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 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Lakeland Behavioral Health System.

  • 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.

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Inpatient Treatment Program for Children, Adolescents & Teens in Missouri

Lakeland Behavioral Health System provides focused, gender-specific care to ensure that children and adolescents who have been struggling with mental health disorders receive the guidance and support that they need to achieve long-term recovery.

The Purpose of Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment

Acute, inpatient psychiatric treatment is designed to manage crisis situations. Children and adolescents who are generally out of control, are expressing a desire to harm themselves or others, are not responding to less restrictive treatment, or are not functioning in aspects of everyday life are usually treated in this setting.

Lakeland’s inpatient program in Missouri offers 3 specialty options within its adolescent acute treatment center:

Treatment Approach & Modalities

A multi-disciplinary team consisting of medical physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses, behavioral health technicians, recreational specialists, therapists, educators and social workers carefully evaluates and formulates an individualized treatment plan for each patient.

Parental involvement is essential to successful psychiatric treatment.  Each parent is expected to take an active role in treatment through making treatment decisions and being engaged in family therapy.

Treatment modalities include medical management, individual and family therapies, psychological testing, and group therapies such as psychotherapy groups, anger management therapy, and recreational therapy. Specialized groups address substance or alcohol abuse, family issues, self-esteem, and sexual and physical abuse.

Academic Experience

The academic needs of the Acute Care population are met through daily attendance at Lakeland Regional School. Our accredited school is conveniently housed within the facility. We are able to cater to the needs of special education populations. Grades and attendance will transfer to the home-school as home-bound education.

Each Acute Care Program provides treatment that includes the following services:

  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Family therapy
  • Trauma management
  • Anger management
  • Recreational therapy/creative expression
  • Community/process groups
  • Individualized treatment planning
  • Relationships
  • Safety and relapse prevention
  • Life skills
Offered Therapies

Other therapies available based on individual needs are:

  • Individual crisis management plan
  • Individual education plan
  • Alcohol/substance abuse group

With 102 inpatient beds, Lakeland’s inpatient program in Missouri operates individual units divided by age or type of problem behavior.

To learn more about our children’s inpatient treatment programs, call one of our Admissions Counselors.

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

We turned to Lakeland Behavioral Health for treatment because their programs are the most well-equipped in the state.

– Ethan K.