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Perimeter Behavioral Hospital of Springfield

The Face of Youth Crisis Care

Jan 2024

Perimeter Behavioral Hospital of Springfield
Photo by Morgan Lea PhotographyJared Hogan, Dietary Director | Lauren Huskey, Director of Clinical Services | Patreesha Conner, HR Manager | Crystal Hanson, Sr. Program Director | Alyssa Ingle, CEO | Delaney Yocom, Director of Business Development | Donnell Williams, A&R Director | Stephanie Higbee, Director of Nursing | Ronnie Pinegar, EOC Director

During a mental health crisis, no child or family should suffer alone. Our mission at Perimeter Behavioral Hospital of Springfield is to provide hope and transform lives. We are a behavioral hospital for youth ages 6 to 17 who are in need of acute crisis stabilization services. Our compassionate team offers a secure, therapeutic environment. We care for the individual, not the diagnosis, and help children to stabilize and return to their homes and communities.

Our 32-bed facility is full of patient-centered resources and interventions. Led by our multidisciplinary team of highly skilled therapists and psychiatric providers, we assess, evaluate and review each patient’s unique needs to develop the optimal personalized treatment plan. During a patient’s stay, which is typically 7 to 10 days, we utilize progressive patient centered approaches and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and/or Trust- Based Relational Intervention (TBRI).

At Perimeter Behavioral Hospital of Springfield, we help patients address and resolve the immediate crisis, and we also give them tools to succeed long after their stay is over. Our programming includes a variety of settings that allow patients to explore scenarios in which challenges might arise. For example, our sensory room helps patients learn how to react and interact with the larger world; the room stimulates different areas of the brain to teach young people to better absorb and retain information. Similarly, our game room adds value to therapy and keeps children engaged in a safe environment. We provide education on how to identify and manage struggles, so that patients and families can move forward with confidence and hope.

Because mental health crises know no bounds, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for free, confidential assessments. We are in-network with most major insurance carriers, and we also accept most managed Medicaid plans. If someone you love is seeking help, call us at 417-799-7474. We will walk with you and your loved one as they take the next steps toward healing.

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