Referring to Hillside

The clinical referral helps our treatment team determine if and where a client would be a good clinical fit in Hillside’s service array. The clinical referral is also instrumental in helping the admissions team advocate for the client with their insurance during the pre-authorization process to approve funding for treatment.

The information our team needs from the current treating provider includes:

  • Diagnostic impressions
  • Current symptoms
  • History of treatment and medication
  • Reasons that the provider is recommending a higher level of care at this time

This information can be in a written clinical summary letter, copies of recent clinical notes, or through the completion of the clinical referral form.  (hyperlink the form to the PDF)

The clinical information can be submitted to admissions@hside.org or faxed to 404-892-1770.

If you need assistance in completing a clinical referral or would like a clinical consultation on a client who may benefit from treatment at Hillside, please contact our Clinical Education & Referral Relations Manager, Gaan Akers, LPC,NCC, at gakers@hside.org or 404-545-2163.