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Mental Health Services

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 44 million Americans suffer from a mental health disorder.  Even among those who do not—we all face challenges at different times in our lives, and mental health support can help.

If you or a loved one need help, here are some options:

Mental Health Services available at Franklin Regional Hospital & Lakes Region General Hospital
Franklin Regional Hospital:
  • DRF (Designated Receiving Facility) - 24-hour care in our inpatient mental health unit. Admissions come from Emergency Departments all over the state. Patients may be admitted for a voluntary or involuntary examination if there is reason to believe that he/she is mentally ill, they are a serious danger to his/her self or others, or they are likely to suffer from neglect or harm if the current behavior continues.   
Lakes Region General Hospital Substance Use Services
  • The LRGHealthcare Recovery Clinic is available at Occupational Health Services at both Franklin Regional Hospital and Hillside Medical Park in Gilford.
  • The Doorway at LRGHealthcare is also available to you.  Simply walk through the front door at LRGH during normal business hours and ask for the Doorway to speak to a recovery coach or dial 211 after hours.

 A number of qualified independent therapists are also available in this region. If you are seeking a mental health professional, please talk with your primary care provider, or see a list of mental health providers in your area.

The LRGHealthcare Senior Psychiatric Services program was developed to provide patients, families, caregivers, and providers with a place to turn for help in evaluating and treating seniors facing behavioral and pyschiatric challenges.

LRGHealthcare Senior Psychiatric Services

  • Dedicated, gero-psychiatric unit, safe, secure facility with trained and experienced staff, 24-hours-a-day
  • Round the clock coverage by psychiatrists
  • Referral line (603-527-7100 ) is answered by qualified staff around the clock
  • Patients receive individualized care in a multidisciplinary team approach
  • Program location within community hospital provides access to all acute care services for co-existing medical conditions
  • Dedicated social worker/care managers work with patients and families during inpatient stay and coordinate discharge plans and follow-up care

Admissions and Consultations

LRGHealthcare’s Senior Psychiatric Services Unit primarily serves patients who are 55 and older.

A psychiatrist is available 24-hours-a-day for physician consultations. During regular business hours, please call directly at (603) 527-7098. Weekends and evenings please call our Information and Referral line at (603) 527-7100, and a psychiatrist will be paged for you.

LRGHealthcare Senior Psychiatric Services
Lakes Region General Hospital
80 Highland Street
Laconia, NH 03246

Information and Referral Line: (603) 527-7100

Physician Consultation Line: (603) 527-7098

Download a Senior Psychiatric Services Referral Form HERE

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