How to Apply
The therapeutic process with Alaska Crossings begins with an initial screening form to initially establish appropriateness. Following the screening, a psycho-social assessment is the next step administered by our clinicians to determine if our program is the best match for your youth.
Generally this consists of a telephonic conversation between one of our clinicians, the youth, the parent or guardian, and any other adults involved in the youth’s care. Over the course of the assessment and intake process, an individualized treatment plan is developed specifically to address the needs and goals of the client and family.
The full application process is outlined below:
Step 1: Preliminary Screening
Submit the following by fax, email or postal mail as early as three months prior to your preferred admission date:
We will temporarily secure an admission date once our clinician and medical staff have determined that Alaska Crossings would be an appropriate program for the youth. It is your responsibility to provide all information and documentation requested by the intake coordinator so that this determination can be made.
Step 2: Assessment Interview
Once it has been determined that Alaska Crossings would be an appropriate program for the youth, you and the youth will speak with an Alaska Crossings clinician by phone. The clinician may also speak with other individuals or agencies involved in the youth’s care.
Step 3: Admissions Packet
Once the clinician has clinically approved the youth for participation in Alaska Crossings, an intake coordinator will contact you to ask you a few brief questions. The intake coordinator will then fill out the Alaska Crossings Admissions Packet for you and will send it to you by fax or secure email. You and the youth will review the forms and sign/date all signature lines. You may also be asked to submit proof of insurance and/or immunization records at this time.
***Please note that final acceptance into the program is not determined until all three steps are complete. If at any time in the process a clinician or medical control officer determines that Alaska Crossings is not an appropriate program for the youth, you will be given recommendations for alternative services.
Alaska Crossings processes applications and inquiries for new admissions 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday, except for major holidays. If a youth is in crisis, please call 911 or a crisis hotline for 24-hour assistance.
Southeast Alaska Residents: SEARHC Help Line 877-294-0074
Other resources: http://www.suicide.org/hotlines/alaska-suicide-hotlines.html