Getting an Assessment
At Garland Behavioral Hospital, all recommendations for treatment and services stem from the results of an initial no-cost assessment by a qualified and licensed mental health professional. Every assessment is respectful, private and confidential. We’ll ask you to provide basic information about yourself before the assessment begins (name, age, etc.). Assessments typically last about one hour but can vary based on the patient. Once complete, there is no obligation to seek services at our facility. If our mental health professionals recommend inpatient treatment, you can complete the intake process in an additional 30 minutes. If you’re a referring physician, please visit our Professional Referrals page for more information.
Please be sure to bring the following items with you to your assessment:
- ID and insurance cards
- Current medications, including inhalers, glasses and contacts
- Name and contact information for all outpatient providers, primary care doctor, outpatient therapists, school information, etc.
- Legal documents that may impact admissions, including guardianship papers
The intake team at Garland Behavioral Hospital helps direct patients to the appropriate level of mental health treatment for their condition. Our intake clinicians are sensitive to the needs of people in crisis and are available 24/7. When your assessment is complete, our clinicians will review the results with the physician on duty to help determine the best level of care for you. If they believe that inpatient treatment is not necessary, they will provide you with resources for outpatient care that best suit your circumstances. If inpatient treatment is the best next step, the intake clinician will review and complete admission paperwork with you.
HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION
Medicare and most commercial insurance plans are accepted. If you are worried about paying for treatment or want to discuss your coverage with a member of our team, please give us a call and we’ll do our best to address any questions or concerns you may have.
Patient Information Sheet: This worksheet asks for basic information, such as name, age, location, primary care providers and more. The form needs to be completed before an assessment begins.
Release of Information Form: This gives the hospital permission to obtain information about the patient from other health care providers and release any information we have about the patient to other providers, family or friends.
Get Help Today
Counselors at Garland Behavioral Hospital are available 24/7 to provide confidential, no-cost assessments for you or your family. Call (972) 487-5309 to schedule a mental health assessment, or use our online contact form to obtain additional details about our programs. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.