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Our Lady of Peace Opens Assessment and Referral Center at KentuckyOne Health Office Park in Lexington
Lexington, Ky. (March 22, 2016) — Our Lady of Peace (OLOP) continues to expand its mental and behavioral health care services, and recently opened a satellite assessment and referral center at KentuckyOne Health Office Park in Lexington. The center, which opened earlier this month, was born out of an effort to continue expanding services to patients statewide as the need continues to swell. Since OLOP staff started working in Lexington in July 2013, the staff has quickly grown from four to 19 to help meet the need.
“Previously, some patients visited emergency rooms to request a mental or behavioral health evaluation and referral, where mobile OLOP counselors would perform the assessment,” said Jessica Campbell, director of assessment and referral services, Our Lady of Peace.
“Now, patients can visit the new satellite center to receive evaluations and referrals, helping reduce traffic in emergency rooms as well as patient wait time, and eliminate patients paying an emergency room copay for evaluations. It’s definitely an exciting development for the community.”
The evaluations help determine what level of care patients require, and determine if a shuttle to the Louisville facility is needed. The new location may be of particular help to children with behavioral and special needs, as it can be challenging for parents to wait for extended periods of time for an assessment in an ER.
The no charge level of care assessments take place at many Lexington hospitals, including Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Jessamine and Saint Joseph Berea. OLOP also offers assessments in Fayette County Public Schools and surrounding school systems, as well as court, Cabinet for Health and Family Services offices and the Fayette County Juvenile-Regional Detention Facility.
The new Assessment and Referral Center at KentuckyOne Health Office Park will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. Scheduled appointments and walk-ins are welcome. The office is located at 1401 Harrodsburg Road, Suite A-400 in Lexington. To make an appointment, patients can call 859.313.3515.
About Our Lady of Peace
Our Lady of Peace, a part of KentuckyOne Health, is a private, not-for-profit psychiatric hospital in Louisville, Ky. The hospital was originally founded in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and is currently operating 223 beds, one of the largest in the nation. The Kosair Charities Children’s Peace Center at Our Lady of Peace is the largest and most comprehensive private provider of child/adolescent inpatient psychiatric care in the country. Our Lady of Peace operates a full continuum of psychiatric services for patients from young children to adults. There are specialty programs for children and adolescents who have complex treatment needs, such as intellectual or developmental disabilities; forensic issues for females; and/or co-occurring substance use issues. Patients come to Peace from all over Kentucky and the surrounding region, visit www.KentuckyOneHealth.org/ourladyofpeace.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including, hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved. The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.