Referral Sources

Individuals can be admitted to our unit in a variety of ways:

  • They can be referred through the emergency room of a hospital

  • They can be referred through our Crisis Walk-In Clinic; individuals referred through the Crisis Walk-In Clinic must receive medical clearance through their primary care physician or the emergency room.

Admissions Process

All patients must be medically cleared prior to admission. Once an individual has been referred from one of these sources, meets our admissions criteria, and we have a bed available, we will admit them to the unit. Upon arrival to the unit, we will complete a nursing assessment.

We will also complete a skin assessment; many individuals in our care experience skin issues related to age or medical conditions, and we can help address those issues while they are on the unit. Finally, we complete a safety search to ensure that no contraband items are being brought onto the unit.

After the intake process, we offer a tour of the unit and the private bedroom and bathroom; we ensure that each individual we treat is fully comfortable with their surroundings.