Arranging for Admission
Admission decisions are based on clinical data obtained from qualified professionals. In each case, the primary consideration is structuring an individualized treatment program that is responsive to the child’s needs. All admissions are approved and ordered by a physician. That physician then becomes the “attending physician” and directs all treatment. Admissions are scheduled Monday through Friday. At that time, the patient and family meet with admissions personnel to sign the necessary forms. In addition, the family will meet with the physician, psychotherapist (social worker), and other members of the treatment staff. Parents should plan to be at the hospital the majority of the day on admission day.
A Notice to Families and Guardians
Please contact Cumberland Hospital immediately if there are any changes in your health insurance coverage. You may contact the Cumberland Business Office at 800-368-3472 with any changes.
The hospital staff assists patients and their families in any way possible. The important little extras are part of their jobs. Gratuities or gifts to individual staff members are not permitted. Please respect this policy.
Treatment and Discharge Planning
A discharge plan evaluation is completed on admission by the case manager. Within the first six days, the treatment team develops initial discharge goals, determines an estimated length of stay and the potential follow-up care that will be necessary. These plans are evaluated throughout the course of hospitalization. Post-discharge plans are addressed with you by the case manager, psychotherapist, and attending physician.
Cumberland conducts periodic follow-up studies to determine the effectiveness of its programs and to ascertain whether the hospital can be of any further assistance to the patient and family. The hospital’s staff remains available to assist the patient or family in obtaining local services for ongoing treatment after discharge.