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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Adult Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive outpatient programming (IOP) at Longleaf is intended for adult men and women ages 18 and above who are able to adhere to the tasks of daily living without the intensive support of a residential or inpatient treatment program.

Is The Outpatient Program For You?

IOP patients are typically those who may be stepping down from a more acute level of service at Longleaf, or those who may require greater support than a more traditional outpatient therapy program can provide.

IOP is designed to help patients begin integrating back into the activities of daily life in their homes and communities with the help and support of a compassionate and highly specialized treatment team. Our doctors, nurses, counselors, medical professionals, and support staff will ensure that each IOP patient is receiving the interventions that will allow him or her to further progress in recovery while navigating the presenting symptoms of whatever mental or behavioral health issue is at hand.

Disorders Treated

Since no two patients are alike, Longleaf is committed to providing a path to recovery that takes into account each person’s existing strengths and challenges. The wide range of services and supports available within IOP at this center are designed to address many types of mental health conditions and co-occurring concerns, most notably:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Substance use disorders
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
  • Intermittent explosive disorder (IED)
  • Self-harm
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder

With a typical duration of 8-12 weeks, IOP at Longleaf consists of individual, group, and as-needed family therapy for all patients. These supports allow IOP patients to continue working on developing healthy coping skills, self-regulation, self-soothing, anger management, and many other skills that will allow them to strengthen the tools and techniques they’ll need to continue to work toward success in recovery. This therapeutic programming is based on a variety of evidence-based tools for healing such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and 12-Step methodology for those patients in need of support for substance abuse or addiction.

Medication Management

Some individuals are prescribed various psychotropic medications as part of their treatment plans, and the medical professionals on staff at Longleaf will meet with patients twice per week to provide medication management support. While IOP is not intended to take the place of comprehensive healthcare, this service can help patients ensure that they are using pharmaceutical interventions to the best advantage possible.

Learn More Today

If you would like more information about entering IOP at Longleaf Hospital, or to hear more details about any other level of care at our center, simply reach out to us at your convenience. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is available to answer your questions anytime and can speak with you to determine whether or not IOP at Longleaf Hospital is the ideal place to heal for yourself or for a loved one.

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