covid-19 updates

Hudson Health Policy Regarding COVID-19

a letter from our CEO

There is no doubt COVID-19 has changed our world, but at Hudson Behavioral Health it has not broken our spirit. We continue to work with people who want to recover from drug and alcohol addiction, both on our Main Campus and in our Housing Programs. We take every precaution possible, from masks and social distancing to testing all patients upon admission. The flexibility of our staff and our facilities have made adherence to CDC recommendations possible.

Sincerely,

– Leslie

FAQ for COVID-19

How are you handling COVID-19? Are you screening?

Yes, we continue to be vigilant in protecting our staff, patients and visitors. If you (or any staff member) meets any of these criteria you will be asked to postpone your visit:

  • Traveled within the last 14 days to restricted countries?
    (View the updated list via the CDC)
  • Show signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection such as fever, cough or sore throat?
  • Had contact with someone with or under care for possible COVID-19?

Because COVID-19 primarily spreads through respiratory droplets people generally must be within six feet of someone who is contagious and come into contact with these droplets. We remain committed to “social distancing” in our housing, dining room, groups and other gathering spaces.

It may also be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Should I be tested for COVID-19 before I come?
Call your healthcare professional if you feel sick with fever, cough or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or if you live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. Your healthcare professional will work with your state’s public health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.
Will I have to wear a mask?
Yes, you will need to wear a mask in most places on campus except when sleeping or when you are alone, outside, with no one less than 10 feet from you (such as for a smoke break or during a walk.)

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RESOURCES

Peer Support Services

Our team believes in the benefits of Peer Support Specialists – individuals in recovery who mentor patients on our treatment campus and in halfway housing.  We recognize that utilizing a person’s lived experience with substance use disorders, as well as recovery, is one of the best tools we can offer to help our patients through their treatment journey.

Peer Recovery Specialists receive extensive training and are certified or working towards certification by the Maryland Addiction and Behavioral Health Professional Certification Board. Peer Recovery Specialists relate with patients in ways that clinical staff cannot and use their own experiences to coach and guide patients toward a sober life. 

Recovery Support Groups

We believe that participation in a recovery support group is one of the determining factors in how successful a person is in their recovery journey.  We also believe that there is no one size fits all program to meet the individual needs of our patients.  Therefore, Hudson Behavioral Health provides a variety of recovery support groups on our treatment campus, including Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Celebrate Recovery. 

Mental Health

We believe that you must treat substance-use and mental health disorders simultaneously. Throughout treatment, you will have access to our licensed mental health therapists who will assess your needs and identify if a referral to our mental health providers is necessary. As you move through our continuum into our 3.1 Residential Programs, your treatment will continue with dedicated therapists who will work with you throughout your journey.  Our in-house therapists offer ease of access with no need to schedule appointments or be placed on a waitlist to address your mental health concerns. 

About us

Hudson Behavioral Health was formed in 1980 (as Hudson Health Services, Inc.) to bring the first residential recovery program to the Eastern Shore. Today, thousands of patients later, we remain the leader in recovery programs ad resources, with our staff of 100 committed to serving each patient as an individual.