Lakeland Behavioral Health System accepts direct admissions from professionals from around the area. Our Intake Counselors are available 24/7 to pre-screen referrals, to consult with physicians and other professional referral providers to discuss the child or senior in question, and supply information about our programs to enable you to decide if one of our treatment options is the best fit for your patient.
We can arrange for immediate admission should you feel your patient is a danger to themselves or others. We can likewise arrange for a free evaluation and admission for patients you may feel are having severe mental health or substance abuse problems leading to the inability to function socially or educationally, or who are being treated as an outpatient for serious psychiatric conditions but no significant progress has been demonstrated. We can also help you with your senior patients who may need stabilization services due to major behavior problems or severe psychiatric symptoms or who warrant a comprehensive evaluation due to memory loss, personality changes or altered mental status.
Our Intake Counselors at Lakeland strive to make the referral process as easy as possible to ensure quick, quality care for your patients. We value all of our referral sources and understand how concerned you are with your patients’ well-being. It is important to us not only to provide superlative care for every child or senior referred to usm but also to maintain regular communication with you so you are always up to date on how your patient is progressing.
We also know that you are far more familiar with your patient’s current status than we are when they arrive and will take into account any information you feel it is important for us to be aware of in order to better meet their specific needs. It is our intention to work collaboratively with you not only during the evaluation and treatment stages but also during the discharge process. It is our commitment to help each individual who comes through our doors regain a sense of hope regarding what the future will bring and instill a sense of confidence that they can achieve the goals to establish the life they dream of living.