Education and Awareness campaigns aimed at helping reduce the stigma of mental illness were made possible with a $10,000 grant from the Health Sciences Foundation. As well, Adult Mental Health has received some new electronics through a Volunteer Association/Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE grant. The flat screen TV, DVD/VCR player and Nintendo Wii are helping improve patients’ moods, lessen their anxiety and support their relaxation.
Telephones are available to patients at a rate of $3.50 per day, payable at discharge at the Patient Billing and Cashier Services.
Public telephones are located throughout the Hospital.
The Hospital uses a third party long distance company for our long distance services. Long distance calls may be made using a Calling Card, Credit Card, Collect or Third Party Charge.
To make a long distance call:
TTY telephones for the hearing impaired are available at the public phones located in the Main Lobby, the Emergency Department and the Cafeteria. Portable TTY phones and telephone amplifiers for the Hearing Impaired are available upon request. Call Switchboard by dialing “0” for the loan. A replacement fee will be charged if the item is not returned to Switchboard once the patient is discharged.
Cell phones may be used in approved areas that have been indicated via signage.