Clinical Care Criteria

The Behavioral HealthCare Program utilizes the following clinical criteria for medical necessity:

Mental Health

Criteria for Short Term Treatment of Acute Psychiatric Illness Published by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association.   Please feel free to contact us for a copy.

Substance Use

American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria for the Treatment of Substance-Related Disorders. For more information visit

Behavioral HealthCare Program Criteria:

Eating Disorders

Admission and Continued Stay Criteria for Crisis Beds

Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing Criteria