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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Military Dependent Treatment Program for Children & Adolescents in Missouri

Lakeland Behavioral Health System helps children, adolescents, and teens struggling with mental health disorders build a strong foundation for long-term recovery.

Supporting Military Families

Lakeland’s behavioral health clinic in Missouri is certified by TRICARE®; the healthcare program designed specifically for the dependent children of active duty and retired members of the uniformed services. TRICARE strives to provide access to quality healthcare.  Lakeland’s acute and residential treatment programs for military dependent children meet the rigorous licensing and certification requirements of TRICARE.

Lakeland’s military program in Missouri offers 2 specialty options within its adolescent & teen residential treatment center:

Working with TRICARE

Being a TRICARE provider means that we are helping the families of America’s heroes.  We are one of the few child and adolescent facilities that are contracted with all three divisions of TRICARE:  TRICARE NorthTRICARE West, and TRICARE South.  We are also authorized by TRICARE Overseas to provide treatment for dependents of service members stationed outside United States borders.  We have an ever-expanding focus and are dedicated to serving military families in their time of need.

TRICARE Benefits

Lakeland’s treatment clinic in Missouri is centrally located for easy access from all areas of the United States.  Lakeland will help with transportation costs for admission and discharge as well as the required monthly face-to-face family sessions.  If you are a military family in need of acute or residential services, please contact us so we can discuss the benefits provided through TRICARE and how Lakeland Behavioral Health System can meet your needs.

Thank you for your service and for the sacrifices your family makes so you can serve our country.

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.