiction Screening.

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Disclaimer: Cedar Crest Hospital & Residential Treatment Center disclaims any liability, loss, or risk sustained as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of these assessments.