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 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at SUWS of the Carolinas.

  • 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

Program Highlights: Seasons

We remain open and are continuing to accept new admissions.

SUWS of the Carolinas remains committed to providing clinically superior services within a safe and supportive environment while taking all appropriate precautions to protect the well-being of our students and staff.

For admissions information, or to learn more about the heightened preventive measures we have put in place, please click the link at the top of this page or call us at (828) 489-3198.

In our Seasons Program, we strive to provide your child with the utmost, qualified care possible. Not only does our dedicated team work to make each moment of your child’s stay with us beneficial, but our comprehensive program is designed to help put your child back on a positive path that will help them overcome their challenges by including new skills into their growing lifestyle.


Learn More about the Highlights of the Seasons Program

We understand your desire to know as much as possible about our program before sending your child to stay with us. Listed below are some of the many highlights of our program, which include:

  • Flexible and individualized treatment planning
  • Weekly treatment planning sessions between parents, therapists and referring professionals
  • Students work with licensed therapists who are supervised by our Clinical Director
  • Rolling admissions allow for new students to join an established group with an existing positive peer culture
  • Intensive weekly therapy that includes individual and group therapy sessions
  • Specialty programs including canine therapy and therapeutic expressive arts
  • A full battery of psychological and educational testing (optional)
  • Psychiatric assessment and medication management (optional)
Parental Involvement

Learn More about the Family Involvement in Treatment

In addition to the experience that your child will get when he or she is here, we have also made it possible for you as a parent to participate in the therapeutic care that we offer. At Seasons, we encourage your involvement in our Parent Program, which include features such as:

  • Online parenting resource guides
  • Three CD audio series
  • Weekly treatment planning sessions with a therapist
  • Two-day Parent Seminar
  • Multi-day Family Graduation

Our program is designed to not only help improve your child’s psychological state, but it is also geared towards helping you as a parent develop the skills necessary to provide the best care for your child after his or her stay with at Seasons. Through your support of your child as he or she makes their way through our program, both you and your child can leave Seasons with a brand new outlook on life.

Expert Staff

Learn More about the Expert Staff in the Seasons Program

Throughout the wilderness expeditions, students will be able to engage in cooking meals, going for hikes, setting up camp and participating in group sessions around the campfire. For all of these activities and more, our field staff ensures that students are safe at all times. They are certified in backcountry medicine, trained in risk management and have significant clinical experience in wilderness leadership. In addition, field instructors operate under strict safety protocols that help promote a safe and secure environment.

I went into this program scared out of my mind. At SUWS, I learned the tools I needed to work through my issues and I'm forever grateful.

– Anonymous Patient
Marks of Quality Care
Why does this matter?
  • Cognia
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Forest Service Department of Agriculture
  • National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • NC Department of Health and Human Services
  • Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council
  • Safe Zone
  • Sky's The Limit Fund
  • The Jason Foundation

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