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 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Cedar Crest Hospital & Residential Treatment Center.

  • 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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Admissions Process

At Cedar Crest Hospital & RTC, our caring staff wants to make your transition into our facility as easy as possible. We offer free, initial assessments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week that are administered by a licensed clinician.

About the Admissions Process

Learn more about the admissions process at Cedar Crest Hospital & Residential Treatment Center

A plan of action will be immediately recommended to assist and support patients with their stabilization and recovery needs. We will work closely with you and your family to resolve any problems or concerns and we will be there to guide you through each step of the process.

To avoid any confusion during the admission process, please read on to learn about what you should and should not bring with you during your stay in our hospital.

What to Bring

What to bring for your stay at our treatment center in Belton, TX

  • Several changes of comfortable clothes (limit 3 for Acute & 10 for Residential) including underwear and socks
  • Appropriate sleeping attire
  • Seasonal jacket, if needed
  • Toiletries and hygiene supplies – excluding any items on the list below
  • One pair of shoes – no laces
What Not to Bring

What not to bring for your stay at Cedar Crest Hospital & Residential Treatment Center

  • Aerosol products
  • Alcohol-containing products
  • Volatile solvents, such as nail polish remover
  • Belts and scarves, drawstrings on clothing, shoelaces, or any other item that might be used as a ligature
  • Cameras of any kind
  • Cell phones
  • Computers
  • Items made of glass or breakable plastic
  • Drugs – prescription, OTC, herbal, or street
  • Food and beverages brought in from outside the hospital, except under special circumstances (i.e., religious observances)
  • Glass mirrors, including encased cosmetics
  • Heat-producing and/or corded personal care products, such as shavers, hair dryers, and curling irons
  • Matches or lighters
  • Money, currency over $5.00
  • Other items that may be used by a patient to harm themselves or others, at the discretion of the staff
  • Personal radio, TV, DVD, CD, and MP3 players, iPods, etc
  • Plastic bags, cellophane
  • Provocative clothing
  • Recording devices of any kind
  • Sharp objects including, but not limited to, scissors, metal nail files, tweezers, razors, glass or metal of any kind, crochet or knitting needles of any kind, or anything with an edge that can conceivably be used for harm to self or others
  • Tobacco products
  • Videos and video games
  • Weapons of any type, including martial arts weapons
  • Clothes hangers of any type
  • Pens or pencils or other writing utensils
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The admissions process at Cedar Crest was comprehensive and quick. I don't know where I would be today if it weren't for the staff's quick admissions process!

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