RiverVista Behavioral Health
Columbus, OH


About RiverVista Behavioral Health

RiverVista is located in Columbus, Ohio and serves Franklin and surrounding counties. The focus is on behavioral health for inpatient and outpatient treatments. We serve the adults and geriatric patients to guide them through their mental health struggles. We have been in this location since 2018 and have quickly gained a reputation for being a highly-sought behavioral health treatment center.

RiverVista Behavioral Hospital accepts walk-ins. If you are struggling with mental illness and/or alcohol or drug abuse, our skilled clinicians are ready to help by providing a free assessment. We accept most insurances.
For walk-in details, insurance information or to schedule an appointment, call 614-643-5500.

Levels Of Care

Inpatient and outpatient services for our adult and geriatric units.


We offer recreational, group, speech, and 1:1 therapies.

The Facility

Our location is aesthetically pleasing and induces peace and tranquility. We also have a recreational room with a large television and an outdoor courtyard to get much needed fresh air.


What People Say

When it comes to reliable and trusted behavioral health and addiction treatment, NewVista and Ethan Crossing provides treatment you can trust.

Focusing on Your Recovery

Our Mission:
At RiverVista Behavioral Health, our mission is to inspire hope and deliver holistic care to those in need of behavioral health services in a contemporary and healing environment; one that is conducive to providing the life skills needed to regain stability and independence, utilizing a passionate and highly trained team of professionals.

Our Vision:
To be known as the premier provider of behavioral health services in the region, one that others look to as the lighthouse of excellence.

Step 1: Inspiring Hope

Our behavioral health hospital serves the adult and senior population in a contemporary, healing environment. We specialize in providing care to individuals struggling with emotional challenges, life changes and behavioral health issues such as anxiety, depression and anger triggered by loss or illness.

Step 2: Restoring Peace of Mind

Mental health is a key part of your overall health. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional – they are a checkup from your neck up. This program is completely anonymous and confidential, and immediately following the brief questionnaire you will see your results, recommendations, and key resources.

Step 3: Healing Lives

With some of the areas most advanced physicians and clinical teams, ClearVista Health and Wellness offers treatment programs that have been developed to have a profoundly positive impact on the broad range of unique behavioral needs of our aging population.

We are proud to be an Accredited Treatment Center by the Joint Commission


Levels of Care

Psychiatric Assessment

Your loved one will be assessed by a psychiatrist that specializes in understanding the treatment needs of our senior population. Current emotional, functional and medication needs will be evaluated and addressed during the inpatient stay.

Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment​

Inpatient psychiatric treatment is 24-hour care in a safe and secure facility.

Medication Management

Our medical staff includes both psychiatry and internal medicine providers with geriatric specialty training. They work together to provide for the physical and behavioral needs of your loved one. After conducting a comprehensive assessment, the best medication to treat the presenting symptoms will be prescribed. Education and monitoring related to medications is provided by our providers, on site pharmacist and nurses.

Partial Hospitalization Program

Our partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) provide daylong treatment for those who do not require 24-hour inpatient or residential care supervision but continue to be in need of a highly structured treatment setting to make progress on their therapeutic needs.

Intensive Outpatient Program

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a gentle step down from PHP for individuals who do not need the frequency of therapy or structure offered in a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). IOP participants learn to improve their communication skills, learn to support peers, learn from others’ experiences, socialize without unhealthy habits, and learn the benefits of structure and productive socialization.

Outpatient Support

Our treatment team collaborates with additional community providers to ensure ongoing outpatient care once discharged from our programs.

Individualized Treatment Plan

Our team will work with you and your loved one to establish a plan of care that is both comprehensive and effective. We do this on a one-on-one basis, as well as in a treatment team setting. After our initial assessment, we will establish both short and long term goals that support both the ongoing behavioral health needs and the individual patient and family preferences and goals. Please ask to speak to a Care Coordinator to schedule time to meet with the treatment team.

24/7 Nursing Care

Nurses are available 24/7 to provide support, education and structure to the unit population, monitor the medication and care needs of your loved one, and supervise treatment programming. A nurse is available for questions in person during all visitation times and via the phone after hours.

Symptom Management

Assessments are conducted three times a day to ensure that symptoms and behaviors are managed with the most current information and stats.

Nutritional Consultation

RiverVista Behavioral Health provides three nutritious meals a day as well as three scheduled snacks. A registered dietitian will evaluate special dietary restrictions and needs to ensure ongoing nutritional support.

Therapeutic Interventions

Over five hours of therapeutic treatment and recreation therapy is scheduled daily. Our team focuses on increasing coping skills, reducing behaviors that limit socialization and exercise and recreation therapy to maintain the highest level of patient functioning.

Exercise Therapy

Groups are conducted to increase physical endurance and maintain active involvement while in our hospital. Weather permitting, we utilize our handicap accessible outdoor courtyard for activities and exercise.

Expressive Therapy

Music, art therapy and other forms of expressive therapy are conducted on a daily basis. Expressive therapy helps to engage your loved ones in memories and feeling that support their journey to recovery.

Family Participation

We value and encourage feedback and participation from families, and other supportive individuals, to maintain social connections and supports

Discharge Planning

Our care coordinators work with family preferences and referring facilities to ensure a comprehensive and supportive discharge plan. Planning takes into consideration patient and family preferences as well as the treatment needs of the individual. For more information, ask to speak to one of our social workers.
Frequently Asked Questions

What To Expect

Why Choose Us?

Our top-notch staff are professionally trained in the best treatment modalities that are backed by science. Our goal is to help each person understand their diagnosis and how to manage their symptoms.  We strive to heal each life that we come in contact with. 

  • Is Visitation Allowed?

    Visitation is offered daily. Please contact the facility directly for the specific visitation policy.

  • What You Can Bring?

    We want our patients to feel comfortable and at home during their stay at RiverVista Behavioral Health. We suggest bringing:

    • Patient’s health insurance and prescription card and all information pertaining

    • Current medications including OTC meds and inhalers. If possible, these will be sent home after verification.

    • Five sets of comfortable clothing including underwear and socks, several pairs of pajamas or nightwear, a sweater or jacket, and one pair of comfortable slip-on shoes.

    • Washers and dryers are available on the unit for washing clothes. No clothing should have strings or ties including shoes.

    • A pillow (all linens are provided).

    • Toiletries such as hair products (comb, brush), oral care (toothbrush, toothpaste alcohol-free mouthwash, denture cup, and denture cleaner), eye care (contact lenses, cleaning solution, case, eyeglasses), non-aerosol deodorant, soap, special use lotions. (RiverVista Behavioral Health can supply some forgotten toiletries.)

    • A small amount of jewelry including a wedding band, post earrings, and necklaces. Please be aware that NewVista is not responsible for the loss or theft of these items.

    Patients may bring the following items, however, they will be staying in the personal belongings locker and permitted to be used during assigned times and under supervision:

    • Cosmetics

    • Books/Puzzle Books

  • What should I leave home?

    Upon admission, we ask that our patients surrender or not bring:

    • Devices such as computers, iPads, Kindles, iPod,s or anything that can access the internet • Radios, TVs, CD or tape players, handheld video games, or recording devices

    • Cell phones. If you have a cell phone with you, we will keep it in the safe until you are discharged.

    • Items containing alcohol or illicit drugs

    • Weapons, guns, knives, ammunition, scissors, sharp metal or glass objects. NewVista reserves the right to determine if certain objects are considered weapons and therefore dangerous to patients or staff

    • Picture frames (pictures are permitted)

    • Clothing items displaying logos of drugs or alcohol or images conveying drugs or alcohol

    • Food and drink items

    • Tobacco products

    • Aerosol sprays, flammable liquids, lighters, or matches

    • Pornographic materials

    •Rope, string, or yarn (shoes with strings are permitted)

    • Spiral or wire-bound notebooks

    • Hosiery

    • Nail polish, files, or nail polish remover

  • Never permitted

    For the safety of all patients during their stay at RiverVista Behavioral Health facilities, the following items are not permitted on the hospital unit:

    • Outside food, candy or gum

    • Cell Phones

    • Handheld video games

    • Radio, TV’s, CD players, tape players, PDA or laptops

    • Glass, metal, or hard plastic objects or containers

    • Aerosol sprays or flammable liquids

    • Lighters or matches

    • Guns, knives, weapons, ammunitions rivervistahealth.com

  • Is there a dress code?

    Acceptable Attire

    Patients are required to dress appropriately.  No headphones are to be used. No hats or sunglasses are to be worn.  Clothing is required to be clean without obscene words, gestures, pictures, or alcohol or drug-related content.  Provocative and distractive clothing is also prohibited.  Undergarments are also required.

    We are not responsible for lost or missing items that you retain in your possession.   We ask that you send all valuables home and limit the amount of money in your possession to less than $20.  Lastly, please limit the amount of jewelry you wear or valuables you choose to keep with you.

  • Can I use my cell phone?

    Patients who choose to call loved ones have the ability to do so by signing up on a call sheet that is kept at the nurse’s station.

    Phone calls are not permitted after 8 pm.

  • What kind of therapies can I expect to participate in?

    We offer a wide range of specialty therapies that are led by qualified professionals in order to meet the needs of all of our clients. We stay informed on the latest proven techniques and incorporate new therapeutic treatments regularly.

You Don't Have To Suffer Alone

The RiverVista team is comprised of folks who care about your mental health. We provide state-of-the-art facilities and treatment modalities to help you cope with your symptoms. Don’t suffer alone, let us inspire hope and restore peace in your life. Contact us today to learn more.

How To Make A Referral

  • Call referral line: 614-643-5500
  • Fax patient information: 614-695-3001
  • Face sheet/demographics
  • Insurance information
  • Current medications
  • Medical conditions and history with most recent labs
  • Presenting problem
  • Last physician/psychiatrist notes
  • Any PT/OT/ST Notes
  • Once the information is received, our staff will verify insurance and contact our Provider
  • The Provider will be presented with the information and will determine if admission to our setting is appropriate and meets the criteria.
  • We strive for direct admissions, though there may be circumstances when the patient needs to be medically cleared through an Emergency Department.

Not Appropriate For Admissions

Acute medical or surgical illnesses that may prevent participation in active treatment programs.

RiverVista does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services, and activities, or in employment. For further information about this policy, contact the facility’s Section 504 Coordinator at 614-643-5454.

Join Our Team

RiverVista Behavioral Health Profile (apploi.com)

Employment Opportunities

Our team is comprised of people who have a passion for helping others conquer their addictions and mental health issues. We are well-educated in the best treatment modalities and continue to learn more as time goes by. Many of us are in recovery or have our own mental health diagnoses. Others have family and friends who are in recovery from mental health or substance use. This means that we provide personalized and compassionate services to everyone we meet.