South Lane Mental health adopts changes for non-critical care

In an effort to contain the spread of Covid-19, effective immediately through Sunday, April 5, South Lane Mental Health will be moving non-critical services to video conference and telephone therapy sessions. 

  • Services being moved to telehealth include prescribing, outpatient and the Substance Use Disorder program.
  • In addition to maintaining services with SLMH clients over the phone, SLMH will move all intakes to either video-conference or phone. For intake or other questions, call the main number at 541-942-3939.
  • SLMH has temporarily suspended its walk-in crisis services. However, we will maintain crisis and referral services via the phone at 541-942-3939
  • SLMH will continue all critical day-to-day services including our BRC Foster Home, Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT), Intensive Outpatient Services for Youth, and PHCG Emergency Dept. Until further notice, SLMH is restricting access to the BRC to residents and staff only.
  • Essential in-persons services for all clients, such as distribution of medications and money, will be coordinated and conducted by the ACT team. SLMH will be limiting in-person contact with clients to those team members.
  • School based therapists will continue to be in touch with student clients in order to offer telehealth options.
  • These are not absolutes and critical cases will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

SLMH are running out of Personal Protective Equipment for its ACT team and nurses (masks, gloves, hand sanitizers), so anyone who has access to those items who would like to donate them can drop them off at the SLMH Birch Street location (1345 Birch St.) after calling 541-942-3939 number to arrange pick up.

"We thank you for your patience and understanding during these challenging times, and please know that SLMH will be here for you throughout," said Damien J. A. Sands, executive director.


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