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 Longleaf Hospital 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 Longleaf Hospital.

  • 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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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.

Step One: Picking Up The Phone

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.

Step Two: Matching You With A Treatment Program

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.

Step Three: Going To Treatment

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.

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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.

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Longleaf Hospital has really helped me and gave me a new chance at life. And I am so thankful for that.

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