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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Behavioral Disorders

San Juan Capestrano Hospital offers a comprehensive, leading treatment program for behavioral disorders in San Juan and other locations throughout Puerto Rico. We provide a full continuum of care including detox, inpatient, and outpatient services for adolescents, adults and seniors.

Understanding Behavioral Disorders

Behavioral disorders are mental health conditions that have the potential to cause a significant amount of problems in an adolescent’s or adult’s life, as well as disruption in the lives of those around him or her. Those struggling with behavioral problems often display extended patterns of aggression, act disobediently towards authority figures, and cause disturbances in many different settings. The inappropriate behavior associated with these types of disorders will result in a number of negative consequences in most, if not all, areas of a person’s life. San Juan Capestrano Hospital offers adolescents, adults, and older adults specialized treatment options in a secure inpatient setting which is designed to treat a number of mental health issues and behavioral health concerns. Our highly qualified treatment staff will complete a thorough assessment and treatment plan, which will identify each client’s specific needs and lay out the course of treatment throughout his or her inpatient stay. In order to meet the varying needs of those suffering from a multitude of mental health conditions, including behavioral health disorders, we provide various levels of care, with separate adult and adolescent inpatient programs. Furthermore, each program contains a number of therapeutic interventions and treatment modalities.

Disorders We Treat

The following are some of the behavioral disorders and conditions that are treated here at San Juan Capestrano Hospital:

  • Aggression
  • Impulse control disorders
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Self-harm

No matter what your behavioral healthcare needs may be, the staff at San Juan Capestrano Hospital is here to make sure you get the specialized treatment you need. We are devoted to helping all individuals who have entrusted us with their care and will do everything we can to help patients achieve the happy, healthy life they deserve.

My severe depression had taken over my life. I’m so thankful for San Juan Capestrano Hospital for giving me the strength to start living my life again to the fullest.

– Luis S.