FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:          March 23, 2020

Guidelines for Appointments

Parsons, Kansas –  Labette Center for Mental Health Services, Inc. is dedicated to providing care to those we serve in Labette County.  We will continue to provide services to our patients but there will be some adjustment to how some of these services are provided. 
 
In order to help contain the spread of COVID-19 the Center will make the following changes to how appointments take place. 
 
  • Effective Monday March 23rd, 2020 at 1:00pm all non-crisis appointments will be conducted through telephone and televideo, including therapy and case management services. 
  • Initial appointments will be done in the office. 
  • Medical appointments will continue as normal, but the situation will be evaluated on a continual basis to be vigilant in our efforts to keep our staff and those we serve safe and healthy.
  • All group programs will be cancelled, including peer support, alcohol and drug use groups, etc.
    Access to the Labette Center’s facilities will be limited to the public.
     
These guidelines will be in effect through April 6th, at which time we will re-evaluate the situation to determine what the safety needs are at that time.
 
Labette Center for Mental Health Services (LCMHS) is actively engaging with local and state officials to best serve our community during the current situation.  Labette Center is dedicated to serving our community while valuing the health of our clients, staff and community partners.  Updates will be provided on changes that may occur.
 
Individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis can access the 24/7 crisis services line by calling 620-421-3770 or 800-303-3770. 
 
For information regarding COVID-19 please visit the following websites for the most accurate information: KDHE (Kansas Department of Health and Environment) at kdheks.gov and the Labette County Health Department at labettecounty.com/health-dept.
 
Most importantly, we want you to know that we will continue to provide mental health services in the most effective and safe way possible. For updates and current information regarding Labette Center, please follow our Facebook Page or visit our website at www.lcmhs.com.