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 TrustPoint 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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at TrustPoint Hospital.

  • 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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Murfreesboro’s Preferred Adult Intensive Outpatient Program for Behavioral Health

Many patients who participate in the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at TrustPoint Hospital have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, a depressive disorder, or a bipolar disorder, though individuals who struggle with other mental health conditions may be assisted by the IOP level of care as well.

Group Therapy

Learn more about IOP group therapy at TrustPoint Hospital

Groups are the fundamental mode of treatment in Intensive Outpatient Program at TrustPoint Hospital. Group therapy allows participants to share their concerns and insights, learn from the opinions and experiences of others, and practice healthy and productive interpersonal communication skills. Under the direction of an experienced professional, IOP group sessions at TrustPoint Hospital are reflective psychodynamic experiences that are designed to assist patients with a greater understanding of their connection with and response to the illnesses that they have been experiencing.

The specific content of any group will be influenced by the contributions of the patients and professionals who are participating; however, most groups in TrustPoint Hospital’s IOP are organized around a particular topic. The following are among the common topics that may be addressed via group therapy during an individual’s time in IOP at TrustPoint:

  • Grief and loss
  • Anger management
  • Disease/disorder education
  • Medication management
  • Relationships
  • Communication skills
  • Stress management
  • Healthy boundaries
  • Guilt and shame
Medication Management

Learn more about IOP medication management at TrustPoint Hospital

Many people who participate in IOP at TrustPoint Hospital benefit from the prescription of certain medications that alleviate or assist in the management of symptoms related to their mental health disorders. Any IOP participant who fits this description may receive medication management services from licensed independent practitioners (LIP) throughout his or her time in our intensive outpatient program. Though we are proud to offer medication management to all IOP participants, we also encourage all patients to have community-based medication providers to ensure that they experience no disruption in care either during or after their time in treatment with us.

Experiential Therapy

Learn more about IOP experiential therapy at TrustPoint Hospital

Among its many benefits, experiential therapy provides nontraditional ways for individuals to express and process complex emotions under the guidance and supervision of experienced professionals. Many forms of experiential therapy also offer patients the opportunity to develop skills that they can continue to practice on their own outside of the therapeutic environment. During an individual’s time in IOP at TrustPoint Hospital, he or she will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of experiential therapeutic opportunities. The following are examples of the types of experiential therapy that are regularly incorporated into the IOP schedule:

  • Music therapy
  • Role-playing
  • Aroma therapy
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Breathing techniques
  • Various relaxation therapies
  • Outside physical activities (as appropriate according to each individual’s strength and mobility)

Discharge planning: Preparation for an individual’s life after TrustPoint Hospital begins the day that he or she begins treatment. Throughout an individual’s time in IOP, our staff will work to develop a thorough discharge plan that documents his or her progress in treatment and identifies the referrals and services that will support his or her efforts to experience long-term success.

To learn more about the intensive outpatient program at TrustPoint Hospital, or for additional information that you may have about any aspect of our programming, please contact us at your convenience. We look forward to answering all of your questions and helping you to make the most informed decision for yourself or on behalf of a loved one.

Telehealth Services

Learn more about virtual IOP at TrustPoint Hospital

Telehealth is a service that lets us deliver the same type of personalized, compassionate treatment from a virtual environment that patients would typically experience face to face. Thanks to the power of technology, this convenient service provides an additional option for patients who have a long distance to travel, medical considerations, or other responsibilities or complications that may prohibit them from in-person programming.

Clinicians oversee all virtual group therapy sessions. Each session has a maximum number of participants, and if we exceed that number, we will form breakout groups to ensure that each patient has an opportunity to fully engage.

These virtual IOP sessions take place Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. Most insurance providers are currently covering virtual therapy, but if you have any questions about your coverage options, reach out to us at your convenience. We’ll help verify your benefits and address any potential concerns you may have.

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