Frequently Asked Questions

When was Cumberland Hospital established?

Cumberland Hospital admitted its first patient in May 1983.

What types of patients do you care for?

Our patients are children, teens and pre-teens, ages two to 22, challenged by co-occurring medical and behavioral diagnoses. Cumberland Hospital is one of the few specialty children’s hospitals providing dual treatment protocols for both medical and mental health issues.

What hospital programs does Cumberland offer?

We specialize in chronic illness, brain injury and neurobehavioral programming. Cumberland includes a 94-bed hospital, 16-bed Residential Treatment Center (RTC).

What chronic illness diagnoses do you treat?

Typical chronic illness diagnoses include diabetes, morbid obesity, eating disorders, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, sickle cell, Crohn’s disease, asthma, conversion disorder and many other conditions.

What brain injury and neurobehavioral patients do you see?

Typical neurobehavioral diagnoses include low-functioning autism, spinal cord injuries, developmental syndrome, perinatal brain injury, impulse control disorders, fetal alcohol syndrome and seizure disorders. Brain injury diagnoses include TBI, coma recovery, spinal cord injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation.

Where do Cumberland patients come from?

Patient referrals come from hospitals, physician practices, school systems and other institutions. International patients from Iceland, Germany and the Middle East have also been treated at Cumberland Hospital.

What is the average length of stay?

Length of stay varies by clinical program and by individual patient treatment plan. Our treatment protocols address both medical and behavioral diagnoses to achieve positive outcomes.

Who pays for patient care?

Cumberland contracts with TRICARE®, Aetna and a variety of city, county and state agencies. We are actively engaged with Medicaid programs. Most patients are covered by single-case agreements. Our admissions team is experienced at working with insurance providers and can check with your insurance company to determine coverage.

How do I refer to Cumberland?

Call our admissions department at 800-368-3472. An admissions representative will be happy to serve you.

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