Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

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 Haverhill Pavilion Behavioral Health 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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Haverhill Pavilion Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • This restriction has 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 has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being 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.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

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 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Our Programs


Haverhill Pavilion Behavioral Health Hospital is a premier provider of inpatient treatment for adults and older adults. Our center in Haverhill, MA, features comprehensive, age-appropriate inpatient programming for individuals whose lives have been impacted by mental health disorders, behavioral health conditions, and psychiatric concerns.

Who We Serve

General admissions criteria at Haverhill Pavilion

All admissions decisions at Haverhill Pavilion are made on a case-by-case basis, followed by a careful review of each person’s treatment history and level of need.

In general, our inpatient programming is ideal for individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Age 19 and above
  • Struggling with one or more mental health, behavioral health, or psychiatric challenges
  • Experiencing impaired functioning in one or more significant areas
  • Need intensive services and round-the-clock care

Inpatient programming at Haverhill Pavilion is a short-term experience that is designed to help individuals achieve stability and prepare them to attain increased independence. Typical length of stay is five to seven days, based upon progress and need.

To ensure that we are providing focused care in the manner that is most appropriate for each person who is entrusted to our care, we offer age-appropriate units for adults (ages 19-49) and older adults (age 50 and above).

Please note that the age ranges for both our adult and older adult units are flexible based upon which environment is most appropriate for each individual. People who are under age 50 may be accepted into the older adult unit based upon the nature and severity of the challenges that they are facing. Conversely, individuals in their early to mid-50s may be admitted into one of our adult units if that treatment environment is best suited to them.

Adult Units

Inpatient care for individuals ages 19-49

Our adult program provides a personalized inpatient treatment experience for individuals ages 19-49. At Haverhill Pavilion, two of our three inpatient units are for adults.

Individuals who receive care in our adult inpatient units follow personalized treatment plans that may include the following elements:

  • Cognitive and functional assessments
  • Basic medical care
  • Group therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Recreation-based therapies
  • Medication management services
  • Individual therapy (on an as-needed basis only)
  • Family meetings (on an as-needed basis only)

Groups are a fundamental method of treatment in our adult units. Group sessions within the adult units address a broad scope of topics that are relevant to treatment and recovery. The following are just a few examples of the many groups that may be included in an individual’s treatment in one of our adult inpatient units:

  • Communication
  • Coping strategies
  • Daily routines
  • Goal setting
  • Identifying behavior patterns
  • Life skills
  • Medication education
  • Positive thinking
  • Symptom management
  • Wellness

Groups provide adults with the opportunity to gain important information, share their insights, learn from the experiences of others, practice healthy communication skills, and receive focused feedback. All groups in our adult units are led by experienced professionals.

Treatment within our adult units incorporates practices and principles of several therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational enhancement therapy (MET), and the wellness recovery action plan (WRAP).

To learn more about our adult inpatient units, please contact Haverhill Pavilion at your convenience. We’re available 24/7 to answer all your questions.

Older Adult Unit

Inpatient services for individuals age 50 and above

Our older adult unit provides focused, age-appropriate inpatient services for individuals age 50 and above.

Individuals who receive care in our older adult inpatient unit have access to the full scope of services that are provide in our adult units. In addition, the older adult unit also places greater emphasis on the following:

  • Attention to physical health needs
  • Occupational therapy evaluations
  • Cognitive and functional assessments
  • Adaptive equipment recommendations and education
  • Recommendations about positioning and physical care
  • Assessments, monitoring, and education related to fall risk and fall reduction
  • Activities of daily living (ADL) care and recommendations

The educational component of our older adult unit addresses topics such as the following:

  • Pain management
  • Healthy aging
  • New life roles after retirement
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Safe exercise techniques
  • Healthy sleep cyles
  • Endurance and strength training
  • Increasing meaningful daily structure

As is also the case in our adult units, the older adult unit features a vibrant occupational therapy component. Occupational therapists at Haverhill Pavilion provide goal-oriented, strength-based services that are designed to maximize each person’s independence.

For additional information about our older adult unit, or for any questions that you may have about any aspect of treatment at Haverhill Pavilion, please contact us at your convenience. We look forward to answering all of your questions and helping you determine if our inpatient treatment center in Haverhill, MA, is the perfect place for you or your loved one.