ELIZABETH LAYTON CENTER CHANGES IN RESPONSE TO COVID19
Limited public access to ELC’s buildings
Ottawa, Kansas, April 2020 – Elizabeth Layton Center (ELC) continues to provide essential mental health and substance use treatment services during this time of COVID19 crisis. In order to continue providing services in a manner that is safe for clients and staff, ELC is requiring the use of “telehealth” services when possible. Telehealth means services are delivered by telephone or televideo. Starting 4/9/20, public access to ELC buildings will be limited to those who are unable to participate by telephone or televideo.
Leslie Bjork, ELC Executive Director shares, “Behavioral health services delivered through telehealth are convenient, effective and helpful in allowing all of us to practice social distancing. Our compassionate staff are here to serve and can help walk you through the process of receiving behavioral health care in this new method.”
Elizabeth Layton Center now offers Crisis Services, New Client Admissions, Therapy, Medication Management, Case Management and Peer Support services by telephone and televideo. Face-to-face services are limited to those who cannot participate by telehealth. People who arrive in person to ELC offices will be required to complete a COVID-screening process prior to entry.
Managing the coronavirus outbreak can be stressful for adults and children. Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include
Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones
Changes in sleep or eating patterns
Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
Worsening of chronic health problems
Worsening of mental health conditions
Increased use of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs
“ELC offers convenient and comprehensive services that can help.” says Bjork. “Coping effectively with stress helps us to stay healthier, and it makes our community stronger.”
Elizabeth Layton Center is the designated Community Mental Health Center serving Franklin and Miami Counties.
If you would like more information about this topic please call Elizabeth Layton Center
at 785.242.3780 (Franklin County) or 913.557.9096 (Miami County)
Contact: Leslie Bjork, Elizabeth Layton Center