Here at Desert Hills, we know that placing your child in a residential treatment program is not only a difficult decision, but can also be a very confusing and overwhelming. This is why we have a fully qualified admissions staff, who will do everything thing they can to make the admission process run as smooth as possible for everyone involved. The admission staff will be able to answer any questions that you may have, check insurance benefits, and will collect the information we need to be able to determine if your child meets the criteria for admission into our sub-acute residential treatment program or other levels of care.

The admission criteria for our program includes the following:

  • Be between the ages of 5 to 21 year old (depending on the program)
  • Meet the criteria for an Axis I diagnosis
  • Be able to provide an assessment or psychological evaluation that has been conducted within the past 30 days

Once the admissions staff receives all required documents, our clinical staff will review the information in order to determine if our treatment programs will be able to meet the needs of your child.

At Desert Hills we provide psychological assessments free of charge that will determine which level of care your child or adolescent would be most beneficial for their presenting mental health concerns. Additionally, we are able to provide flexible mobile assessments for potential patients. For Spanish speaking individuals, that do not speak English, we have bilingual mobile assessments available, which are provided by our marketing director and we also have interpretations services available.

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