The First Year of Adolescent Treatment at Skyland Trail

Skyland Trail began offering evidence-based psychiatric treatment programs for adolescents in October 2019 with the opening of the J. Rex Fuqua Campus . In just over one year since opening the program, we’ve reached several important milestones. Check out a few highlights of the first year of adolescent treatment at Skyland Trail below.

Teen Clients Receive Care

Skyland Trail began admitting adolescent clients to the residential treatment program in November 2019. The program specializes in treating teens ages 14 to 17 with mood and anxiety disorders.

Clients Admitted: 52 (as of November 2020)

A parent of a Skyland Trail adolescent program graduate says, “Skyland is an organization that truly cares. Always professional and caring, the people at Skyland go above and beyond to help families get back to firm footing.”

While 60 percent of admissions have been from Georgia, families from across the Southeast have benefited from the multidisciplinary, evidence-based program at Skyland Trail.

One Family’s Story

Mac and Anne’s daughter, Laura, graduated from the adolescent residential treatment program at Skyland Trail in 2020. The adolescent residential program treats teens ages 14 to 17 with mood and anxiety disorders.

In Her Own Words

Skyland Trail adolescent program graduate Laura describes how Skyland Trail helped her learn skills and shift her perspective to find peace and pursue her goals.

New Insurance Contracts Expand Access

The Skyland Trail adolescent program as a private pay only program. To help families access treatment, our patient billing team worked with many families to file out-of-network benefits. After earning Joint Commission accreditation for the adolescent program and licensure with the State of Georgia, Skyland Trail applied for contracts with several private insurance carriers.

The Skyland Trail adolescent treatment program now is in-network with most plans offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Cigna. Contracted insurance agreements, often combined with the Skyland Trail financial aid program, allow many families to access residential treatment for their teens.

Financial Aid Awarded: > $280,000

J. Rex Fuqua Campus Receives Recognition

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The J. Rex Fuqua Campus received a Health Care Award of Merit from Engineering News Record Southeast and first place in the 2020 Build Georgia Awards from the Association of General Contractors Georgia.