Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

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 Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems 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 Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems.

  • This restriction has 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 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

Frequently Asked Questions

Exploring residential treatment centers, rehab centers and other treatment facilities can be overwhelming during times of distress. Below are some of the most common questions we hear from parents & families, adults and seniors who are researching Vermilion Behavioral Health System and other types of treatment for behavioral disorders, substance abuse and mood disorders.

Information for Parents

Does your program have an academic component?

No, but school work is allowed and there is designated time for academics.

What types of therapeutic and clinical support will my child receive?

Daily appointments with psychiatrist and therapists, daily group and individual therapy sessions, family sessions.

How much involvement will I have in my child's experience at Vermilion?

Parent involvement is always encouraged in determining treatment goals, medication management, and appropriate discharge plan.

What are your safety practices?

15 minute check, secured locked units, around the clock nursing staff, 24-hour on call physicians, daily room checks, Administrator on-call and after hours and on weekends.

What are the qualifications of the staff caring for my child?

Psychiatrist, Nurse Practitioner, LCSW, LPC, RN, LPN, MHT

Information for Patients

How much will treatment cost?

Each patient inquiring will receive financial counseling by our business office. Any payment plans needed after verifying insurance out of pocket cost will be made upon discharge.

Will insurance cover my treatment?

Yes – pending personal plan coverage limitations.

Will my family be involved in my treatment?

Yes – if consent is given and/or with patient consent.

Will I have a roommate?

Yes – two beds per room.

Can I leave if I don't like treatment?

Patients can leave our facility if they are not under a legal hold (PEC/CEC/Judicial Commitment) after asking to sign a 72-hour notice. This notice prompts the physician so they can assure the patient is not suicidal, homicidal, or requiring 24-hour inpatient treatment.

Can I bring my laptop, cell phone, or other electronics? What items are not allowed?

No, all electronics and valuables will be stored in Vermilion’s safe until discharge if a family member or trusted other cannot retrieve them. Items that pose a safety risk/contraband are not allowed.

Will I have access to a phone or the internet?

Yes – patients will have access to a phone.

Are residents allowed to have visitors?

Yes – there are visitation hours daily.

General Information

What is an inpatient program? What can I expect?

An inpatient program is a treatment program in an acute hospital setting where patients stay for stabilization in a secure unit. Inpatient services are designed around individualized treatment plans that are tailored to meet each patient’s unique set of needs in order to attain stabilization and begin the recovery process.

What is an outpatient program? What can I expect?

Our outpatient program is designed so that patients can receive the same treatment and structure as they would inpatient except they are allowed to return home each day. Our program treats mental disorders, substance abuse, and dual diagnoses. While in the program, patients can expect to attend group therapy, 1:1 therapy with your licensed counselor and/or social worker, receive sessions with their physician weekly, have any medication adjustments addressed if necessary, and receive a freshly prepared complementary lunch from our inpatient cafeteria. Another bonus is that if any patient needs immediate inpatient treatment our physicians can seamlessly step them up to a higher level of care; pending availability.

What ages do you treat?

Ages 12 & up

What types of problems/disorders do you treat?

Depression, anxiety, PTSD, dual-diagnosis, co-occurring disorders, chemical dependency, schizophrenia, compulsive behaviors, bipolar disorder, grief and suicide and self-harm behaviors, schizoaffective, and detox.

How can I learn more about your program?

Visit our programs page or contact our Admissions Department 24/7 at the number below.

What is your typical length of stay?

Our average length of stay is 7-10 days

What types of therapies and programs do you use?

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Do you offer a detox program?

Yes

Does your program accept insurance or provide financing options?

Yes – for more information on what insurance we accept, visit our insurance page