Janet Armand, Director of Nursing at Savoy Medical Center’s New Horizons Psych unit was the guest speaker at today’s (Tuesday) meeting at the Ville Platte Rotary Club.
The 34 bed unit offers a dual purpose: as a Chemical Detox unit for short stays and for the treatment of emotional and behavioral problems. They offer two levels of treatment for adult and geriatric patients including inpatient hospitalization and an intensive outpatient program.
New Horizons has two psychiatrists on staff from Alexandria along with a Nurse Practitioner.
She said referrals can be made be made by primary care physicians, social workers, nursing facilities and concerned family members. Payment options include Medicaid, Medicare, primate insurance and private pay.
She was the guest of Rotarians Jackie Riche and Steve Phillips.