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 Delta Specialty 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 Delta Specialty 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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

Information for Professional Referrals

Delta Specialty Hospital is the preferred provider of inpatient and outpatient behavioral healthcare treatment in Memphis, TN.

Types of Referral Sources

While potential patients can always contact us directly to make a self-referral, we also welcome referrals from a variety of sources in our community, including:

  • Assisted living facilities
  • Mental health professionals in mental health centers and clinics
  • Psychiatrists
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Recovery centers
  • Sober living houses
  • Independent living facilities
  • Alliance services
  • Mid-South Health Systems (Mobile Crisis)
  • Veteran’s Assistance (VA)

Starting the Referral Process

When you refer a patient or client to Delta, we’ll work with you to ensure timely access to our services. To begin the referral process, please contact our intake center by calling (901) 881-1303. On the call, you’ll be asked to describe the patient’s presenting concerns, and to outline their psychosocial and medical histories if available.

Once we’ve gathered the necessary information, we’ll evaluate the patient’s circumstances and make a determination about admission. Should it be decided that Delta is a good fit for the patient, we’ll begin the admissions process immediately.

Once admitted, the patient signs a release of information that will allow our admissions, medical, and social services staff to collaborate with you on a treatment plan. Together, we’ll work towards the goal of discharging the patient back to the referent’s care unless a different placement is more appropriate.

Criteria for Admission

Admissions at Delta are always considered on an individual basis. However, each patient must meet certain criteria in order to be treated at our center. We treat adults age 18 and above who are struggling with a mental health condition or addiction. Some of the most common mental health conditions we treat include:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Major depression
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Dementia
  • Personality disorders

In addition, we also provide substance abuse treatment services, including a medical detox program, to address addictions to the following:

  • Alcohol
  • Narcotics
  • Opiates
  • Marijuana
  • Polysubstance abuse

Please note that at this time we do not have specialized units for individuals struggling with sexual addiction, eating disorders, or trauma.

Planning for Discharge

Throughout a patient’s time at Delta, we’ll be in touch with you to update you on their progress. We’ll email you and meet with you, and you may participate in therapy sessions and discharge planning by phone, in person, or via Telehealth.

When the time comes for a patient to discharge from Delta, we’ll collaborate with the referent and other providers to ensure a seamless transition out of our care. We’ll create an ongoing treatment plan that outlines recommended next steps for continued success in recovery. Working together, we’ll prevent a lapse in services that could compromise the patient’s health.

Learn More

If you have questions about the referral process, admissions criteria, or any other aspect of our services, we encourage you to contact us directly. Our staff will provide any information you need to connect a patient or client with our treatment services.

I was desperate to get help and Delta Specialty Hospital took me immediately. I cannot say enough good things about the staff and admissions team, they were all so kind and professional.

– Former Patient
Trusted Excellence
  • Memphis Chamber of Commerce
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • Professional Network on Aging
  • Tennessee Hospital Association
  • Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation