Admissions Information

Our Admissions Process
Everything you need to know about BRBH Admissions

Admissons Desk and Lobby at Baton Rouge Behavioral HospitalOur Admissions Department is staffed with compassionate behavioral healthcare professionals. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We provide assessment, evaluation, level-of-care determination, and referrals to community resources, based on clinical needs. Our assessments & consultations are free and confidential. We also have a mobile assessment team which can travel within a 60-mile radius, to provide assessment & evaluation to the individual who may not be able to travel to the Admissions Department for an evaluation.

Baton Rouge Behavioral Hospital accepts referrals from:

  • Social workers
  • Case managers
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
  • Insurance companies
  • Managed care organizations
  • Mental Health Services
  • Probation offices
  • Friends, family members, clergy & self-referrals
  • Hospitals/emergency rooms
  • Psychiatrists & physicians

We also accept the patients under an Emergency Detention Warrant, Peace Officer’s Warrant, and Order of Protective Custody.

Referrals are completely confidential, and we will only share information with those whom you indicate, and your referring physician (should you be referred by one). In special circumstances, we may need to share certain information with probate officers or caretakers, as the law requires.

We are an approved provider for Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna Insurance, and most other insurance providers and managed care systems. Admission transportation is available.

If you would like to make a referral or would like more information, please call us at (225) 300-8470. Our Admissions Specialists are available now to answer your questions and assist with the admissions process.

Baton Rouge Behavioral Hospital does not discriminate in accepting patients based on ethnic or national origin, race, religion, disability, age, or gender.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Simply click the questions below to learn more about our admissions process. If you still have questions not answered below, please call us at (225) 300-8470 and ask one of our dedicated staff members.

What should I bring with me to the hospital for my stay?

  • Casual, comfortable clothing
  • Comfortable shoes for exercise (e.g., sneakers)
  • Personal care items (incl. toothbrush & toothpaste, shampoo & conditioner)
  • Insurance card(s) and photo I.D. or Driver’s License
  • Current medications/medication bottles
  • No more than one moderately-sized bag of personal effects

What should I leave at home during my stay?

  • Cell phones/smartphones, iPhones, iPads/tablets, iPods, radios, or any personal electronic devices
  • Razors (electric or otherwise), or anything that needs to plug into a wall
  • Weapons, such as blades, knives, guns, or weapon-like items
  • Scissors
  • Drugs (excluding prescribed, current medication, which is under your name)
  • Alcohol
  • Valuables, such as jewelry, credit cards, and sums of money over $20
  • Any items that could be used to harm others or yourself

How long will I be staying?

Your time with us will depend upon what your individual needs are. Your individualized treatment plan will focus on what can be accomplished in the shortest periods of time. With this as a foundation for progress, you can continue treatment with us in our outpatient groups and educational programs.

What are my payment options?

We accept most HMO, PPO, and managed care plans, including Medicare, BC/BS, Cigna, and Medical Assistance for both voluntary and involuntary admissions. As health care coverage and reporting requirements vary greatly, please let us assist you in determining important benefit information.

How do I contact you, get more info, or refer a patient?

More information about ways to contact us, about our facility, our phone number, and location can all be found on our Contact Us page. If you would like to refer a patient, please call us directly and one of our representatives can assist you.

How do I request information about employment opportunities?

To request information about available employment opportunities, please visit our Career Opportunities page.