What to Expect During Admissions

Mood, anxiety and trauma-related disorders are serious mental health conditions that can take over your or your loved one’s life. If you have concerns for your or a family member’s health, or if a loved one has asked you to assist them in finding appropriate treatment, we are here to support you at each step of the way.

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Assessment Process

The Clinical Assessment team is comprised of highly trained, Master’s-level clinicians who are committed to helping evaluate you or your loved one’s condition and coordinate admission into Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center.

To effectively assess each patient’s medical, psychological and social history and determine the appropriate level of care, the Clinical Assessment team will conduct a comprehensive assessment prior to admission. These assessments take from 60-90 minutes and are conducted over the phone. Assessments are conducted with patients and family members (if appropriate). If you or your loved one has an outpatient treatment team, the Clinical Assessment team will collect relevant information from those professionals in advance of admission. Should the patient elect to move forward with admission, this assessment data is used to support the treatment team in designing an individualized treatment plan. In some circumstances, Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center may not be the most appropriate treatment center to address your needs. In these instances, the Clinical Assessment team will help you find the most appropriate treatment resource.

As you begin to explore the prospect of entering treatment, our dedicated members of Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center’s Business Office work with you. The Business Office serves as the liaison between you, your family and third-party payers to ensure insurance benefits are fully leveraged to make treatment financially accessible. Prior to admission, the Business Office team will make every effort to verify insurance benefits and educate patients and families about payment options and possible financial obligations associated with mental health treatment.

Admitting to a Treatment Center

It takes strength and courage to acknowledge the ways in which your mental health condition is negatively affecting your life, and Pathlight is here to support you as you move along the path to lasting recovery.

Entering treatment involves more than identifying an admissions date and meeting patients and their families at the door. It also involves careful consideration of each patient’s personal story, as well as an exploration of financial resources to support treatment.
On the date of admission, a member of our team will walk patients and their families through the intake process, which includes relevant paperwork, a physical exam to capture vitals and weight, a tour of the facility and introduction to the treatment team.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: How soon can I admit to Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center?

    Admission dates are determined on a case-by-case basis and are based on availability as well as medical status, acuity of illness and past treatment history. Typically, admissions for patients experiencing medical complications will be expedited. At the time of the pre-admission assessment, the Clinical Assessment team should be able to give you a sense for when admission is likely to give you time to make travel plans and address other logistical details associated with treatment (leave from work or school, childcare, etc.). 

  • Q: Am I required to stay in treatment at Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center for a certain amount of time?

    There is no required length of stay in any of Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center’s levels of care, and treatment is voluntary. Our individualized treatment plans recognize the unique needs of each patient as they move along the spectrum of recovery: therefore, we do not mandate a predetermined time commitment in our programming.

At Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center, we understand the inherent anxiety involved with seeking treatment: personally, logistically and financially. We are available around-the-clock to answer questions, address concerns and help patients and their families feel comfortable and confident in their decision to pursue treatment in our programs.

Dori Bowling-Walters, VP of Admissions