Residential Treatment Referrals

To Make a Referral:

Referral information may be submitted by parents (or guardians), social workers, court officers, school personnel, pediatricians, psychiatric treatment facilities, and other mental health practitioners.

If you would like to make a referral and/or have additional questions regarding services provided, please feel free to contact our Admissions Office:

Toll Free: (888) 54-Hughes ● Direct: (434) 836-8508 ● Fax: (434) 836-8552

Email: [email protected]

Admission Criteria for Residential Treatment (RTC):


Diagnostic Criteria for Residential Treatment

Criterion ICriterion II
Neurodevelopmental (Brain) Disorders:Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders Commonly Served:
• Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or
• Intellectual Disability (ID)
• Anxiety Disorders
• Bipolar & Related Disorders
• Borderline Personality Disorder
• Depressive Disorders: DMDD, MDD
• Obsessive-Compulsive & Related Disorders
• Schizophrenia Spectrum & Other Psychotic Disorders
• Trauma-& Stressor Related Disorders: PTSD, RAD


Submission of Referral Information for Review:

Please utilize the following checklist (as a guide for submission of referral information to the Admissions Office. Each referral packet received will be reviewed by our Admission’s Review Board to determine if our programs and services are appropriate for the individual being referred. It is imperative that we receive documentation that is current and that presents a complete clinical picture of the individual’s needs, abilities, and challenges.

If a pre-placement interview is warranted, it may be conducted by the Director of Admissions, Program Director and/or Director of Business Development in consultation with the Director of Clinical Services. Should the individual not meet criteria for admission to The Hughes Center, an alternative recommendation will be made upon request. The Hughes Center complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

RTC Admission Requirements:

Prior to admission, the following documentation must be received by the Admissions Office:

Virginia Medicaid recipients (CSA Funded Cases) will also require the following additional documentation prior to admission: