The intake department evaluates the eligibility of referrals by use of the following criteria:
The child does not require inpatient care in a licensed health facility and has been assessed pursuant to Section 11462.01 of the Welfare and Institutions Code as meeting the applicable criteria for placement in a short-term residential therapeutic program as specified in Health and Safety Code section 1502.4.
The child has a primary mental health diagnosis (and appropriateness of the diagnosis; see below)
The child’s education needs can be met by our NPS, an alternative NPS, the local school district, or a charter school.
Client has full-scope Medi-Cal (as appropriate)