When a referral is made for a potential student, the staff at Youth Care will review the clinical information received in order to assess for clinical appropriateness. They will also review the appropriate information to determine if there exists the potential for insurance coverage. The referral source will be given all of the information necessary to take back to the family of the prospective student. At that point, the referral source will either provide Youth Care’s staff with permission to contact the family or will have the family contact Youth Care. Many of the referral sources stay in constant communication with the treatment team at Youth Care throughout the entire admissions process, as well as throughout the duration of time that the student is enrolled in treatment at Youth Care.
At Youth Care, we are pleased to have a very diverse referral source base. Examples of various referents may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Educational Consultants
- Clinical Professionals
- School Districts
- Youth Care Alumni
- Managed Care Companies
As long as the adolescent’s family gives the necessary consent for our staff to do so, the treatment teams at Youth Care will typically involve the referral sources in the following ways:
- They have access to our parent portal where weekly updates from every department are posted.
- They are included in our insurance coverage notifications, which usually occur weekly.
- They can visit the student on campus.
- If the family and the student’s therapist see fit, the referral source may be included in joint therapy sessions.
- They will be an active part of discharge planning.
At Youth Care, we pride ourselves on the strong relationships that we develop and maintain with those who refer students to our treatment center. Because our students’ wellbeing is our top priority, we recognize the importance of keeping as many people involved in their support as possible. By allowing referral sources to be an active part of the therapeutic process, we believe that treatment outcomes become increasingly more positive.
If you know of an adolescent who would benefit from the comprehensive services offered at Youth Care, please do not hesitate to contact us today.