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 Highland Ridge Hospital 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 Highland Ridge Hospital.

  • 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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Ridge Point Residential Program for Teen Males in Salt Lake City, Utah

Our goal is to provide compassionate, results-based care for our patients and residents. To that end, we have developed a series of specialized treatment tracks.

Residential Program for Teen Males

Learn more about the Ridge Point Program for males at Highland Ridge Hospital

At Highland Ridge Hospital, we are proud of our legacy of providing excellent residential recovery services in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. Within our Ridge Point Residential Treatment Program, which can extend up to one year, we offer a fully specialized treatment program for young male patients between the ages of 13 and 17 who are struggling with addiction and mental health concerns such as:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Substance use disorders
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)

The Ridge Point Program takes into account the unique treatment requirements of adolescent patients, whose recovery needs can vary greatly from those of adult patients. During this critical developmental stage, these young men require a balance of structure and compassion as they work toward healing. Our experienced staff are uniquely equipped to offer the guidance and support that Ridge Point patients need to enter adulthood with an increased capacity for self-regulation and symptom management.

Types of Support Offered

Services & therapies offered in The Ridge Point Program at Highland Ridge Hospital

Within the Ridge Point Program, patients will have access to a wide range of services and supports. Individual therapy is offered by licensed therapists, and offers patients the opportunity to process the successes and setbacks of early recovery in a safe, confidential setting. Loved ones are invited to participate in family therapy, as this service provides an opportunity for family members to become an active part of the recovery process, and to heal relationships that may have been damaged due to the patient’s illness. In addition, therapeutic experiential activities like ropes courses and yoga are also offered as a way of connecting and healing the mind and body as patients work toward recovery.

Conducted on a daily basis, group therapy remains a major component of the Ridge Point Program, as it gives participants the chance to combat the feelings of isolation that often accompany mental health concerns. Together with the guidance of an experienced clinician, group members can share their experiences with others who can relate to them, and offer support to their peers.

A Typical Day

A typical day & what to expect in the Ridge Point Program

If you haven’t had experience with residential treatment before, you may be wondering what a typical day may look like within the Ridge Point Residential Treatment Program. An intentional blend of structure and flexibility, this program’s schedule is designed to provide each patient with the interventions he needs to find success in recovery. Mornings will consist of group counseling sessions, various activities, individual therapy, and family sessions. And because we know that academic growth is critical to each young patient’s success after treatment, all patients attend school until 8:00 p.m. in the evenings.

In addition to ensuring that each patient’s mental health and scholastic development are prioritized throughout the treatment experience, all patients within the Ridge Point Program will have access to the medical care they need to maintain their physical wellbeing. Medical care is provided by our doctor, nurse practitioner, and nurse, and patients can meet with medical staff daily, or as-needed. In addition to general medical care, our nursing staff is able to provide medication management services to patients whose treatment plan includes pharmaceutical interventions, or who require prescription medications to maintain good health. The need for medication management will be assessed as part of the initial admissions process, and patients can expect to meet with a psychiatrist approximately once per week.

Find Out More

Learn more about the Ridge Point Program for young men with addiction & mental health issues

The Ridge Point Residential Treatment Program at Highland Ridge Hospital is designed to help young men heal from symptoms of mental health and addiction concerns, and go on to enjoy a vibrant, healthy life. To learn more about the specifics of the program, or find out how to begin the admissions process for a teen in your life, we encourage you to reach out to us at your earliest convenience. Our staff is available to answer any questions you may have, and to assist you in helping a young person you care about begin the path toward recovery.

Highland Ridge's programs are unlike any other. They really know their stuff!

– Michelle E.

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