Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

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.
  • 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 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

Free Confidential Depression Assessment

If you are in a state of crisis or need immediate help for any reason, please refrain from filling out this assessment and call 911. If you feel that you are a danger to yourself, please refrain from filling out this assessment and contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

This online Depression assessment takes approximately five minutes and will provide general feedback when completed. Please note that this assessment is not a formal diagnostic tool and should not be interpreted as such. This assessment is free and can be taken anonymously, if you choose.

If you answer “yes” to any of the questions provided, it is highly recommended that you contact the staff at Lakeland Behavioral Health System or another qualified healthcare provider. If you would prefer to be contacted by the staff at Lakeland Behavioral Health System, please leave your contact information in the space provided at the end of this assessment. Please note that by leaving your information, you consent to allow Lakeland Behavioral Health System to use this information to contact you. Any information provided will remain confidential. If you choose to not leave your information, the staff at Lakeland Behavioral Health System will not contact you.

If you answer “no” to the questions provided, you are still encouraged to reach out to the staff at Lakeland Behavioral Health System or another qualified healthcare provider for a detailed evaluation of your risk for Depression.

1. Have you or your loved one felt extremely sad or hopeless for an extended period of time?

2. Have you or your loved one's eating habits and appetite changed significantly (and as a result, are either eating much more or much less than normal)?

3. Have you or your loved one's sleeping patterns changed significantly (either not sleeping much at all or are sleeping excessively)?

4. Do you or your loved one often feel exhausted, or have been struggling with extremely low energy?

5. Have you or your loved one experienced mood swings, such as outbursts of anger or crying, for no apparent reason?

6. Have you or your loved one missed work, school, or other responsibilities because you couldn’t get out of bed or leave the house?

7. Do you or your loved one struggle or find it impossible to complete everyday tasks such as paying bills, doing laundry, going grocery shopping, or tending to personal hygiene?

8. Do you or your loved one find it difficult to concentrate, focus, or otherwise pay attention?

9. Have you or your loved one lost interest in activities, issues, and/or events that have previously been important to you/them?

10. Do you or your loved one find it difficult or impossible to experience pleasure?

11. Have you or your loved one withdrawn from family and friends?

12. Do you or your loved one feel like a failure, or that you/they have let down friends, colleagues, or family members?

13. Do you or your loved one think that the world would be a better place if you/they weren’t around anymore?

14. Have you or your loved one had thoughts of self-harming or making an attempt to take your/their own life?

Thank you for taking Lakeland Behavioral Health System's Depression Screening.

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Disclaimer: Lakeland Behavioral Health System disclaims any liability, loss, or risk sustained as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of these assessments.