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 Mount Regis 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 Mount Regis 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.

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Salem, Virginia’s Best Intensive Outpatient Program for Addiction

At Mount Regis Center, our effective intensive outpatient program is designed to be flexible and individualized to meet our clients’ specific needs and treatment goals.

What Is IOP?

Intensive outpatient programming (IOP) is designed to provide patients with structured care that is more intensive than traditional outpatient therapy but less intensive than residential treatment. This program meets three hours a day, three days a week. Patients have the option of choosing to participate in our afternoon program or our evening program, depending on what works best with their schedules.

  • The afternoon IOP meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • The evening IOP meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The time a patient spends in IOP will be based on their specific needs; however, the average programming length includes 18 to 24 sessions.

Who Can Take Part in IOP at Mount Regis Center?

Men and women ages 18 and older are eligible to receive IOP services at Mount Regis Center. Patients may use IOP as a step-up level of care from traditional outpatient therapy, or a step-down level of care from residential or partial hospitalization programming.

Admissions into our IOP will be determined on a case-by-case basis, but typically prospective patients must be struggling with at least one of the following:

  • Continues to use drugs or alcohol despite negative consequences
  • Lacks understanding of the disease model of addiction
  • Lacks relapse prevention skills
  • Is facing family, legal, and/or employment problems due to addiction
  • Does not require a more restrictive level of care

What Does IOP Treat?

Intensive outpatient programming at Mount Regis Center is tailored for individuals who are battling addiction concerns. However, patients who are also suffering from certain co-occurring mental health conditions may receive tailored care in our IOP.

What Services Are Offered in IOP?

Group therapy is the foundation of our intensive outpatient program. These sessions are led by counselors and give patients an opportunity to give and receive support to and from one another. Examples of the topics that may be covered in these sessions include:

  • Disease model of addiction recovery
  • Early recovery strategies
  • Relapse prevention
  • Relationship issues in recovery
  • Stress management
  • Communication skills

Patients who take part in our intensive outpatient program can also receive individual therapy and family therapy on an as-needed or as-requested basis.

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I could never say enough great things about Mount Regis Center! From admissions to nursing to the phenomenal clinical team, this is the place to go if you want to get better and learn how to stay clean! They saved my life and I will be forever grateful.

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