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Admissions

Admission to North Spring Behavioral Healthcare

Patients seeking treatment at North Spring Behavioral Healthcare should meet our admissions criteria and provide the information outlined in the admissions process. To help facilitate this process, we provide a specialized pre-placement visit.

Inpatient Acute Admission Criteria

  • Patients are 7–17 years of age
  • The child or adolescent is currently experiencing an emergent psychiatric issue (suicidality, homicidality or they have become a danger to themselves or others)
  • The child or adolescent is able to perform activities of daily living
  • The child or adolescent does not have a medical illness/non-psychiatric illness that cannot be treated appropriately in a psychiatric setting

View our Resident Handbook here.

Residential Treatment Center Admission Criteria

  • Patients are 9–17 years of age
  • Applicant has a DSM-IV/Axis I diagnosis
  • Applicant has impaired ability to maintain/sustain adequate functioning in major life areas (i.e. school, social, family and/or a less restrictive setting)
  • Applicant is medically stable
  • Applicant has sexualized behaviors requiring specialized treatment (Horizons and Adventurers programs only)
  • Applicant has an IQ of 70 or above

Each applicant will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Residential Treatment Center Admissions Process

  • Our Admissions Department handles all admissions requests. Once a call regarding admission has been placed, we will contact the referral sources to obtain clinical information about the individual needing treatment. At that time, we will determine if the child or adolescent meets the criteria for residential services.
  • Often, we will work with you to coordinate a pre-placement visit at our facility to determine if the referral is appropriate for one of our treatment programs. Our director of clinical services will review the child or adolescent’s information and will grant approval to proceed with placement at the facility.

Residential Treatment Center Admissions Paperwork

You may download and print the following required items for admissions. All of the items are in PDF format.

Partial Hospitalization Admission Criteria

  • Patients are 11 to 17 years of age
  • Applicant has had recent suicidal, homicidal, assaultive, self-mutilating or destructive behavior which has been recently treated successfully.
  • Applicant has the ability to perform activities of daily living.
  • Applicant is medically stable.
  • Applicant has an estimated or tested full scale IQ of 70 or greater.

Intensive Outpatient Program Admission Criteria

  • Patients are 11 to 17 years of age
  • Applicant has a current substance abuse disorder counseling needs
  • Applicant has the ability to perform activities of daily living
  • Applicant is medically stable
  • Applicant has an estimated or tested full scale IQ of 70 or greater

Contact our Admissions Department

  • Residential Services and Admissions: 703-554-6300
  • Toll-free: 800-777-8855
  • Residential Services and Admissions fax: 703-777-1038
  • Inpatient Acute/Partial Hospitalization/IOP fax: 703-737-6715

Insurance

We accept most major insurances, including Medicaid and TRICARE®. Contact us for more information — we’re here to help.

We Help Children and Families Thrive

At North Spring Behavioral Healthcare, we make it our mission to help children and adolescents find a sense of hope and potential. Call 703-554-6300 for a no-cost, confidential assessment day or night, 24/7. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.