Every Lakeside program is designed to meet specific clinical needs, and we take seriously our role in determining the appropriate level of care for each individual’s unique situation. We provide confidential assessments 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by a team of trained professionals. While most assessments are conducted on campus, Lakeside 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 who 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.
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.
Partial hospitalization 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.
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 while continuing to perform daily family and work obligations while addressing a full range of psychiatric and addictive issues.
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.