Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Meet the Staff at Erlanger Behavioral Health

Lalita Ramnaraine, MD

Adult, Adolescent, & Child Psychiatrist

Dr. Lalita Ramnaraine joined Erlanger Behavioral Health in June 2019, following several years in outpatient practice. In addition to being a staff psychiatrist at Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital, she is also the Medical Director of Village Behavioral Health, a residential program for youths struggling with mental illness and/or substance use that is located in Louisville, TN (located near Knoxville).

Dr. Ramnaraine was born and raised in NYC. She completed her undergraduate training and first two years of medical school through the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education located on the CUNY campus in Manhattan, NY. She completed the remaining years of medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical School in Brooklyn NY, earning her Medical Degree (MD). Dr. Ramnaraine then migrated to Gainesville, FL, where she completed her Adult Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Florida. She practiced outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry in Florida, seeing patients as well as serving as the site supervisor for the Child Psychiatry fellows during their community mental health rotation at Meridian Behavioral Health Center, which allowed for experience with treating under-served populations; she also served as the supervising psychiatrist for the CAT team (community outreach program to help youths at risk of being removed from their homes and their families through medication management and intensive in home therapy).

Dr. Ramnaraine, is Board Certified in both General Psychiatry and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Her clinical interests include child and adolescent depression, anxiety disorders and PTSD. She also has experience with treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and disruptive behavior disorders. She uses a variety of treatment modalities including Interpersonal psychotherapy, Psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT, Parent Management Training, and psychopharmacology.

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Marks of Quality Care
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation