For the past 50 years since we began providing services in 1969, the professionals at St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center have provided compassionate care using a holistic approach to children, adolescents, adults and seniors who require psychiatric and substance use care. Located in the heart of Phoenix, the Behavioral Health Center has 127 inpatient beds, a full spectrum of both inpatient and outpatient services, and an additional 20 inpatient geriatric beds located at Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa.
We are giving masks to patients upon discharge so they can be safe in the community, and our hospital is a bit of a revolving door. We have children and adult patients here at St. Luke’s BHC, so all sizes are welcome. We are most in need of adult masks. We do not have strict regulations on these as they are typically given to patients to use in the community, while our staff uses medical-grade coverings. We do, however, need masks with the elastic for ears, as we treat psychiatric patients who may be inclined to use a long string for self-harm behavior. We cannot have masks with metal either, for the same reason. We are going through about 75 cloth masks per day. Thank you to anyone who can help!