RiverVista is a behavioral health hospital serving the senior and adult populations in a contemporary healing environment.

Call 614.643.5454 to learn more

REFERRAL LINE: 614.643.5500

Walk-Ins Welcome

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.



In light of the recent rise of COVID-19 cases in our area, RiverVista and our family of hospitals continue to pay close attention to all reports and recommendations surrounding the COVID-19 virus. We remain diligent in our efforts to protect our patients and team members.

Visitation hours may vary, please call us directly for visitation information.


If you have any questions, please contact the building administration at 614-643-5454.

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Our behavioral health hospital serves the senior and adult populations 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.

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.
Click here to take the screening.

The RiverVista Mission and Vision


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.


RiverVista cares for a broad range of emotional needs while specializing in the care of seniors and adults and the many co-occurring medical conditions that can accompany aging.

Comprehensive Psychiatric Assessment

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

Individualized Treatment Plan

Our team will work with you and your loved one to establish a comprehensive plan of care. 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 member of the clinical services team to schedule time to meet with the treatment team.

24-Hour Nursing Care for Assessment Monitoring

Registered 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. An RN is available for questions in person during all visitation times and via the phone after hours.

Medication Management & Education

Our medical staff includes both psychiatry and internal medicine physicians. 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 licensed psychiatric providers, on site pharmacist and RN’s.

Nutritional Consultation

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

Therapeutic Interventions that Promote Stress Reduction

A minimum of four 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. We can also provide physical, occupational and speech therapies if ordered.

Expressive Therapy

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 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 clinical services team 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 our Director of Nursing or one of our care coordinators.

Partial Hospitalization Program (Coming Soon)

Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a structured program of outpatient psychiatric services as an alternative to inpatient psychiatric care. It is designed to give you a higher level of care and services than care you get in a doctor's or therapist's office. This treatment is provided during the day and doesn't require an overnight stay.

Intensive Outpatient Program (Coming Soon)

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a treatment service and support program designed to give you a high level of care with a more accommodating schedule of no more than three times per week for three hours per day.


  • Aging/failing memory
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety and nervousness
  • Change in eating/sleep patterns
  • Change in transitions
  • Mental health crisis with co-occurring detox needs
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Medication education
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Substance Abuse

Family Visitation

Visitation is based on patient-specific therapies. Please call 614.643.5454 for more information.

Opening 2020

SteppingStone at RiverVista is our outpatient program designed to promote the self-reliance and confidence needed for individuals to integrate back into the community.


SteppingStone at RiverVista is our outpatient program designed to promote the self-reliance and confidence needed for individuals to successfully re-integrate back into the community. We offer the appropriate follow-up support to continue and reinforce the life skills and clinical therapies learned during their stay at RiverVista.

We also offer treatment and therapy to individuals that may not need hospitalization, but who will benefit from the structured programming on a daily basis, including our Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs.


Newly Renovated Hospital

Private Resort-style Amenities

Restaurant-style Dining experience

Enclosed Courtyard Garden



How to make a referral

1. Call referral line: 614.643.5500


2. Fax patient information: TBD


3. Once the information is received, our staff will verify insurance and contact our Provider


4. The Provider will be presented with the information and will determine if admission to our setting is appropriate and meets criteria.


5. If admission is appropriate, we may ask that patient is cleared through area Emergency Department, depending on patient needs.


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.


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For More Information or to Make A Referral:
Efax: 614.695.3001

1599 Alum Creek Drive
Columbus, OH 43209


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RiverVista Behavioral Hospital complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.