Professional Referrals

A Resource for Professionals

At Burkwood Treatment Center, we are proud of the many productive relationships that we have formed with referring professionals in our area and throughout the United States. In addition to being able to provide treatment when one of their patients or clients has a need that we are uniquely prepared to meet, we also refer out individuals who contact our program but who are not the right fit for our services.

Both as a source for referrals and as a resource for professionals with clients who have complex needs, we place great emphasis on establishing and maintaining working relationships that ultimately serve to improve the quality of care that is provided to individuals and families in need.

Learn About Our Referral Sources

We accept referrals from many different sources and are eager to work with our patients’ referents to ensure we are providing the highest quality care. Our referrals come from many different sources, including the following:

  • Hospitals
  • Other residential programs
  • Individual therapists
  • Doctors

While these are among the more common referral sources, we also are happy to accept referrals from other sources as well.

It is the policy of Burkwood to admit clients without regard to age, race, creed, color, disability, sexual preference, or ethnic origin. However, certain prospective clients are excluded from admission due to an inability to participate in the program, the facility not being designed to meet their needs, or clients who present a safety risk to themselves or others.

Learn About Our Screening and Review Process

Furthermore, it is the policy of Burkwood to provide a thorough screening process by utilizing the pre-admission screening tool, which encompasses all areas necessary to support appropriateness for admission, continued stay, and discharge. This screening and review process serve as the means to ensure that the needs of all applicants seeking assistance can be met.

Please note that we are not able to admit individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Involuntary admissions
  • Do not meet the ASAM criteria for our level of care
  • Are currently psychotic, schizophrenic, delusional, or actively hallucinating
  • Have an ambulatory or cognitive status that is not compatible with the license of our center
  • Have extensive history or patterns of self-harm and/or destruction of property
  • Have physical, mental, psychiatric, or social needs that are not compatible with the population described in the program description.
  • Require more than three hours of nursing care per week (except for a temporary basis)

In cases such as the ones described above, we will refer the professionals to other programs that are suited to meet their patients’ needs.

Want to Learn More?

If you would like to learn more about referring a client or patient to Burkwood Treatment Center, or if you would like to receive additional information about any aspect of our programming, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We look forward to working with you.