COVID-19 Updates and Resources
The safety and well-being of our patients, clients and employees is out top priority. Below find resources and updates.
Visitor & Vendor Policy
Beginning June 8, patients will be allowed a designated visitor (up to 2 visitors for residential patients) during designated visiting hours. Visitors will be screened for symptoms, have their temperatures taken, and be provided masks and masking instructions. Visitors will not be permitted to bring personal items to the units and will visit the patient in their rooms. Staff protocols have been adjusted to clean patient rooms in conjunction with visitation. Visitation policies will be shared with patients and visitors by staff.
This restriction does not apply to professional visitors such as case managers, law enforcement or Court appointed personnel who have been screened by our healthcare staff prior to being granted access.
Those accessing outpatient and PHP services will have temperatures checked and be screened for symptoms.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is following separate policies.
This decision to restrict patient visitors aligns with the processes put in place at other community hospitals and is in accordance with the Governor’s recommendation for State Psychiatric Hospitals to help ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff.
Outpatient services offered through Lindner Center of HOPE Professional Associates (LCOHPA) are operational. New patients are being accepted and appointments are being kept.
Lindner Center of HOPE Professional Associates currently has the ability to conduct in-person, telehealth (video) and telephone appointments. *For telehealth/telephone visits, the patient must be in Ohio, Kentucky or Indiana at the time of their appointment due to licensing restrictions.
Please be aware that the UC Health reminder call system is not consistently accurate due to frequent changes during COVID-19. We apologize for any confusion this may cause. Call 513-536-0570 if you are unsure of your appointment type.
For in-person visits:
For your added safety additional cleaning/sanitizing is being done throughout building and in provider offices after each visit.
At all times, please maintain 6 feet of physical distance from those around you.
Hand sanitizer is available in various areas throughout the facility. Please use it.
Upon check in at the Welcome Center you will be asked COVID-19 screening questions, your temperature will be taken, and you will be required to properly wear a simple mask (bring your own or one will be provided). Written instruction on proper mask usage will be provided.
If you do not properly wear a simple mask at all times while in the facility, you will be asked to leave.
Please do not bring any persons with you that are not essential to your appointment. If you are bringing an essential person, they will also be asked screening questions and required to wear a mask.
Please stay home and either cancel with more than 24-hour notice or convert your in-person appointment to a telehealth (video) appointment or a telephone appointment if you are ill or have a fever of 100.4 or greater. You can do so by calling 513-536-0570.
Our hospital is accepting admissions for those feeling unsafe, who need an environment in which to stabilize. Call 513-536-HOPE(4673)
Our adult residential programs are accepting new admissions. Call 513-536-0537.
Safety for patients receiving care within Lindner Center of HOPE Inpatient and Residential services:
Lindner Center of HOPE Fath North and Fath South, Sibcy House, and Williams House are cleaned often for patient safety with increased attention to congregate areas, high touch surfaces, and hard surfaces. Patients are educated about proper hand hygiene and physical distancing of at least 6 feet.
COVID-19 Screening & Testing:
All inpatients and residential patients admitted to Lindner Center of HOPE Fath North and Fath South, Sibcy House, and Williams House are screened for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to admission and throughout their admission, including vital signs. At the time of admission, they are tested for COVID-19 by nasopharyngeal swab, if they have not been tested at the transferring facility. They are isolated in their room until negative results are returned. Positive patients will remain isolated. Patients will be re-tested if any symptoms of COVID-19 develop during their admission.
PPE Expectation and Use:
All patients are provided a mask for use during their admission. If a patient is symptomatic and declines to wear a mask, the use of seclusion, restraints, or emergency medication may be needed for the safety of patients and staff. Staff will always wear a mask and face shield and additional PPE for patients with symptoms or positive tests.
Post-discharge care/follow up:
Patients who tested negative are provided with CDC patient education: “What you should know about COVID-19 to protect yourself and others”
Patients who tested positive are provided with CDC patient education: “Prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick” and advised to follow-up with their PCP ASAP
All of the following services continue to serve existing clients and accept new patients. Call 513-536-HOPE and ask for any service below.
Partial Hospitalization Program(PHP)
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Neuromodulation Services: Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Rapid Access Services – Our rapid assessment for level of care program.
This program offers a 5-day therapeutic restart at Sibcy House, one of our premier adult residential units, for those needing help regaining control and improving their ability to manage amid crisis. Call 513-536-0537.
Lindner Center of HOPE’s Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment for Children and Adolescents Now Available Virtually
Call Admissions today to discuss scheduling an outpatient comprehensive diagnostic assessment for your child or adolescent. 513-536-0537