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

Adolescent Residential Treatment Programs in Mississippi

Millcreek of Magee Treatment Center offers residential treatment and home-based programs for children & adolescents struggling with psychiatric and behavioral disorders.

About Our Adolescent Residential Treatment

Learn about the adolescent residential treatment services at Millcreek of Magee Treatment Center in Mississippi

When a child or adolescent battles a psychiatric condition that prevents successful treatment completion or recovery, they may require a more intensive form of treatment. In order to fulfill this treatment need for youth with severe symptoms of mental health conditions, Millcreek of Magee has designed programs that incorporates comprehensive and effective treatments for a number of mental illnesses.

Millcreek of Magee, a behavioral disorders treatment facility in Mississippi, our psychiatric residential treatment facility, also known as PRTF, is the only program for care of its kind that offers treatment to young individuals under the age of 18. The PRTF program provides care for children and adolescents between the ages of 6 and 21 who have psychiatric needs that cannot be met in less restrictive treatment settings at a facility. The around-the-clock care and supervision provided in this treatment program help children and adolescents understand how thought processes and behavior impacts their lives, realize new methods for managing symptoms and problematic behaviors, and achieve true healing and success during the therapeutic program at a treatment facility.

Positive Reinforcement

Millcreek of Magee Treatment Center 's positive reinforcement treatment and phase system

Specially trained mental health professionals at a treatment facility administer treatment in this program and experienced psychiatrists are on hand to prescribe and monitor medication if it is deemed necessary for a youth’s individual treatment program. Cognitive behavioral therapy is the primary modality utilized within this program, along with research-based journaling and the Phase System, which rewards children and adolescents while they are in our facility’s treatment program. Positive reinforcement is a cornerstone to this program and includes four phases:

  • Exploration
  • Knowledge
  • Motivation
  • Achievement
Therapy & Programming

The types of therapy & individualized programming you can expect from the adolescent residential treatment program at Millcreek of Magee Treatment Center in Mississippi

Additionally, there are several therapeutic interventions that are woven throughout the PRTF program. Implemented to address the symptoms of many psychiatric conditions, the following methods of care are provided at our treatment facility:

  • Individual therapy is offered once per week, minimum
  • Family therapy is conducted two times per month
  • Group therapies are provided at a minimum of three times per week and cover topics such as anger management, the development, and utilization of coping skills, relationship skills, trauma-related issues, and independent living skills
  • Recreation therapy is held daily

Experiential therapy programs, of which have proven effective in helping youth overcome symptoms of mental illnesses, can be accessed by children and adolescents in this program and include the following:

  • Music therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Fitness club
  • Walking club
  • Book club
  • Gym
What to Expect

What to expect from the adolescent residential treatment program at Millcreek of Magee Treatment Center in Mississippi

Lastly, those who are engaged in this program attend an onsite school from 9 am until 3 pm, Monday through Friday, and are taught by Highly Qualified Licensed Teachers at our treatment facility. Classroom sizes are small so that each child or adolescent can receive more individualized treatment within an academic setting. Doing this enables each youth to have their education and learning needs met in an effective and efficient manner. At least one therapeutic aide assists the teachers in each classroom, and additional aides can be provided if it meets the needs of the child or adolescent.

If you have a child or adolescent who requires more intensive treatment but has not been successful in other treatment programs, the PRTF program at Millcreek of Magee, located in Mississippi, is where your child can find therapeutic success, relief from severe mental health conditions, and hope for a bright future.