How to Find a Residential Treatment Facility
- Speak with your care team about places they recommend.
- Consult the American Residential Treatment Association – they maintain a partial list of residential treatment facilities across the U.S. (NOTE: this list is NOT comprehensive and resources listed can be costly).
- Contact your local NAMI affiliate to see if they have any recommendations for residentials.
- Use the Psychology Today directory for psychiatric residential treatment centers.
- Keep in mind: CARF International is an independent, non-profit accreditor of health and human services. On their website you can utilize their Find an Accredited Provider function to locate a CARF-accredited treatment facility.
- Contact a resource specialist with Resources to Recover, an organization that offers families affected by mental illness guidance, support and information on the best practices and providers in recovery-oriented mental health care.
- Google search “residential mental health facilities” to get an idea of what options there are.
- When vetting a residential facility, ask if they have any evidence to showing the efficacy of the program (few collect this data or share it openly, but it is still worthwhile to ask).