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 San Juan Capestrano 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 San Juan Capestrano 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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Ponce Treatment Center

San Juan Capestrano Hospital is a 172-bed private psychiatric center located in San Juan, Puerto Rico, offering detox, inpatient, and outpatient services to adolescents, adults, and seniors struggling with addiction and mental health issues. We also offer services at numerous other locations throughout the island.

As part of our mission to remain the premier provider of behavioral healthcare and substance abuse services in all of Puerto Rico, San Juan Capestrano Hospital offers various treatment services at eleven different locations throughout the island. Our Ponce location provides care through our adult partial hospitalization program (PHP) and our adult substance abuse intensive outpatient program (IOP). In the near future, our Ponce location will also be providing services through our adolescent partial hospitalization program.

The adult partial hospitalization program at San Juan Capestrano Hospital’s Ponce location is offered for men and women, aged 18 and older, who are suffering from any number of mental, emotional, and behavioral healthcare concerns. Adults who engage in this programming option require thorough, intensive, day-long care, yet do not need the 24/7 monitoring that is provided in an inpatient treatment setting. The therapists, social workers, and other mental health specialists in this program work with patients as they address the core causes and symptoms of the mental health issues that are plaguing them so that they can successfully overcome their trials and find true healing.

The substance abuse IOP at San Juan Capestrano Hospital’s Ponce location is open for adults, aged 18 and older, who are struggling with the challenges that arise from chemical dependency issues and require a higher level of care than that which is offered in traditional outpatient treatment, yet do not require the intensive care that is offered in a partial hospitalization program or in an inpatient treatment setting. Through the use of dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, life skills training, relapse prevention education, and continuing care planning, the caring and compassionate staff at our Ponce location can help individuals overcome even the most long-standing of addictions by offering structured and supportive care in an environment that is fully conducive to healing and lasting recovery.

Once it has opened at this location, our adolescent partial hospitalization program will provide services for youth between the ages 13 and 17 who need assistance in overcoming the trials they are facing as the result of any number of mental, emotional, or behavioral healthcare concerns. Through the implementation of individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, experiential therapy, and occupational therapy, adolescents who will take part in this programming option will learn how to successfully overcome the symptoms that are plaguing them, while also developing the tools needed to embark on the path to a bright, happy, and productive future.

Plaza Tu Supermercado
Plaza San Cristóbal, Carr PR-506 KM 1.0
Ponce, PR 00780
Tel. 787.842.4070
Fax. 787.842.4071

Thanks to San Juan Capestrano Hospital for treating and helping my family in these times of great need. I hope you can continue with great work and performance.

– Eric M.