Admissions

At Millcreek of Pontotoc, we recognize how difficult it can be to make the decision to have your child or adolescent placed in treatment for behavioral or emotional concerns. We also understand how intimidating the process of admissions can be, which is why we strive to make it as smooth, easy, and streamlined as possible. In an effort to be as accommodating as we can, our highly trained and qualified staff is able to conduct psychosocial assessments over the phone or in person in order to allow for the admissions process to be a quick one.

We accept admission inquiry calls from parents and guardians, local mental health treatment centers, acute care treatment centers, and school districts. All patients are carefully screened for prospective admission in order to ensure that those who are admitted will fully benefit from the programming offered here at Millcreek of Pontotoc.

In order to make sure that all patients receive the most appropriate recommendations for which level of care they would most benefit from, we implement a very thorough screening process. In addition to the initial psychosocial assessment, prospective patients are evaluated through physical, educational, psychological, and psychiatric assessments. This thorough evaluation process allows us to gain a full understanding of each patient’s unique developmental, emotional, and educational needs, allowing us to determine what program can best address all of those concerns. Programming options include our therapeutic day school treatment program, our psychiatric residential treatment program, and our therapeutic group home program.

Patients being referred to Millcreek of Pontotoc’s psychiatric residential treatment program must meet the following criteria:

  • Patients must be between the ages of 6 and 20.
  • Patients must have a primary psychiatric diagnosis.
  • Patients must be enrolled in school or be eligible for GED services.
  • Patients must have received previous acute psychiatric services and/or failed at prior outpatient services.
  • Patients must have an IQ of 60 or above.
  • Patients must have had a psychological or psychiatric evaluation with a follow-up recommendation for residential treatment within 60 days of approval for admission.

Patients being referred to Millcreek of Pontotoc’s therapeutic day school treatment programs must meet the following criteria:

  • Patients must be between the ages of 6 and 20.
  • Patients must be enrolled in school or be eligible for GED services.
  • Patients must have a Special Education ruling by their home schools.
  • Patients’ home school districts should have an individualized education plan (IEP) that has determined that day treatment is the least restrictive environment in which patients should receive treatment and make the initial referral.
  • Patients’ home school districts should send IEPs and eligibility and assessment team reports to Millcreek of Pontotoc.
  • Patients’ home school districts should complete educable child application for the Department of Education.
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