Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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 SUWS of the Carolinas 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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at SUWS of the Carolinas.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and 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 has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being 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.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

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 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

About Us

Learn more about SUWS of the Carolinas in Old Fort, NC

Located right outside Asheville in Old Fort, North Carolina, SUWS of the Carolinas is a dynamic, multi-faceted treatment program that offers therapeutic assistance to adolescents between the ages of 10-17.

Our distinct programs (Phoenix, Seasons, and SUWS Core) offer a wide range of treatment options for adolescents struggling with issues such as mental illness, substance abuse, behavioral issues, autism spectrum disorders and more. Each program is chock full of Master’s level and Licensed therapists who remain steadily dedicated to helping provide the highest level of care for your child.

Each one of our comprehensive and unique programs has a number of different highlights and benefits, including the following:

  • Individualized treatment plans
  • Flexible lengths of stay
  • Rolling admissions
  • Intensive individual and group therapy
  • Optional psychological and educational testing
  • Weekly therapist-parent sessions via phone
  • Weekly treatment planning sessions with staff
  • Weekly referral source conferences
  • Family program
  • Comprehensive parenting website with additional utilities
  • Low student to staff ratio

It is our goal at SUWS of the Carolinas to not only find the perfect fit for your child within one of our programs, but to also utilize the many highlights of these programs to help him or her prepare themselves for a bright, limitless future.

The wilderness therapy offered at SUWS was the dynamic solution needed to help my son with his behavioral issues. When my son left SUWS, he was completely changed for the better and also created new bonds and unforgettable memories! I can't recommend SUWS enough for anyone in a similar situation!

– Britney A.