ABOUT OHIOHEALTH RIVERSIDE METHODIST HOSPITAL
Part of OhioHealth, a network of not-for-profit, faith-based hospitals in central Ohio, Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus provides short-term inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient treatment for adults struggling with psychiatric issues, chemical dependency, and. Riverside Methodist Hospital also offers a specialized program for employees.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
If a patient requires stabilization, they may be referred to inpatient care, which combines medication management with therapeutic programming. During inpatient care, patients attend group counseling and educational sessions.
The partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient programs (IOP) are utilized as both “step-down” services from inpatient care and to help patients avoid hospitalization. PHP is provided five times a week on weekdays, while outpatient sessions are held three times per week. During treatment, patients attend group counseling sessions on a range of topics, including managing depression, anxiety, relapse prevention, and coping with daily stressors.
Along with group counseling, patients practice various relaxation techniques, such as guided breathing and stretching. If applicable, Riverside Methodist Hospital also provides transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) sessions for individuals with severe depression.
An employer-sponsored service, the employee assistance program (EAP) provides counseling services for professionals who are struggling with issues negatively affecting their professional or personal life. Through individual counseling sessions, clinicians address job-related or personal issues. OhioHealth also offers an eight-week mindfulness based stress reduction program.
Riverside Methodist Hospital’s behavioral health treatment team is comprised of psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, nurse practitioners, social workers, and counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Inpatient care provides a “safe environment to stabilize,” according to the hospital’s website. Best-rehabs.com survey data revealed that alumni had mixed opinions of the hospital’s accommodations. Collectively, five respondents provided a 3.2-star rating for exercise and leisure activities, as well as 3.8 stars for cleanliness.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The three former patients polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided slightly critical reviews of Riverside Methodist Hospital, including two and three out of five stars for overall treatment effectiveness and accommodations. The alumni also gave three-star ratings for the inclusion of holistic treatment methods and the amount of counseling options. “No group sessions for talking.. We drew and colored,” one anonymous alum wrote. Another alum simply commented, “It was very Bad.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
A limited number of friends and family members submitted more positive reviews to Best-rehabs.com. Three reviewers gave four- and five-star ratings for treatment effectiveness and family participation. Holistic offerings, family participation, and staff level of experience also received four and five stars.
Loved ones specifically expressed an appreciation for the level of communication with family members. “They were very kind to me and explained to me the requirements she would be having to accomplish,” an anonymous family member wrote. “Keeping our family in the loop and being honest about how things will progress during her stay,” another anonymous loved one wrote as a strength.
Riverside Methodist Hospital accepts Medicare and Medicaid, as well as most major insurance providers. Sliding scale fees may also be available to eligible patients.