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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Co-Occurring Disorders

San Juan Capestrano Hospital offers a comprehensive, leading treatment program for co-occurring 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 Co-Occurring Disorders

The adolescents, adults, and senior adults who come to San Juan Capestrano for treatment often struggle with additional mental health and substance abuse concerns. When this is the case, the staff at San Juan Capestrano Hospital is prepared to offer exemplary care that addresses a myriad of co-occurring conditions.

During the process of admissions, we assess for any additional mental illnesses or chemical dependency issues that could be plaguing potential patients. Additionally, ongoing assessments are conducted during the therapeutic process so that our admitted patients are receiving the most comprehensive care possible. If it is identified that an individual is grappling with symptoms synonymous with a co-occurring condition, our staff will revise a patient’s treatment plan in a manner that alleviates additional symptoms and addresses the core causes of the apparent co-occurring disorder or disorders.

Co-Occurring Disorders We Treat

The following are examples of co-occurring conditions that San Juan Capestrano Hospital is equipped to treat:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Suicidal ideation

Our varying levels of care, along with the numerous treatment modalities and methods implemented in the programs offered at our hospital, are what allows the staff at San Juan Capestrano Hospital to provide the all-encompassing treatment that has helped so many people. Every clinical staff member employed at our hospital is expertly trained in the field of mental health and is experienced in identifying and treating several concerns so that our patients can go on to lead happy, healthy lives.

If you feel that you or a loved one would benefit from the compassionate and comprehensive care available at San Juan Capestrano Hospital, feel free to contact us to learn more about our programs and how we treat primary and co-occurring mental health conditions and chemical tendency concerns.

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.