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Residential Mental Health Treatment Programs for Adults and Adolescents

Residential treatment usually is the best level of care for individuals leaving a hospital or locked psychiatric acute care facility. Licensed nurses and residential staff are onsite 24 hours a day.

What is a residential treatment program?

Mental health residential treatment programs give clients the time, space, and support they need to recover from an episode of mental illness. Clients learn how to manage their diagnoses and acquire skills needed to stay healthy.

Unlike a hospital, all of our residential communities in Atlanta, Georgia, are unlocked, voluntary facilities surrounded by gardens. Clients enjoy private bedrooms and bathrooms and participate in social activities on campus and out in the community. All of our residential facilities are licensed by the State of Georgia and accredited by The Joint Commission.

COVID-19 PROGRAM UPDATE

Residential Admissions to a Precautionary Facility

During this pandemic, instead of organizing our adult residential campuses by client age, all adult clients admit to the precautionary floor of South Campus and then transition to the residential floor of South Campus or Rollins Campus.

On the day of admission, Skyland Trail will schedule a Quidel antigen test for COVID-19 with a local partner.* The client will report to the testing site for drive through testing and should receive results in 20 minutes to 2 hours. If test results are negative, the client may proceed to Skyland Trail South Campus to continue with the admission process. If results are positive, the client must return home to quarantine until medically cleared. Family members may not enter South Campus.

Adult residential clients admit directly to the precautionary floor of South Campus and receive a history & physical exam within 48 hours of admission. Clients must remain isolated in their private rooms for three days. During this time, meals and medications will be delivered to their rooms. They can participate in individual and group therapy sessions remotely via zoom online video conferencing. They may leave their rooms to spend scheduled time individually in the gardens.

On day four, Skyland Trail will provide transportation back to the testing site, where the client will receive a second antigen test. If test results are negative, the client may be cleared to transition to the residential floor of South Campus or directly Rollins Campus, depending on where rooms are available.

Clients at Rollins Campus meet in person for groups and individual primary counselor sessions while practicing physical distancing. Individual psychiatry sessions take place through zoom. All residential clients at South Campus and Rollins Campus reside in private rooms with private bathrooms.

Clients on the residential floor of South Campus are transported to Rollins Campus to participate in treatment Monday through Friday and to participate in LEAP on Saturday and Saturday. Clients on the residential floor of South Campus may transition to Rollins Campus as rooms become available.

*Clients who are traveling to Atlanta by plane must arrive in Atlanta, then quarantine in a hotel (or other local accommodations) for four days before the day of admission.

Adults Ages 18+

Adults ages 18 and older who admit to the residential treatment program typically stay in the residential level of care for 8 to 12 weeks before stepping down to day treatment.

Adolescents 14-17

Adolescents ages 14 to 17 who admit to the residential treatment program typically stay at the residential level of care for 6 to 12  weeks before stepping down to day treatment.

READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP?

Contact our admissions team to learn how Skyland Trail can help you or your loved one.