IN PATIENT FAQ’s
For additional information contact the following organizations:
- National Institute of Mental Health, Public Information Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
- National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Colonial Place Three - 2107 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia 22201
- American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
- American Psychiatric Association
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
What are the signs that I may need behavioral health services?
There are many possible reasons for seeking out behavioral health services: a sense of feeling overwhelmed, decreased effectiveness in daily coping skills, loss of interest in regular or enjoyable activities, increased anxiety sleep disturbances, forgetfulness, or loss of concentration, mood swings, depression, social isolation, alcohol or chemical abuse, hallucinations, and auditory disturbances.
How do I find out if I could benefit from behavioral health assistance?
Start by speaking to your family physician. Primary care providers can direct you to the appropriate behavioral health professionals and organizations for an evaluation. In cases of emergency, or extreme distress in which you or another are in danger of harming yourself or others, call 911 or seek immediate assistance from an emergency room or clinic.
What is the average length of stay for a patient at Apollo?
The length of stay for a patient at Apollo is determined by the individualized treatment plan addressing their unique needs. Generally, an average length of stay is about seven to fourteen days.
What ages does Apollo accept?
Adult patients are considered 18 – 55 years of age and Geriatric patients are considered 55 years of age and older. Apollo recognizes the differences in the treatment needs of these two populations and strives to create distinct and optimally beneficial therapeutic treatment environments for each.
Does Apollo provide transportation?
Apollo will work with referral sources and other contingencies to assure patient transportation needs.
Can a patient be admitted involuntarily to Apollo?
There are generally two types of admissions:
Voluntary – A patient voluntarily requests admission
Involuntary – There are three forms of involuntary admission:
P.E.C. – Physician Emergency Certificate
O.P.C. – Order of Protective Custody (Judicial)
C.E.C. – Coroner Emergency Certificate
Where can I find information about mental health disorders?
Contact the National Mental Health Information Center for free publications on mental health topics.
Phone: (800) 789-2647
Email: email@example.com (include your mailing address)
Online order: http://nmhicstore.samhsa.gov/publications/ordering.aspx.
What do I need to bring to the hospital?
It is best to pack a small bag of clothes, shoes and personal hygiene necessities for a 3 day visit. If additional items are needed, Hospital staff will arrange for them to be delivered by family or friends.
OUT PATIENT FAQ’s
Where is this facility located?
The facility is located on 923 Executive Park Avenue, Suite 12, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806. It is behind Bon-Mache Mall off of Harry drive between Lobdell Avenue and Ardenwood Avenue.
Directions to APOLLO Outpatient Clinic?
If you are coming from the downtown side or I-10, I-110, take Florida blvd exit and come away from downtown toward the Mall. Make left on to Ardenwood Drive and then first right on to Harry drive and then first left onto executive Park Avenue. We are in third brown building on left in suite 12. If you are coming from airline highway side, take Florida blvd exit and then take a right on to Lobdell Avenue and then left on to Harry drive. Pass a stop sigh and make second right on to executive Park Avenue. We are in third brown building on left in suite 12
How many hours/day do we attend Intensive Outpatient Program?
Typically you will participate in 1-4 group/individual sessions per day. Our group sessions run from 9 AM to 2 PM. Each session is 45-50 min.
How Many days in a week we attend Partial Hospital Program?
Typically you will attend 4-6 days in a week.
How Many days in a week we attend Intensive Outpatient Program?
Typically you will attend 1-3 days in a week.
What is the length of stay in the (PHP/IOP) program?
It depends on individual patient needs; It varies from few weeks to few months.
Who provide Out Patient (PHP/IOP) services?
Licensed Clinical social workers, Qualified Mental Health Professionals, Licensed Professional Counselors, Qualified Activity therapists, Licensed Activity Therapists, Psychiatric Nurses and Licensed Psychiatrists.
Do you provide Transportation?
Transportation is not part of the program, however courtesy Transportation is provided to patients to and from their residence. It is up to the individual patient’s choice to sign up for transportation indemnifying ABHH from any liability.
Do you provide Lunch?
Lunch is not part of the program, however courtesy Lunch is provided to patients. It is up to the individual patient’s choice to sign up for lunch indemnifying ABHH from any liability. ABHH will make reasonable accommodations to special diets.
Apollo Behavioral Health Hospital provides admission services 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Contact us at (225) 663-2881 or 1-855-435-4322.You can fax the referral packet to 225-355-1555