Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Longleaf Hospital.

  • This restriction has 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 has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being 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.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Professional Referrals

As a leading provider of quality care in the Alexandria, Louisiana area, Longleaf Hospital accepts admission referrals from a wide variety of professional sources throughout the community. We are committed to making the intake process as streamlined as possible so that there are no unnecessary delays or lags in care that could jeopardize the health and safety of our prospective patients.

24/7 Intake Team

We know that crisis can take place at any time, and therefore we, at Longleaf, are committed to making sure that we are available when you need us most. Our intake staff is available around the clock to screen direct admissions, verify insurance information, and arrange for any necessary transportation for all patients prior to being admitted to our inpatient program. These services are available at no upfront charge to the patient, and we are here to ensure that the patient, his or her family, and the referral source are all fully acquainted with our services so that together we can determine if our treatment center will be the best fit for the patient. If, after reviewing the patient’s presenting concerns, we determine that this is an appropriate referral for admission, your patient can begin the inpatient program immediately.

Ongoing Communication

Throughout the referral process and while the patient is engaging in care at Longleaf, we will make sure that you have all the additional information you need so that you are best able to provide the necessary supports once the patient exits our program. We know that the road to sustained recovery extends long after inpatient treatment comes to a close, and we prioritize effective aftercare planning throughout a patient’s time at Longleaf.

Patient-First Care

The admission staff at Longleaf strives to make the referral process as easy and straightforward as possible. We value the important role that all of our referral sources play in each patient’s treatment journey and understand that you care greatly for your patients. At Longleaf, our team believes that collaborative, wraparound support offers the greatest opportunity for patients to improve their lives for the long-term, and we look forward to working with you to help your patient achieve his or her goals for recovery. With our help, our patients can learn the tools and skills they need to get their symptoms under control and to get their lives back on track.

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