Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and 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

Adult Psychiatric Inpatient Treatment Program

Men and women whose lives have been disrupted by mental health challenges can find the comprehensive solutions that they need at Longleaf Hospital in Alexandria, Louisiana.

Disorders Treated

Our adult mental health program is a safe and supportive environment in which individuals ages 18 and above can begin to recover from a wide range of mental health disorders, including but not limited to the following:

  • Adjustment disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Depressive disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Schizophrenia

Our adult mental health program is also an optimal treatment environment for individuals who have been experiencing psychosis, acting with uncharacteristic aggression, engaging in self-harm, and/or struggling with suicidal ideation.

Types of Therapy

Group Therapy

All patients in our adult mental health program will have the opportunity to participate in group therapy on a daily basis. Groups are structured and supportive environments in which participants can share their experiences, learn from the insights of others, and practice healthy and productive interpersonal communication skills, all under the guidance and supervision of a qualified professional.

Individual Therapy

One-on-one sessions with experienced therapists can be excellent opportunities for adults to process issues and address concerns that they may be hesitant to bring up in a group setting. Individual therapy sessions allow patients to speak openly and confidentially, and to receive personalized feedback and guidance from a professional who will work closely with them throughout their time in the adult mental health program.

Family Therapy

At Longleaf Hospital, we understand that the impact of mental illness is rarely limited to the individual who is struggling with the disorder, and we also appreciate the key role that family members can play in supporting their loved one’s continued recovery. Family therapy is an excellent forum in which to heal damaged relationships, strengthen the family unit, and best prepare all participants to function in a healthier and more supportive manner.

Medication Management

Many symptoms of mental health disorders can be effectively treated with prescription medications. Adults whose symptoms respond to prescription medications can have medication management services incorporated into their personalized treatment plans.

Visitation & Care

The structure and substance of treatment in the adult mental health program at Longleaf are designed to promote an easing of symptoms, an increase in quality of life, and the development of the skills and strategies that will promote continued success.

To accomplish these objectives, the individuals who heal in this program work in close collaboration with experienced professionals whose skills are equaled only by their compassion and dedication. The multidisciplinary treatment teams at Longleaf Hospital include a psychiatrist, a pharmacist, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, licensed counselors, and other experienced professionals.

At Longleaf Hospital, treatment is not a passive experience. All treatment is provided with the active involvement of the patient to the greatest degree that he or she can participate, and all treatment decisions are made based upon a close analysis of what is in the best interest of the individual who is receiving care. At every step of the treatment process, we encourage and prepare our patients to take ownership of their recovery.

For additional information mental health programming for adults at Longleaf Hospital, or for answers to any questions that you may have about any aspect of our treatment services, please do not hesitate to contact us at your convenience. A friendly and knowledgeable member of our team is available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We look forward to helping you decide if Longleaf Hospital in Alexandria, LA, is the perfect place for you or your loved one.

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

– Anonymous Patient
Marks of Quality Care
  • Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation