Learn about the Measures The Ridge is Taking to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

***The Ridge allows in-person visits. Two loved ones, family members, or friends per client and a mask are required while on premises. We also will continue offering tele-visitation opportunities.

The Ridge is following all CDC, state, and local health department guidelines. We have developed an emergency plan in the event that COVID-19 is found locally in our community or at our facility. We will work with the public health department to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community or facilities. All clients are required to have a COVID-19 test upon admission to The Ridge.

We ask every patient, staff, or visitor to complete a COVID-19 symptom questionnaire and we monitor them for symptoms before and during their visit to our facilities. This ensures that people with symptoms of respiratory illness are recognized promptly and actions are taken to guarantee that illness is not introduced or spread.

The Ridge staff are monitored for symptoms of respiratory illness and are asked to stay home if they are feeling ill. Hand hygiene and facility cleanliness and sterilization policies have been reiterated and increased.

We have partnered with Clean Technologies to have all surfaces treated throughout our facilities. We chose Clean Technologies to create a long-lasting barrier providing the ultimate clean surface solution.

How Does This Impact Patients?

The Ridge is committed to providing the best residential treatment program in the Midwest. We remain available 24/7 through our helpline and are accepting new patients. Scheduled admissions and future admissions are as scheduled. We will take extra screening precautions.

How Does This Impact Family Programming and Visitation?

Out of an abundance of caution, The Ridge has limited family and friends visitation at our facilities. We remain ready to accept new patients but will only be allowing in-person visits with the limitation of two loved ones per client and a mask is required while on the premises. The Ridge firmly cherishes family and knows that family programming, visits, and family sessions are a large part of the success and well-being of our clients. At the same time, the new coronavirus requires us to temporarily adjust our visiting policy in order to keep our patients and visitors safe from infection.

How Does this Impact Ridge Aftercare?

We know that patients who complete the entire aftercare program have the best chance at long-term recovery. We are still conducting aftercare with extra social distancing and monitoring.