Lake Charles Memorial Hospital provides comprehensive mental health treatment
for adults, with the backing of a full service hospital. Our psychiatric
services are designed to identify and treat behavioral and psychiatric
mental health problems in adults and the geriatric population.
A team approach combines quality care from a variety of disciplines, including
a psychiatrist, psychiatric nurses, social workers, case managers, activity
therapists, dietitians, occupational therapists and behavioral health
coordinators. The treatment team will individually and collectively observe
and identify problems that resulted in hospitalization to develop a treatment
plan with specific goals and objectives. We aim to promote the highest
level of independence and competence possible for each individual.
Inpatient services are available to treat a broad range of mental health
- Mood disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Cognitive disorders
- Dual diagnosis
Individuals who are suffering from any of the following symptoms may benefit
from the mental health services at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital:
- Danger to themselves or others
- Hearing voices
- Sudden onset of confusion
- Medication mismanagement
For more information on inpatient Psychiatric Health, call (337) 494-3262.
Lake Charles Memorial Psychiatric Services now has an Intensive Outpatient
Program (IOP). The program is tailored to patients who have emotional
and mental issues.
The benefits of intensive outpatient treatment are allowing the patient
to be in treatment without the confinement of a hospital. The goal is
to prevent hospitalization, to assist in the transition from inpatient
hospitalization to home, while encouraging growth, development and improving function.
This program combines psychotherapy and medication management. Licensed
professionals under the direct supervision of a psychiatrist, provide
interventions tailored to each client’s needs. Group, individual
and family therapy are some of the modalities utilized to address issues
such as stress, anger, anxiety, depression, distorted thinking and other
symptoms disrupting a person’s life.
Dr. Said Cantu is honored to be the attending Psychiatrist and will be part of the patient’s
plan of care to help them reach their goals.
An IOP is only 3-4 days a week Monday through Friday with the program beginning
at 9am and ending at 1:30pm. We have full transportation and provide a
light breakfast snack and lunch.
In the event that the patient is seeing another Psychiatrist and has the
desire to attend LCMH’s IOP, the patient will stop seeing the current
Psychiatrist and be seen by Dr. Cantu for the duration of the program.
When the patient is discharged from the program, the patient will be discharged
back to the Psychiatrist he/she had prior to entering our program, if
they so desire.
For more information on outpatient psychiatric health, call (337) 477-9024.
Psychiatric Health Brochure