Muir Wood Weekly Schedule Board

Assessment Process & Getting Started

Step One: Verification of Benefits

The first step in the admissions process is to verify your insurance coverage and ascertain whether there are in-network or out-of-network mental health and substance use treatment benefits available to you and your teen. Use the button below to submit your insurance information which we will use to quickly assess the extent of your coverage. Our admissions department will review the coverage levels quoted by your insurance provider including any deductibles (the amount you pay for healthcare services before your health insurance begins to pay) and any co-pay amounts (a fixed amount for healthcare services that is usually paid at the time you receive the service). We are in-network with Anthem, Aetna, Cigna, Halcyon, Kaiser, Magellan, MHN, and Optum at most of our locations.

Watch this informative video to gain an understanding of how we work with insurance carriers.

Step Two: Determining Level of Care

Once we have determined if there are insurance benefits on an in-network or out-of-network basis, our licensed therapists will need to speak with you and/or the referring professional to determine if your child meets the clinical criteria for a residential level of care. This interview takes about 45 minutes and will allow our treatment team to determine not only if your teen will meet insurance criteria for a residential level of care but also if they are well suited overall for Muir Wood’s treatment program.

Step Three: Scheduling an Admission

If it is determined that your teen meets the clinical criteria for a residential level of care, the admissions department will work closely with you or the referring professional on scheduling an admission. This will include assistance with the admissions application, scheduling an admission for the next available bed, and assisting you on how to intervene and the best method for transporting your child to treatment.