Making a commitment to entering an inpatient treatment program for your mental health concerns is one of the most important things you can do for your future health and wellbeing. But if you’ve never accessed residential care before, then the idea of enrolling in a treatment program can be scary, as you may not know just what to expect. Rest assured that the compassionate, experienced staff at Longleaf Hospital will be there to provide you or a loved one with unconditional support as you begin your journey on a path lifelong recovery.
From the moment you make that first important phone call to our Alexandria, Louisiana center, you will be met with respect and support from the team at Longleaf. We believe in the strength and bravery of those who make the choice to seek residential care, and no matter what difficulties you have endured, we know that you can work towards reclaiming control of your life with the help of our center’s multidisciplinary treatment team.
You may be wondering what you can expect when you contact Longleaf and what you need to do to begin the admissions process. When you call us, one of our intake or community liaison specialists will ask you a series of questions about your current condition and the issues that you are struggling with in order to determine if Longleaf Hospital would be a good fit for your personal treatment needs.
While on the call we will inquire as to your medical history and social history, and ask about any prior treatment experiences you may have had. It is usually helpful to have your insurance information nearby when you make this call so that we can begin the process of outlining the ways that you can use your benefits during your stay at Longleaf. If it is determined, based on your presenting concerns and symptoms, that you are a fit for our center, you can begin our inpatient treatment program right away, and we can even help arrange transportation to our hospital if needed.
Once you arrive at Longleaf, our intake coordinators will conduct a more thorough evaluation through a series of specialized medical and psychological assessments. These assessments are designed to help us better understand your needs by determining the severity of your condition, identifying any medical problems you may have, and uncovering the presence of any co-occurring disorders. All of this information will then be used to create a personalized treatment plan for your stay with us, and to make plans for your transition out of our care.
Longleaf’s staff is dedicated to safeguarding and improving your overall health and wellbeing, and we will be there for you and your loved ones throughout the entire admissions process and over the course of your stay with us.
Our team is always available to answer any questions you may have about healing at Longleaf, and we encourage you to contact us at your earliest convenience to learn more about treatment at our center.