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

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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 Youth Care Treatment Center 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Youth Care Treatment Center.

  • These restrictions have 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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.

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

Safety Standards

For 30 years, Youth Care has been providing life-changing treatment to youth all over the United States by ensuring a safe environment that your child can thrive and overcome mental health concerns.

Youth Care considers your child’s safety to be of primary importance.  As a member of the nation’s most comprehensive network of behavioral health programs, Acadia Healthcare, we proudly abide by the following safety guidelines:

  • 100% compliance with National Patient Safety Goals
  • 100% compliance with Life Safety Code
  • Evacuation plans and disaster protocols
  • Staff safety training and drills, including all staff certified in CPR/First Aid
  • 24-hour access to on-site medical personnel
  • Thorough pre-screening process and medical exams, including a complete history and physical if needed
  • Medication management by board-certified child/adolescent psychiatrists who see students weekly
  • Full-time, on-site medical director
  • Weekly nursing assessments
  • Regular inspections by Salt Lake Valley Health Department, including Food Services, Sanitation, and Safety Bureaus
  • Multi-disciplinary safety committee
  • All occurrences documented and reviewed weekly by the management team
  • Facilities Manager, who is CERT certified, is available 24 hours per day
  • Staff trained in suicide prevention protocols
  • Secured buildings
  • 15-minute checks done on each student throughout the night
  • OSHA guidelines strictly enforced and closely monitored
Marks of Quality Care
  • Cognia
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation

I have nothing but good things to say about Youth Care. From enrollment personal, the staff, doctors, activity coordinator and Therapist! I was apprehensive to send my son away, I knew he needed help I wasn't able to give him. I was also exhausted with all the lying, stealing, drugs, alcohol and police. Youth Care provided a safe place for my son to face his addiction and learn the coping skills to help himself.

– Greg G.