Lakewood Health System's Psychiatric Services department contracts with long term care facilities to provide in-facility psychiatric consultation and clinical services to the residents in need. These services are designed to manage a resident's psychiatric and behavioral health issues that are unique to the individual.
Services include psychiatric assessment and evaluation by a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatrist and regular psychiatric medication evaluations that are designed to reduce the dose or use of psychotropic medications whenever possible and meet long term care facility regulations. Psychological testing, behavioral modification, and staff trainings can also be part of these contracts. Billing for these services is done through Lakewood, and a fee for regular visitation and on-call professional availability is established to meet the needs of your facility.
If your facility is interested in pursuing this level of care within your facility, contact Psychiatric Services at 218-894-8201 for more information.