Precautions That Will Be Taken 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 preventative measures that we will implement at East Tennessee Behavioral Health should such precautions remain necessary at the time of our opening. All efforts will be 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 will not be allowed at East Tennessee Behavioral Health while COVID-19 remains a public health threat.

This restriction will be implemented in compliance with corporate and state regulations to reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.

CDC updates will be consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff will receive infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance will be provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer will be monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols will be in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies will be implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Personal protective equipment items will be routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters will be on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We will remain in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees will be 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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Comprehensive Care

At East Tennessee Behavioral Health in Knoxville, Tennessee, you will benefit from comprehensive inpatient care that is tailored to your specific needs and recovery goals. To ensure that you receive effective inpatient treatment, you will work closely with our expert team to identify the therapies and treatment modalities you will benefit from most.

We will serve adolescents, adults, and senior adults who are in crisis from severe symptoms related to a mental health or substance use disorder. This might include acute episodes of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety disorders.

Our goal will be to help you achieve stability, higher functioning, and a sense of safety so that you can transition to a lower level of care or return home.

Ideal Setting

East Tennessee Behavioral Health will be conveniently located in Knoxville less than 10 miles from downtown. Our campus will be situated near other medical service providers, mere minutes away from multiple local hospitals by interstate.

Knoxville residents and the surrounding communities will have greater access to high-quality behavioral healthcare services. The state-of-the-art facilities at East Tennessee Behavioral Health will offer a safe, secure setting for you to start the healing process from the mental health and substance use challenges that have disrupted your life.

Our inpatient treatment center will provide the ideal setting to focus on what matters most: improving your health so that you can get back to your daily life.

Why Choose Us

When you choose East Tennessee Behavioral Health, you will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of experienced and compassionate professionals. Your treatment team will personalize your care so that you achieve the best outcome possible.

We also understand that your time at East Tennessee Behavioral Health is only one part of your wellness journey. We will create a customized discharge plan to ensure that you have the resources you need to continue your progress after you transition out of our care.

Your treatment team will work closely with you to prepare you for continued success long after your time at East Tennessee Behavioral Health.