Muir Wood Teen

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- or out-of-network mental health and substance abuse 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 health care services before your health insurance begins to pay) and any co-pay amounts (a fixed amount for health care service that is usually paid at the time you receive the service).

Validate Your Insurance

Step Two: Determining Level of Care

Once we have determined if there are insurance benefits on an in- or out-of-network basis, our licensed therapists will need to speak with you, the teen’s parents, and/or referring professional to determine if your son meets the clinical criteria for a residential level of care. This interview takes about 1–2 hours and will allow our treatment team to determine not only if the teen will meet insurance criteria for a residential level of care but also if he is well suited for Muir Wood.

Step Three: Scheduling an Admission

If after speaking with our licensed therapists it is determined that your son 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 may include forwarding and assistance with the admissions application, scheduling an admission for the next available bed, or assisting you on how to intervene and best transport your son to treatment.

Understanding Insurance Coverage