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 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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Millcreek of Pontotoc Treatment Center.

  • 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

Therapeutic Day School 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.

Therapeutic Day School Program Overview

Learn about Millcreek of Pontotoc’s therapeutic day school program in Mississippi

At Millcreek of Pontotoc, a treatment clinic in North Mississippi, we are sensitive to the educational needs of children and adolescents who are struggling with emotional and behavioral disturbances. In an effort to provide comprehensive treatment programs for these children, our clinic offers a therapeutic day school treatment program for youth between the ages of 6 and 20. This program, which is designed to offer a community-based element to the continuum of care provided by our treatment clinic in North Mississippi, offers therapy and educational services to children and adolescents who are able to live in a community setting, but who need more intensive behavioral and special education services. This treatment program, which is fully accredited and funded by the Mississippi Department of Education, takes place from 8:00am-2:30pm daily and is located on five separate campuses at our clinic:

  • Millcreek of Batesville
  • Millcreek of Greenville
  • Millcreek of Kosciusko
  • Millcreek of Pontotoc
  • Millcreek of Starkville

Provided in a traditional educational environment, our clinic’s educational programs have a student-to-aide ratio of 5:1. With this small ratio, all of the specific needs of each child can be fully attended to while he or she receives special education services.

Types of Treatment

Treatments and therapies offered in Millcreek of Pontotoc’s therapeutic day school program

With the goal of being a special education school that has a therapy component encompassed within, our treatment clinic in North Mississippi offers a variety of therapeutic interventions for the children and adolescents who take part in this particular program. Such interventions include:

  • Individual therapy sessions are held twice each week for 30 minutes per session. These sessions are designed to be a time for students to meet one-on-one with their therapists where they can discuss any presenting problems or concerns, track treatment goals, and work on personal skills-building. Additional individual sessions can be added at any time depending on a student’s particular needs, or when it is specifically requested.
  • Group therapy sessions are held twice per week at our treatment clinic and has a cognitive behavioral therapeutic approach to treatment. During these sessions, a wide variety of topics are discussed, examples of which may include goal-setting, peer pressure, aggression, following rules, and bullying. All group sessions are tailored to meet the unique needs of the students participating in that particular group.
  • Family therapy sessions are held at a minimum of once per month, however, additional sessions may be added depending on a child’s needs or when requested. We believe that family involvement is paramount to eliciting successful treatment outcomes, and our staff makes every effort to keep the family members of our students actively involved in all aspects of the therapeutic process.
  • Medication management is offered for students who are taking part in this program. Each child has a psychiatrist as part of his or her treatment team who is thoroughly involved in the treatment planning process.
  • Clinical staffings occur twice during the first month that a student is in attendance at Millcreek, and then once per month for every subsequent month that they are in our care. These staffings are designed to be a time for everyone on the child’s treatment team to meet together with their parents or guardians in order to discuss their progress, including therapeutically and academically.

Learn More

Learn more about Millcreek of Pontotoc’s therapeutic day school program in Mississippi

The caring and compassionate staff at our treatment clinic at Millcreek of Pontotoc, located in North Mississippi, works tirelessly to ensure that all children and adolescents enrolled in our therapeutic day school treatment program have all of their unique developmental, emotional, and education needs met. If your child is struggling with behavioral and emotional disturbances, and is falling behind academically as a result, look no further than the treatment programs at Millcreek of Pontotoc. We are here to help children 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.