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Admissions to Columbus Behavioral Center for Children and Adolescents

Children and adolescents most appropriate for Columbus Behavioral Center exhibit significant mental or psychiatric, emotional and behavioral health problems that cannot be adequately treated in the existing home or school environments.

If you believe your child could benefit from our residential services, please contact our Admissions Department to discuss eligibility for our programs, by calling 812-376-1711. This is a no cost confidential call and requires no obligation. We will guide you through the simple referral process and can set up a tour of our treatment center if you are interested.

Insurance Accepted

We accept Indiana Medicaid, state funding, private pay, and are in network with most insurance companies including TRICARE®.

Admission Criteria

Criteria for each program are slightly different due to funding sources, but there are some consistent requirements:

  • Child is between the ages of 8 and 18
  • IQ is 70 or above
  • Diagnoses most commonly treated:
    • Major Depressive Disorder
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    • Borderline Personality Disorder
    • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Columbus Behavioral Center’s Medicaid Admission Criteria:

  • Severe/complex psychiatric diagnoses
  • Failure of out-patient treatment
  • History of in-patient treatment at an acute hospital
  • Threat to self or others
  • Serious disruption in the home/school