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Individuals referred for outpatient services (either by self-referral or a community referral) at RCS receive a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation (psychosocial evaluation) during what we call the intake assessment appointment. The evaluation is conducted by a trained qualified mental health professional in consultation with the medical director to determine appropriateness for outpatient services and to plan an initial course of action. To be found appropriate for treatment at RCS, and admitted, the following criteria must be met:

Individual demonstrates symptomatology consistent with a DSM 5 diagnosis that requires and will respond to therapeutic intervention;

  • There is an expectation that the prescribed treatment will show progress toward treatment goals or is needed to maintain current optimum level of functioning;
  • The individual/support systems, upon evaluation, demonstrate motivation to comply with treatment;
  • The mode of treatment is appropriate to the symptomatology;
  • If sober, the client is not at risk of developing withdrawal symptoms that could severely compromise him or her medically or psychiatrically;
  • The client’s medical conditions, if present, are being treated and under control, allowing him or her to attend therapy sessions regularly, alert and able to engage in the treatment process;
  • The client presents no indications of severe active psychiatric, suicidal and/or homicidal symptoms that are best treated at a higher level of care such as in a secure facility.
  • The client has Medical Assistance (Medicaid)