Admissions Process

Care from the Moment You Arrive

At Carrier Clinic, we strive to ensure the smoothest transition possible for all potential patients. Admissions to Carrier Clinic can be made at any hour of the day, every day of the week.

Carrier Admissions Sign   If you feel you are in need of inpatient treatment, simply call Carrier's Access Center whose trained, caring staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to listen and respond. Once you do contact us, we will put you in touch with a specialist experienced in behavioral health services who will begin the process by asking for preliminary information regarding your illness.

You will also be asked to supply information regarding your insurance coverage.

To save time and expedite admission, we suggest you check with your insurance carrier or plan administrator before you call us to see what your specific member benefits are. If we are in your network and you are admitted, our insurance specialist will work with your insurance company to verify benefits and coordinate all details. We can also discuss alternative payment options if your stay is not covered by insurance.

The next step is to set up an appointment to come to our Access Center, where an admission assessment will be conducted by a LIP (Licensed Independent Practitioner), which could be a physician or an Advanced Practice Nurse. At the time of your appointment, your insurance carrier will be contacted in order to obtain a pre-certification for your treatment. Upon completion of your assessment, you will then be admitted to the Carrier Clinic unit that is most appropriate for the type of treatment you need.

The Access Center is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Please call 800-933-3579 anytime.


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response, please call instead. If this is a psychiatric emergency, please go to your nearest emergency room or psychiatric screening center.