Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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 Pontotoc 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Millcreek of Pontotoc Treatment Center.

  • These restrictions have 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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.

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.

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Psychiatric Residential Program in Northern Mississippi

Millcreek of Pontotoc offers residential and outpatient treatment programs for children, teens, and young adults who are struggling with behavioral and mental health concerns.

Residential Program Overview

Learn about Millcreek of Pontotoc’s residential program in Mississippi

At Millcreek of Pontotoc, a treatment clinic in North Mississippi, we offer psychiatric residential treatment (PRTF) programs for children and adolescents between the ages of 6 and 20. This program provided by our clinic is designed to meet the intensive behavioral and educational needs of emotionally disturbed youth in North Mississippi. This program is open to boys and girls, with a total of 51 beds available throughout three different cottages. Children and adolescents in each cottage are separated by age, gender, presenting issue, and developmental abilities. Our three cottages include:

  • Magnolia cottage (houses boys only)
  • Grapevine cottage (houses girls only)
  • Daltwood cottage (houses girls, ages 15-18 and boys, ages of 6-10)
Types of Treatment

Treatments and therapies offered in Millcreek of Pontotoc’s residential program

The children and adolescents who take part in our treatment clinic’s residential treatment program are afforded a number of therapeutic programs that are tailored to meet the individualized needs of each patient. Some of the therapeutic programs included in each child’s treatment plan at our clinic in North Mississippi include the following:

  • Individual therapy sessions are held in 60 minute increments at a minimum of one time each week at our treatment clinic. These sessions are designed to be a time for patients to meet one-on-one with their therapists in order to discuss any presenting problems or concerns, to track treatment goals and progress made, and to work on personal skills-building. Additional individual sessions can be added any time depending on a patient’s specific needs or when requested.
  • Group therapy sessions are held in 60 minute increments, five times each week. During these sessions, a vast array of topics are discussed, examples of which may include peer pressure, aggression, bullying, following rules, and goal-setting. All group sessions are tailored to meet the particular needs of the specific patients taking part in that group, so topics will vary.
  • Family therapy sessions are held in 60 minute increments and occur at least twice per month. However, knowing the importance of family involvement in creating successful treatment outcomes, families are welcome to come in more often if they are available to, or depending on a child’s needs.
  • Experiential therapies are offered for patients in order to provide a thorough, well-rounded approach to treatment. Such therapies include art therapy, play therapy, and daily recreational therapy.
  • Clinical staffings occur twice during the first month that patients are taking part in programming at Millcreek, and then once per month for every subsequent month that they remain in treatment. These staffings are provided in order for patients and their parents or guardians to have specified times to meet with the patients’ treatment teams in order to discuss progress in all areas of treatment, including therapeutically and academically.
  • Medication management is offered to all patients on an ongoing basis as each child has a psychiatrist as part of their treatment team who is thoroughly involved in the treatment planning process. Each child will meet with their psychiatrist at least once each week while taking part it our residential treatment program at our clinic.
  • Educational services are provided to all children and adolescents in our treatment clinic’s PRTF program through our fully accredited, onsite therapeutic day school. Classes are held from 8:00am-11:00am every day, at which time children break for an hour of group therapy and then have lunch. After lunch, patients return to class from 12:30pm-2:00pm. Classes are offered in small classrooms with low student-to-teacher and student-to-aide ratios in order to ensure that all academic needs are fully addressed.
Learn More

Learn more about Millcreek of Pontotoc’s residential program in Mississippi

If your child or adolescent is struggling with behavioral and/or emotional disturbances, and would benefit taking part in the intensive nature of our treatment clinic’s residential programs, look no further than Millcreek of Pontotoc, located in North Mississippi. The caring and compassionate staff here at our treatment clinic will do all that we can in order to address all of your child’s unique developmental, emotional, and educational needs. We are here to help children and adolescents lead healthier, more productive lives.

Thank you to the doctors and staff at Millcreek for helping our family healing. We will be forever grateful.

– Jan D.