Levels of Care

Finding the Right Treatment Program for Your Needs

Each program at Lakeside Behavioral Health System strives to meet specific clinical needs of children, teens, and adults in need of mental health care. We work carefully and diligently to determine the appropriate level of care for each persons’ unique situation.

We provide confidential assessments 24 hours a day, seven days a week, administered by a team of trained behavioral health professionals. While most assessments are conducted on campus, Lakeside Behavioral Health System does provide mobile assessment services for area hospitals, emergency rooms and senior living facilities.

Following the assessment and consultation with Lakeside’s physicians, the patient may be recommended to one of our levels of care: inpatient, partial hospitalization (day treatment with or without boarding), outpatient or residential. In some cases, patients are referred to one of the many private practice providers and outreach clinics that work closely with Lakeside.

Programs vary in duration, based on each patient’s specific needs, and patients may transition between or “step down” from one level of care to another as treatment progresses.


Inpatient Treatment

Patients in a psychiatric emergency, in danger of harming themselves or others, or in need of inpatient detox from drugs or alcohol get 24-­hour nursing supervision and an intensive treatment regimen of medication management by a psychiatrist.

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Partial Hospitalization

Partial hospitalization (PHP) for adults, children and adolescents experiencing psychiatric and substance abuse problems is beneficial for those in need of a more intensive program than traditional outpatient but less restrictive than inpatient hospitalization.

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Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Intensive outpatient (IOP) is Lakeside’s least restrictive level of care. The schedule of day and evening programs allows patients to receive treatment for a full range of psychiatric and addictive issues, while continuing to perform daily family and work obligations.

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Residential Treatment

Most patients have a much better chance to maintain recovery when they participate in a structured treatment program in the form of residential treatment. Lakeside offers two residential treatment options, one for adults and another for adolescents.

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Recovery Begins Today

Lakeside Behavioral Health System’s Assessment Center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide a no-cost mental health assessment for you, your loved one, or your patient/client. Call us at 901-377-4700 or visit our facility to get started. For additional questions about our programs, you can also use our online contact form. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.


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