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 Little Creek Behavioral Health 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 Little Creek Behavioral Health.

  • 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

Little Creek Behavioral Health in Conway, Arkansas, provides comprehensive residential services for children and adolescents ages 12-18 who have been experiencing mental and behavioral health concerns. We are committed to working closely with all referral sources to ensure that each young person receives the personalized care that best meets their unique needs.

Referral Process

Referring a child or adolescent to our residential treatment program in Conway, AR

Many of the children and adolescents who receive care at Little Creek Behavioral Health are referred to our facility by doctors, therapists, representatives of county or state agencies, and other professionals. If you are treating or otherwise responsible for a young person who can benefit from our services, we welcome the opportunity to discuss our programming and help you decide if our facility is the right place for the child or adolescent.

You can start the referral process by calling us at your convenience. A member of our team is available to speak with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. During this initial call, we will collect some basic information about the child or adolescent, provide you with a detailed overview of our referral process, and answer any questions that you have.

Prior to approving a young person’s placement at Little Creek, we must receive and review a completed admissions packet. During your call, we’ll discuss the information that should be included in this packet.

Once our team reviews the admissions packet and determines that the child or adolescent is a good fit for our programming, we’ll coordinate with the appropriate parties to arrange for transportation and schedule the intake appointment.

Collaboration & Coordination

Our commitment to working with the professionals who refer children and adolescents to our residential treatment facility in Conway, AR

At Little Creek Behavioral Health, we understand the importance of coordination and collaboration to ensure that each young person has an optimal treatment experience. We also value the relationships that we have developed with professionals throughout the United States who have referred children and adolescents to our facility.

When you refer a young person to Little Creek, you can do so secure in the knowledge that we’ll work closely with you to ensure that you have the information you need provided in the manner that’s right for you. Just as we customize each patient’s care so it is most beneficial to them, we also personalize our communication strategies for the doctors, therapists, child and family service personnel, and others who refer children and adolescents to us.

Once we have admitted a patient that you have referred, a member of our team will contact you to discuss the type of information you want to receive, as well as the frequency with which you would like to be updated on the young person’s progress.

The primary goal of Little Creek Behavioral Health is to provide the highest quality of care that will prepare young people to make sustained progress toward improved health. We realize that our patients’ time at our residential treatment facility in Conway, Arkansas, will be just one part of their journey, and we want to ensure that they have the best possible support during and after their time in our care. Effective communication with the professionals who refer children and adolescents to us is a vital component of this effort.

Admission Criteria

Admissions criteria at our residential treatment facility for children and adolescents in Conway, AR

Our facility provides long-term residential care for young people ages 12-18. Our comprehensive services include an academic program and a specialized treatment track for children and adolescents who are deaf or hard of hearing.

All admissions decisions at Little Creek are made on an individual basis following a thorough review of each prospective patient’s needs and treatment history. In general, we accept young people who can benefit from extended residential treatment for concerns such as the following:

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Aggression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Conduct disorder
  • Depressive disorders
  • Intermittent explosive disorder (IED)
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Reactive attachment disorder (RAD)
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal ideation

We are also able to help children and adolescents who have a primary mental health diagnosis and who are also struggling with a co-occurring substance use disorder.

For additional information about Little Creek Behavioral Health, or to make a referral to our residential treatment facility in Conway, Arkansas, please contact us directly.

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