The Lincoln Regional Center, a 250 bed, Joint Commission-accredited state psychiatric hospital, is operated by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The Lincoln Regional Center serves people who need very specialized psychiatric services and provides services to people who, because of mental illness, require a highly structured treatment setting. The services provided include:
Psychiatric Services: These are services for people with severe and persistent mental illness who have been committed by a mental health board due to mental illness and dangerous behaviors. The primary mission of the programs is to help individuals stabilize and return to live in the community. Interdisciplinary treatment teams develop individualized treatment plans based upon assessments completed at the time of admission. Discharge planning is part of the treatment plan, and starts when an individual is admitted.
Lincoln Regional Center awarded Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2012, 2013 and 2014. The Joint Commission awarded Lincoln Regional Center Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for staff work in Hospital Based Inpatient Psychiatric facilities. The award has been earned in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
In addition, Psychiatric Services provide evaluation, assessments, and treatment for individuals as ordered by the Nebraska legal systems. The program offers a structured treatment approach which is individualized to the specific needs of the individual patients. Individuals admitted to one of these areas typically have severe and persistent psychiatric disorders; and are ordered for evaluation or treatment through the court.
Sex Offender Service: The Sex Offender Service provides treatment for patients who have a history of sexually deviant behavior. The population includes individuals identified as convicted sex offenders serving sentences through the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services and those individuals who have been committed under an inpatient mental health board order for sex offender treatment. In addition, a transition program works to gradually release the patients with appropriate safeguards to allow patients the opportunity to successfully return to the community.
Whitehall Campus: (Brochure)
The Whitehall Campus at LRC addresses the treatment needs of male adolescents who have offended sexually.
There are residential and treatment group home levels of care.
Each youth has his own room. The program is family-centered and has its own school on the campus.
Youth who complete treatment at Whitehall have a low incidence of reoffending sexually based on an independent study that followed the youth over seven years from completion of treatment.
The Lincoln Regional Center’s scenic 107 acre campus is also the site of a State Arboretum with over 400 species of plants and trees. Nature paths and extensive wildlife help create a peaceful environment for care and treatment.