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 Cove PREP 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 Cove PREP.

  • 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

Referral and Admissions Process

Cove PREP offers specialized behavioral treatment for adolescent male sex offenders.

Cove PREP reviews each request for admission in order to determine if our program can appropriately meet the needs of the youth being referred for placement. The following information is required to make that determination:

  • Information regarding the sexual offenses
  • Placement history and records
  • Legal information – including any arrest reports and current legal status
  • Copies of any Psychological &/or psychiatric evaluations
  • Education history & relevant records
  • Medical history – including immunization records

The Treatment Team will review the referral packet and determine if the youth is appropriate for admission. If so, an admission date will be scheduled. This process is typically completed in one week or less.

The Treatment Team may recommend an alternative level of care, or may request that a face-to-face interview be scheduled to obtain further information.

Referrals may be forwarded via mail or Fax to:

P.O. Box G
Torrance, PA. 15779
Fax at: (724) 459-9701
Questions may be directed to: 724.459.9700

Admissions Criteria

Cove Prep is unable to accept emergency placements

  • Juvenile must be adjudicated delinquent
  • Male, ages 12 – 20 years of age
  • Must have a concerning sexual background
  • Current legal status – (cases currently on appeal will not be accepted)
  • Severity of offense and/or prior placement & treatment history demonstrate a need for a secure facility (or the need for Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation)
  • Medical & Psychiatric conditions do not currently require acute, inpatient care.