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.

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Preferred Dual Diagnosis Psychiatric & Addiction Treatment Program in Memphis, Tennessee

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

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual diagnosis treatment at Delta Specialty Hospital in Memphis, TN

The term Dual Diagnosis refers to individuals who experience co-occurring mental health problems and substance abuse problems.  This introduces increased complexity into the evaluation and diagnostic process, and treatment for dual diagnoses is far more difficult than simply addressing them as if they are two distinct disorders.  The interactions between the two can complicate the presentation of each disorder, and the manner in which the individual describes their symptoms can be just different enough from how such symptoms are normally expressed as to throw the diagnostician off course.  It requires specialized training and a history of successfully working with individuals suffering from a dual diagnosis to be able to accurately and reliably treat this type of problem.  This situation is more common than most people realize, and even those who work providing services for individuals with mental health or addiction related disorders may not be fully aware of just how frequently these two types of conditions occur together.

Delta Specialty Hospital recognized the need for a dedicated program that provides specialized services for those suffering from a dual diagnosis.  When mental disorders such as anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress, or other emotional or psychiatric problems co-occur with substance abuse, both need to be diagnosed and then treated together in order to achieve the best possible outcome.

What to Expect

What you can expect from the evaluation process to treatment at Delta Specialty Hospital

Delta Specialty Hospital’s Dual Diagnosis Unit is a 22-bed, adult, inpatient diagnostic and treatment program designed to address the needs of individuals confronted with an addiction to alcohol or drugs accompanied by an emotional or psychiatric illness. Our in-depth, comprehensive evaluation process conducted by specially trained staff assesses the potential presence of substance abuse disorders and mental health disorders and obtains extensive details of each, as well as gaining a view of the general picture of your experiences.  An individualized treatment plan is then developed by you and your treatment team to fit your needs.  Treatment strategies focus on assisting individuals to effectively develop a lifestyle free of alcohol or drugs, learn ways to manage the symptoms of emotional or psychiatric illness in a healthy, constructive manner, and develop relapse prevention strategies for both conditions. Located in a full-service hospital, the Dual-Diagnosis Unit is ideally suited to address medical issues also.

Services Provided

Services Provided through Delta’s Dual Diagnosis Program

Comprehensive medical, psychiatric, and behavioral assessments are provided by a qualified interdisciplinary staff of physicians, nurses, counselors and social workers, nutritionists, physical therapists, and recreational therapists. Family members are included in many aspects of the patient’s treatment and are encouraged to participate in the family therapy sessions. The Dual-Diagnosis Unit also specializes in the treatment of prescription drug abuse.

I am so thankful for Delta Specialty Hospital. My immediate needs were met and concerns were addressed appropriately. All of the staff were incredibly competent and compassionate.

– 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