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 Millcreek of Magee Treatment Center 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 Millcreek of Magee Treatment Center.

  • 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

Professional Referrals

In an effort to provide a collaborative approach to helping children and adolescents who are battling emotional disturbances and developmental delays, the entire staff here at Millcreek of Magee Treatment Center works diligently with medical professionals throughout our community.

We offer our patients a wide range of mental health services including our psychiatric residential treatment facility program, our intermediate care facility program, therapeutic group homes, and therapeutic day school treatment programs. Admission into each one of our programs is typically obtained by a referral from a mental health professional or the Mississippi Department of Human Services.

Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF)

Once a psychiatric evaluation, an intelligence test, and a letter of recommendation for admission has been received, the referral source is contacted and a telephone assessment is completed regarding the child’s progress in his or her current placement. All information gathered will then be used to determine approval or denial for admission.

Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID)

Most referrals for this program come from the child’s physician, however, parents are able to contact us directly to schedule a telephone assessment for their child in order to obtain the information needed to gain approval for admission.

Therapeutic Group Homes

The evaluation process for our group homes begins when the Mississippi Department of Human Services sends in a residential application for the child. This application is then forwarded to our program directors who will determine if admission for this program is appropriate.

Therapeutic Day School Treatment Program

As soon as referral information is received and all psychiatric evaluations and/or special education documentations are sent to the principal of the day treatment site, they will be able to review all information to make a determination about admission.

At Millcreek Behavioral Health, we are always available to review all referrals for our programs. If you have patients who are in need of intensive behavioral healthcare treatment, we want to work with you so that they can get the highest quality of care available. Our physicians and multidisciplinary teams focus on providing thorough medication management and comprehensive therapeutic interventions for everyone who is entrusted into our care. We are confident to be your partner of choice when it comes to meeting all of your patients’ needs.