(Information updated as of February 2018)
Index to Levels of Care with Brief Definitions – Click Active Link (Red Text) for Description, WV Service Map & Listings:
Community based services from a community mental health center or other provider is the first place to start when youth are in need of services.
A group residential facility is a structured 24 care setting. Is less intense therapeutically and less secure than a psychiatric residential treatment facility.
A Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility is a long term secure facility designed to address the clinical needs of the youth.
Acute Hospitalization provides intensive, 24 hours psychiatric care, including crisis stabilization and diagnostic assessment, in a hospital setting, for 30 days or less.