Evaluation & Admission Information

What to Bring to Your Scheduled Assessment Appointment

  • Identification card
  • Insurance card
  • Pharmacy card
  • Social Security card
  • Guardianship documents, if applicable
  • Custody documents for children and adolescents, if applicable

What Happens During the Assessment

Behavioral health care starts with an evaluation comprised of a clinical interview with one of our mental health specialists. Evaluations may last from 1-2 hours, as you will meet with a Masters level clinician or nurse. During this time, a member of our professional staff meets with you to evaluate your needs and review your treatment options with you. Following the evaluation, we will provide a comprehensive recommendation to the individual and/or their family for ongoing outpatient counseling, residential care, or further physical/psychological assessment. If treatment at our facility is not appropriate, we will refer you to another agency or specialist who can best meet your needs.

What Happens At Admission

During the admissions process, you will meet with an Intake Specialist who will review your rights, insurance information and have you sign various consents for treatment. You will also have a series of comprehensive evaluations, including a nursing assessment, psychosocial evaluation, oral history and a physical exam. You will then be escorted to the appropriate unit. On the unit, your treatment team will meet with you to set goals and formulate your treatment plan.


We welcome referrals from emergency rooms, hospitals, clinics, psychiatrists, mental health professionals, social service agencies, school systems and insurance companies. We evaluate potential patients for admission to learn which treatment option – inpatient, partial or outpatient – is most appropriate to the individual’s needs. Please call us at 1-888-796-1101 with your questions.

Please Download Outpatient Clinical Referral Form and fax the form to 510-818-6399 when completed.