Admissions Process

Admission to the inpatient program is based on assessment of a variety of clinical criteria to ensure the patient's needs will be met by our services. Our admissions coordinator, along with medical staff, conducts a comprehensive assessment of the needs of each patient seeking admission, based on materials sent by the outpatient treating clinician/team.

The admissions coordinator is the point of contact for all issues related to referrals. Any questions/concerns regarding referral status should be directed to the admissions coordinator at the number provided below.

Please note: All patients must have an outpatient treatment team (therapist & psychiatrist) prior to admission with whom they can continue to work upon discharge.

Referral Process:

  • The treating clinician must refer a prospective patient through personal phone contact with the admissions coordinator. The coordinator can be contacted at (410) 938-5078, or 1-800-627-0330 x5078.
  • Each treating clinician must then fill out and submit via fax the referral packet. Our fax number is 410-938-5079.
  • The admissions coordinator will gather demographic and clinical information for purposes of intake screening.
  • The admissions coordinator will promptly notify the referrer whether the patient has been accepted based on clinical appropriateness, bed availability, and insurance status. Please note: If the unit is full, patients accepted for admission may need to be placed on a wait list. The wait list can be as long as two months.