Frequently Asked Questions

Does ViewPoint Center provide short-term stabilization care?

Yes, in specific situations. Typically, these situations are limited to when a child is currently in a therapeutic program. In this case, the goal is to stabilize and continue treatment in the referring residential and outdoor wilderness program. A traditional mental hospital for teens often lacks the ability to interface with national professional referral sources.

What age ranges are admitted to ViewPoint Center?

We accept patients ages 12-18. We will take patients nearing their 18th birthday as long as they are willing to stay and complete our program.

What is the average length of stay at ViewPoint Center?

Approximately 8 weeks. In the case of a crisis stabilization, in which the child is returning to a therapeutic program, the length of stay will be shorter.

In addition to comprehensive diagnostic and neurological assessments, does Viewpoint provide treatment, rehabilitation, and related services?

The primary purpose of ViewPoint Center remains to conduct exhaustive assessments and provide therapeutic services. As a mental hospital for teens, we monitor how the resident responds to individual, group, and family therapy, along with his/her response to the therapeutic milieu, classroom setting, and activities offered at ViewPoint Center.

Everything becomes part of the overall, integrated assessments, which provide the data for the comprehensive prescriptive protocols, one of the key features of ViewPoint.

Is treatment at ViewPoint Center comparable to or a good substitute for wilderness therapy?

No. ViewPoint Center will not replace wilderness program services. ViewPoint is a mental hospital for teens and can be used by wilderness programs when specific needs cannot be met by the scope of such programs. ViewPoint is dedicated Assessment, Treatment, and Transition: Our Students typically have complex psychiatric issues or medical issues that need to be understood before going to treatment, or there are problematic behaviors that make wilderness therapy not an option at the current time. Our students and families leave ViewPoint with a clearer understanding of what issues are affecting growth and progress along with a plan for how to help the student improve and succeed moving forward.

What diagnostic and assessment services are offered at the ViewPoint?

Depending on the known and emerging psycho-social issues that the child is presenting, certain “core” and “optional” diagnostic and neurological assessment services will be offered.  These may include psychiatric, psychosocial, behavioral, and medical assessments, depending on need.

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