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 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems.

  • 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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Admissions Process

Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems provides leading treatment for mental health disorders and substance abuse for both adolescents and adults.

Admissions Process Overview

Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems’ Admissions Process

We are sensitive to the fact that seeking treatment for mental health or addiction concerns can be not only intimidating but also anxiety-provoking. For this reason, we strive to alleviate any sense of discomfort or apprehension and make sure that you feel confident in the decisions that you make.

We aim to transition you into our programming with an undeniable certainty that your care, wellness, and safety will be our top priority.

Your sense of security and confidence in the decision you have made by contacting Vermilion will begin with the admissions process. Our admissions specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to ensure that we are available at whatever time you need us.

Taking the First Step

The first step in Vermilion Behavioral Health’s admissions process

You can begin the process of seeking care at Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems by contacting us via the following:

  • Phone call
  • Fax
  • Electronic e-fax
  • Walk-in

Your initial contact with us can be made by whatever means you feel most comfortable. If you choose to send a fax, it will be reviewed and a member of our admissions team will contact you. If you choose to call, you will speak with a qualified admissions specialist who will set up a time that is most convenient for you to come in and receive an assessment.

If you choose to come directly to our treatment center, you will be able to receive an evaluation immediately. All assessments for treatment must be done face-to-face.

What to Expect

What to expect from your intake assessment

The assessments that we offer as a prerequisite for receiving care are completely confidential and are provided at no cost to you or your loved ones. The purpose of these assessments is to gather as much information as possible regarding your presenting concerns so that we can determine the ways in which we be best able to assist you.

Your assessment will be completed with a friendly and knowledgeable admissions specialist. He or she will ask you questions pertaining to the following:

  • Basic demographics
  • Reasons for seeking treatment
  • Current level of functioning
  • Present stressors
  • Treatment history
  • Medical history
  • Substance use history

The admissions specialist with whom you are working will also do a basic mental status screening.

Once all pertinent information has been gathered, it will be reviewed by one of our psychiatrists who will then work with the clinical team in providing a recommendation for the most appropriate level of care that will best meet your needs.

If it is determined that inpatient treatment will be most beneficial, we will be able to facilitate a smooth transition into care right away. If a lower level of care would be more appropriate, recommendations for that level of care will be provided and options for programming will be explored.

Admissions Criteria

Vermilion Behavioral Health System Admissions Criteria

At Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems, we are dedicated to making sure that each person who enters our doors will be provided with the treatment options that will most optimally place him or her on the path for true recovery and lasting wellness.

In order to ensure that we can appropriately meet the needs of those who are entrusted into our care, there are a few criteria that individuals must meet in order to participate in our inpatient treatment programming. These criteria are outlined briefly in the following:

Adolescent Programming

  • Must be between the ages of 12 and 17
  • Must present with symptoms synonymous with a mental health condition, substance use disorder, or dual diagnosis concerns
  • May be suffering from suicidal ideation / is a danger to self
  • May be at risk for harming others
  • May be unable to engage in age-appropriate activities of daily living due to psychiatric instability
  • May be suffering from an addiction that requires medical detoxification services

Adult Programming

  • Must be aged 18 or older
  • Must present with symptoms synonymous with a mental health condition, substance use disorder, or dual diagnosis concerns
  • May be suffering suicidal ideation / is a danger to self
  • May be at risk for harming others
  • May be unable to function properly as a result of psychiatric instability
  • May be suffering from an addiction that requires medical detoxification services

It is important to keep in mind that all admissions into treatment at Vermilion are done on a case-by-case basis, after thorough review of the person’s presenting needs and concerns. If you have any questions about our admissions criteria, please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you or an important person in your life are suffering from symptoms of a mental health disorder, a substance use disorder, or dual diagnosis concerns, please reach out to the caring staff here at Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems today.

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