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 Lakeland Behavioral Health System 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 Lakeland Behavioral Health System.

  • 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

Lakeland is a leading provider of psychiatric services to children, adolescents, and seniors.

The building Lakeland Behavioral Health System now occupies was originally built by The Springfield Hospital Association and Training School for Nurses in 1904. Its original name was Springfield Hospital and was the first training facility for nurses in Springfield. The facility opened for patients on January 1, 1905.

In 1961, Springfield Baptist Hospital established Springfield’s first facilities for cardiac catheterization and open-heart surgery. The first open-heart surgery in Springfield was performed here in the 1960s by Thomas Ashley, M.D.

In 1989 the facility was re-licensed for psychiatric services only. With this change in focus, the facility was renamed Lakeland Regional Hospital (LRH).

In 1998 Lakeland eliminated its adult psychiatric treatment programs to devote the organization’s resources and energy to providing services for children and adolescents.

In April 2011, Lakeland Regional Hospital was purchased by Acadia Healthcare.  On December 1, 2011 Lakeland Regional Hospital changed the name of the facility to Lakeland Behavioral Health System. “Hospital” was dropped from the name as acute care services are just one of the services offered here at Lakeland Behavioral Health System.

Responding to community needs, in 2013, Lakeland Behavioral Health System launched a geriatric unit for adults 60 and older.

Why choose Lakeland Behavioral Health System to help your loved one with their mental health problems?

Deciding what the best mental health and/or addiction treatment program is right for your loved one is probably the most important decision you will make. You’ll be helping them take the first steps in changing their behavior and outlook on life forever.  Please call us today and let us help. Our caring professionals are here to help you and your family 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Help is a phone call away.


Marks of Quality Care
  • Arkansas Juvenile Officers Association
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • Missouri Hospital Association
  • Missouri Juvenile Justice Association
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • Tricare
  • The Jason Foundation

Compared to the other options, Lakeland Behavioral Health was the only one that was able to provide me with the comprehensive care that my child needed. It was obvious that the staff truly cared, and everyone was great!

– Kyle G.