For referrals, simply contact the Admissions Department at our behavioral health facility to initiate the process. Laurel Heights is contracted with most private insurance companies, managed care organizations, Georgia and Tennessee Medicaid as well as a number of state agencies and school systems across the country. Being a specialty hospital we are often able to negotiate agreements for most out of network providers in many circumstances.

Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Referrals:

When you call, we will ask you to provide the following information:

  • Current clinical presentation, medical issues and current medications
  • Emergency room/MD evaluations/notes and contact information for nurse/doctor
  • Mental Health evaluation
  • Labs & Medical Clearance (required for admission)

Residential Treatment Referrals:

Referrals for residential treatment at our behavioral health facility may be submitted by parents/guardians, physicians, social workers, therapists, hospital staff, inpatient psychiatric facilities, schools, court liaisons and members of the clergy. An initial telephone contact is acceptable; however, a written packet of information is required before the admission process can proceed. Information needed includes:

  • Recent clinical information (records of psychiatric hospitalizations, ER evaluations, etc)
  • If the child/adolescent is currently taking medication, type and dosage
  • Copy of psychological and/or psychiatric evaluations
  • School records & IEP (if available)
  • Previous placement history: including psychiatric treatment, residential treatment, etc. (eg. treatment plan reviews, discharge summary)
  • Current treatment providers, and any agencies that will offer support when the child is discharged.
  • Custody status