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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Visions Partial Hospitalization Treatment Program

At Vermilion Behavioral Health System in Lafayette, Louisiana, our Visions Outpatient Services program offers a partial hospitalization program (PHP) for patients who do not need round-the-clock supervision but would still benefit from intensive, all-day care.

Treatment Offered at Visions PHP

Staffed by our caring and experienced treatment team, Vermilion’s Visions PHP often acts as step-down care for patients who are transitioning out of inpatient care but who would still benefit from all-day care and supervision. The Visions PHP program is open to adult men and women over the age of 18 and provides treatment for a number of disorders and concerns, including but not limited to:

  • Depressive disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Grief
  • Anger
  • Impulse control
  • Change-of-life issues
  • Mild memory impairment
  • Co-occurring substance abuse

A normal day in Visions PHP lasts from morning to afternoon, and typically includes individual therapy, family therapy, medication management, and group therapy opportunities.

Group Therapy at Visions PHP

Groups are a central part of treatment and occur five days per week throughout the day. These groups provide an opportunity for patients to come together and support each other, learn from each other, and practice skills they have been learning throughout the week in a safe, therapist-led environment. Visions PHP offers a number of different types of groups, some of which include:

  • Positive attitude development
  • Cognitive-behavioral
  • Relapse prevention
  • Coping and life skills education
  • Medication management
  • Mindfulness
  • Stress management
  • Anger management
  • Communication and self-expression

Patients typically stay in Visions PHP for about six weeks, but the duration of treatment depends on individual needs, as some individuals may need more or less time in the program. Patients in PHP typically commute from home, though transportation is available for those who live within 45 miles of Vermilion Behavioral Health System.

During treatment in PHP, patients benefit from working closely with our compassionate staff, which consists of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, licensed social workers, licensed professional counselors, mental health technicians, and an art therapist.

The Visions PHP at Vermilion Behavioral Health System in Lafayette is an ideal place for people struggling with mental health issues and co-occurring substance abuse to begin transitioning into greater independence while still benefiting from an intensive and supportive treatment program. If you or your loved one is struggling with symptoms of mental illness and might benefit from Visions PHP at Vermilion Behavioral Health System, do not hesitate to contact us. By seeking treatment, you or your loved one is recruiting allies in the fight to manage the symptoms of mental illness and live a full and satisfying life. With the help of Visions PHP, today may be the first step towards a brighter tomorrow.

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