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.

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.

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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 psychiatric 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