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 Older Adults in Missouri – HOPE

Lakeland Behavioral Health System helps older adults struggling with mental health disorders build a strong foundation for long-term recovery.

Benefits of HOPE

HOPE is our Adult Psychiatric Inpatient Program at Lakeland Behavioral Health System in Missouri and is designed to treat acute mental health disorders for adults age 60 and over. We will provide confidential, personalized treatment utilizing a multidisciplinary approach. This includes participation in group therapy, individual therapy, and activity therapy. Patients and families will receive education on specific disorders, medications and effective coping strategies. The goal of our program is to relieve symptoms, return patients to their best possible level of health and maximize their quality of life.

Our Treatment Team

Our treatment team consists of a psychiatrist, psychologist, pharmacist, psychiatric nurses, psychiatric social worker, clinical dietitian and a recreation therapist. The treatment team works together to formulate and implement an individualized treatment plan.  Discharge planning will be coordinated with regard to the patients’ individual needs, with follow-up services as appropriate.

Services Overview

  • Comprehensive medical and psychological evaluation
  • Individualized treatment plan
  • Family participation
  • Coping and life skill training
  • Therapeutic exercise/stress reduction
  • Art, Music and Expressive therapy
  • Medication management and education
  • Discharge planning


Family and friends of patients are allowed to visit daily up to one hour between the hours of 9am and 6pm.  Visitation needs to be prearranged with the Unit Charge Nurse to best fit the needs of each patient.

Phone Time

Patients will be allowed to receive or make one phone call during the hours of 12:15-2pm or 6-8pm daily.

No smoking is allowed at Lakeland Behavioral Health System.

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.