Health & Safety Information

In case of inclement weather or an emergency, here's what Thrive's clients should know.

Emergency Exits and Maps:   Each building has lighted emergency signs identifying the nearest exits. Emergency exit and maps indicating the nearest exit routes are posted at various locations in each building.

Fire Extinguishers:   Fire extinguishers  are conveniently located and maintained regularly. Staff will take charge in the use of any fire extinguisher.

Emergency Evacuation:  In the event of a drill or an emergency evacuation, staff will assist you in locating the nearest emergency exit and exiting the building.  After exiting the building,  staff  will  direct you to the designated meeting spot. There, a head count will be taken to ensure that all have safely exited the building. 

Inclement Weather: During inclement weather, please listen to the following radio stations (and their websites) for schedules of closing or late openings of Thrive Behavioral Health offices and transportation:

  • 630 WPRO–AM
  • 105 WWLI-FM
  • 920 WHJJ-AM

Information should also be announced on local TV stations and be on their websites:

  • ABC
  • WJAR
  • WPRI/Fox

First Aid Kits: First Aid Kits are readily available and maintained by the Health & Safety Committee  There is a first aid kit located at each reception area, other locations in the building and in the Organization’s vans. Staff will assist you if you need items from these kits.

Seclusion and Restraint:  Thrive Behavioral Health does not use seclusion or mechanical or chemical restraints to manage threatening behavior. It is the Organization’s policy to use emergency interventions as defined in the non-violent crisis intervention curriculum. Generally the use of emergency interventions applies to an individual under 18 years of age when it is believed the minor is at imminent risk of hurting themselves or others.

Smoking: Thrive Behavioral Health offers a smoke-free work environment to all members and staff.  No  tobacco  products,  including  e-cigarettes,  are  allowed  inside  any  building, or vehicle owned by Thrive Behavioral Health. Tobacco use is permitted only in outside designated areas as identified.  Tobacco use at off-site activities (i.e. events, trips, etc.) will be permitted only in designated areas as determined by supervisory staff and the property owner.  Tobacco users are responsible for keeping the areas clean and free of smoking debris.

Alcohol, Illegal Drugs and Use of Prescribed Medication: 

The possession, consumption and/or distribution of alcohol and/or illegal  drugs  is  prohibited  on  Thrive Behavioral Health’s  premises or during the Organization’s  activities. The  use of prescription medications by individuals other than the person for whom the medication is  prescribed  is  also  not allowed.  Clients who violate this policy, shall be subject to immediate clinical intervention as needed. 

Threats, Harassment, Aggression, Inappropriate Language: 

Verbal  threats, harassment, fighting, aggressive behavior or use of inappropriate language is not allowed. Anyone behaving in an aggressive or threatening manner will be asked to leave the premises.

Weapons: Thrive Behavioral Health does not allow weapons in any Organization building or at any Organization sponsored activity.  The possession of, use of, or threat to use a weapon will be reported to the appropriate authorities and can result in termination from services.

Infection Control:   Thrive Behavioral Health utilizes universal precautions as part of its infection control practices to help stop the spread of infection. A copy of these precautions is posted at each location. If you have questions about any of our Health & Safety practices, please speak with a member of our staff.

Check In:  All  clients  and  visitors  are required to check in with the receptionist,  or other staff as designated by site. This is for your safety and the safety of others should an emergency situation arise.

Confidentiality: Thrive  Behavioral Health is  required to maintain your privacy.   Information will not be given to other persons   or agencies, except with a signed release of information,  court order, in cases where reporting is mandated by state or federal statute, or exception provided for by law. 

A  complete  explanation of  the Organization’s privacy practices are outlined in our privacy notice.  Complete policies on confidentiality and your rights to view your chart are available for your review and discussion. If you have any questions, please contact the Organization’s Privacy Officer.

Reporting Abuse/Neglect:   The staff are mandated to report abuse, neglect and suspected abuse or neglect of children, persons with disabilities and elderly. While we always attempt to maintain member confidentiality, the State requires us to report all suspected cases. For  more  information,  please ask your staff worker on mandatory reporting. 

Cell Phones:  To  ensure services are provided in an environment that focuses on your needs and promotes confidentiality and privacy, cell phones are not allowed during treatment sessions. If it is necessary for you to have a cell phone with you during an individual session, the phone must be turned to vibrate or off during the treatment session.  In order to decrease distractions and  ensure  confidentiality  in  group  programs, individuals participating in groups are asked to leave cell phones either in their vehicle or they will be required to check the phone in to staff during program hours.

Audio/Visual Equipment:  Cameras and tape recorders, including cell phones with audio or visual capabilities are not allowed in treatment sessions.  These devises should be either left in your vehicle or checked in with program staff.