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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Our Philosophy

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.

At San Juan Capestrano Hospital, we hold ourselves to the highest of standards in providing a comprehensive, full continuum of care for individuals who are battling a myriad of mental health conditions and/or chemical dependency concerns. We are committed to providing the best quality of mental health services in Puerto Rico through innovative, distinctive, and individualized treatment options that are based on integrity, respect, and compassionate care. All of our efforts are founded in the desire to provide optimal care and services that our patients, our physicians, and our employees feel proud of and want to recommend.

Our ever-present vision is to be the leading organization providing all-encompassing behavioral, emotional, and mental healthcare and chemical dependency services throughout Puerto Rico. We are committed to conducting ongoing research in order to maintain the highest level of competency in our field. We put forth every effort to maintain a premier quality of services that offers care in a safe and nurturing environment that will promote recovery and reinstate our patients as productive members of their communities.

Additionally, the caring, compassionate, and qualified staff at San Juan Capestrano Hospital holds true to upholding the following:

  • Provide comprehensive, effective, and professional mental healthcare and substance abuse services to those reaching out for care
  • Continue to be involved in the future of mental health services in Puerto Rico by maintaining an active participation in community and professional decision-making organizations
  • Maintain active participation and commitment in research activities that will provide evidence-based practices for the services that we offer
    Provide a nurturing, supportive, and safe environment for our patients and our employees
  • Continue to develop leaders in all levels of our organization and encourage participation in the decision-making process
    Improve daily living skills to allow patients to reach and maintain their maximum potential for an improved quality of life
    Maintain our presence in the community participating in service and educational activities
  • Continue to identify areas and services for improvement and measure progress
  • Increase the skills of our employees through ongoing training and experience
  • Continue to conduct business practices according to the highest of ethical standards

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.