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 Youth Care Treatment Center 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 Youth Care Treatment Center.

  • 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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Professional Referrals

At Youth Care we welcome working with professionals and take careful measures to involve you in every step, making the transition for your patient as painless as possible.

Referral Process Overview

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.

Referents Examples

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:

  • Hospitals
  • Educational Consultants
  • Clinical Professionals
  • School Districts
  • Youth Care Alumni
  • Managed Care Companies

Professional Referral Involvement

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.

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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’ well-being 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.

Marks of Quality Care
  • Cognia
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation

I have nothing but good things to say about Youth Care. From enrollment personal, the staff, doctors, activity coordinator and Therapist! I was apprehensive to send my son away, I knew he needed help I wasn't able to give him. I was also exhausted with all the lying, stealing, drugs, alcohol and police. Youth Care provided a safe place for my son to face his addiction and learn the coping skills to help himself.

– Greg G.