Security for Behavioral Health, Chemical Dependency and
Mental Health Clinics
Let BPS take the stress out of
Mental Health Clinics
Security for Behavioral Health, Chemical Dependency and Mental Health Clinics – Ambulatory clinics, partial hospitalization and inpatient settings have their own special concerns. When you add in security issues associated with Behavioral Health, Chemical Dependency and Mental Health services, the challenges skyrocket. In addition to the risk to staff, patients and visitors, the failure to implement a reasonable level of security may create legal exposure as well.
To achieve your peace of mind, BPS has developed a twenty point gap analysis methodology for assessing your Behavioral Health, Chemical Dependency and Mental Health facility taking into account proven practices derived from many organizations. This includes but is not limited to our many prior clients: The Joint Commission, International Association of Healthcare Safety and Security, ASIS International, American Hospital Association, American Psychiatric Association and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Behavioral Health, Chemical Dependency and Mental Health Clinics Security Requirements
Weapons are a constant threat as many clients who visit your Behavioral Health, Chemical Dependency and Mental Health clinic are likely carrying weapons of one form or another (not necessarily firearms), a condition which puts your staff at risk if not properly managed. Training (e.g., de-escalation, management of aggressive behaviors, proper and legal restraint, report writing), procedures and effective emergency action plans are vital to keeping people safe. Training for an outpatient clinic varies greatly in need from training for inpatient care. If uniformed security services are a part of your security program, they need to be carefully integrated with your clinical staff for effective results in normal and elevated risk conditions.
There are numerous physical security challenges such as protecting reception staff, preventing unrestricted patient access, selecting the proper glass, specifying door locks for offices where one-on-one counseling is provided to enable emergency response in a duress situation and many others. BPS has over twenty-five years of experience and will deliver unmatched value to your security program.
- Accurately assess the threats to your clinic or unit
- Identify opportunities to cost effectively improve staff, patients and visitor safety
- Enable you to focus on your patients’ treatment objectives
- Leave no questions unanswered
- Simplify the complex security situation in Behavioral Health, Chemical Dependency and Mental Health clinical areas
- Develop the performance metrics to enable you to measure the effectiveness of your program
Professional Security Assistance
BPS experts are prepared to help you improve your security program by providing the following services:
- Security Audits
- Threat and Vulnerability Assessments
- Workplace Violence and Regulatory Assessments
- Security System Design and Construction Administration
- Emergency Response Planning and Training
We tailor all of our services to the need, size, and culture of behavioral health, chemical dependency and mental health organization.