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.
Visitation hours may vary, please call us directly for visitation information.
When it comes to reliable and trusted behavioral health and addiction treatment, NewVista and Ethan Crossing provides treatment you can trust.
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.
To be known as the premier provider of behavioral health services in the region, one that others look to as the lighthouse of excellence.
We are proud to be an Accredited Treatment Center by the Joint Commission
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.
Or contact us to get started with and private and individualized assessment with our team.
If you or someone you love is struggling with a severe mental health disorder, inpatient psychiatric treatment may be the best option. Inpatient psychiatric treatment is the most intensive level of treatment that serves as stabilization for individuals suffering from mental health and or co-occurring addictive disorders.
Inpatient psychiatric treatment is 24-hour care in a safe and secure facility, making it best for patients with mental health issues who require constant monitoring. Inpatient treatment protocols are highly structured and emphasize education.
Some of the symptoms that may require inpatient psychiatric treatment for stabilization are as follows:
Through evidence-based treatment modalities, patients learn new life skills and coping mechanisms that lead to new thinking patterns and healthier lifestyles. Our multidisciplinary team consists of:
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.
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.
Registered Nurses are available 24/7 to provide support, education, and structure to the unit population. They also monitor the medication and care and supervise treatment programming.
Our medical staff includes both psychiatry and internal medicine physicians 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 are provided by our physicians, on-site pharmacists, and RNs.
Assessments are conducted several times a day to ensure that symptoms and behaviors are managed with the most current information and stats. The individual and their families are educated on their symptoms and how to manage them as well.
Our team at each location provides three nutritious meals a day as well as 3 scheduled snacks. A registered dietitian will evaluate special dietary restrictions and needs to ensure ongoing nutritional support.
Over 5 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.
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. Exercise is important for keeping the body and mind healthy.
Music, art therapy and other forms of expressive therapy are conducted on a biweekly basis. Expressive therapy helps to engage your loved ones in memories and feelings that support their journey to recovery.
We value and encourage feedback and participation from families, and other supportive individuals, to maintain social connections and supports
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 care coordinators.
The duration of your stay is determined by your assessment. Depending on your doctor’s recommendation, your treatment could last a few days or several weeks.
Patients should feel comfortable during treatment and there are certain items that are suggested. We suggest bringing:
Upon admission, we ask that our patients surrender or not bring:
NewVista Healthcare offers a robust inpatient treatment program to help you or your loved one on the path to recovery. You are never alone in this journey, we are here every step of the way.
At NewVista Healthcare we believe proper medication management is paramount to our patients’ success. It’s easy for patients to make significant mistakes with their medications which is why we not only prescribe medication to treat presenting symptoms but provide education and monitoring related to any prescribed medications. Our medical staff includes both psychiatry and internal medicine physicians 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 are provided by our physicians, on-site pharmacists, and RNs.
It’s important to manage medications effectively or medication errors can occur once treatment is over. Statistics show that every minute, up to three Americans call a poison control center because they have taken their medication incorrectly. Furthermore, data shows that mismanagement of medication is only increasing and that errors many times lead to hospitalization. For these reasons, we believe that teaching the necessary skills to manage medication effectively is important for our patients.
To support positive therapeutic outcomes, assessments are conducted three times a day to ensure that symptoms and behaviors are managed with the most current information and stats.
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Avoidant Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Brief Reactive Psychosis
Dependent Personality Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Compulsive Disorder – OCD
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
Paranoid Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD
Psychosis Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizoid Personality Disorder
Schizophrenia Seasonal Affective Disorder
Stress and Anxiety
Suicide Ideation and Suicidal Behavior
At NewVista we care for a broad range of emotional needs while specializing in the care of seniors, adults, and the many co-occurring medical conditions that can accompany aging. We are committed to helping you get better. Our behavioral health hospitals serve our patients 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. Let us be your partner in designing and creating a different, happier, and more fulfilling path.
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. Individuals participate in a complete day of programming, including medication management, individual and small group therapy, recreation groups, and life skill management group meetings on weekdays. Our goal with PHP is to equip those in our care with the skills they need to manage stress and triggers while at home in the evenings and on weekends in order to maintain their recovery and wellness progress. Transportation arrangements may be available and telehealth options are available.
Individual And Group Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Treatment
Support and advocacy
At NewVista we care for a broad range of emotional needs while specializing in the care of seniors, adults, and the many co-occurring medical conditions that can accompany aging. 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. If you are seeking partial hospitalization for a behavioral health disorder, you can view our program’s page and inquire about admissions.
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 discipline. Transportation arrangements may be available and telehealth options are available.
Individual And Group Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Treatment
Support And Advocacy
Intensive outpatient is different from PHP because it is less structured and less of a time commitment. Intensive outpatient treatment allows patients to transition back into normal life with the support of a therapeutic community and regularly scheduled outpatient treatment which keeps a level of accountability and the opportunity to address difficulties as they arise.
At NewVista we care for a broad range of emotional needs while specializing in the care of seniors, adults, and the many co-occurring medical conditions that can accompany aging. We are committed to helping you get better. In order to get the most of our unique and effective treatment plan, it is important to be an active participant with our staff in developing a personalized treatment plan. From there it is up to you to embrace and engage fully in the plan including attending all scheduled group and individual counseling sessions and following the recommendations. We believe in the potential of every patient we serve. And we believe in the power to change with the right tools and support to make important initial steps. Let us be your partner in designing and creating a different, happier and more fulfilling path.
Our facilities are designed to invoke peaceful calm and serenity to each of our patients. The 80-bed center offers traditional healing modalities that include dialectal behavior therapy and cognitive-behavior therapy. We also offer a few amenities to help our patients feel at ease. These include:
We also accept walk-ins or scheduled assessments for anyone in need.
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.
Visitation is offered daily. Please contact the facility directly for the specific visitation policy.
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:
• Books/Puzzle Books
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
• Nail polish, files, or nail polish remover
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.