Professional Referrals

We work closely with all professionals who have a client that may benefit from treatment at Lakeview Behavioral Health.

Professional Referrals Overview

Lakeview Behavioral Health System accepts both voluntary and involuntary direct admissions from a variety of referral sources in the community. Upon making a referral to Lakeview Behavioral Health System, our Intake team will ask for your preferences regarding ongoing communication of the patient’s progress and discharge planning. We make every effort to obtain signed releases of information for professionals involved in each patient’s care at the time of admission.

Click here to complete the Professional Referral form.


For involuntary admissions our Intake staff is standing by around-the-clock to pre-screen the direct admissions, consult with our physicians, verify the insurance benefits for you, and as needed, arrange transportation for inpatient admissions at no additional cost to the patient or referral source. Referrals can be arranged 24/7 by calling our main number at 678-713-2600.


Voluntary admissions can be arranged in a variety of methods. The referring agency can call and staff the case directly with one of our mental health professionals in the Intake Department. After receiving all information we will consult with our physician to determine the appropriate level of care for the patient. This allows the referring agency to communicate any concerns and provide documentation that the patient was admitted to one of our various programs. If inpatient treatment is necessary we will secure a bed and get admission orders in place prior to the patient’s arrival. If needed, our staff can arrange ambulance transportation to ensure safe and immediate arrival to the program.

The referring agency also has the option to have the patient call and schedule an appointment to meet with our mental health professionals for a free confidential assessment. Our staff will meet with the patient and make the determination for the least restrictive treatment option.

The final option is to have the patient walk-in to our facility 24/7 for a free confidential assessment. Staff is on hand around-the-clock to perform evaluations for treatment.

Support Groups and 12-Step Meetings

Lakeview Behavioral Health System offers a variety of groups and 12-step meetings to patients in our community. If you have a patient that needs extra support in the area, please see all groups and meetings listed in the News & Events Calendar for times and location.

Continuing Education

Lakeview Behavioral Health System will be hosting CEU training programs quarterly throughout the year for professionals in our community. All upcoming CEU trainings will be listed in our News & Events Calendar section. Please check back regularly throughout the year for announcements about upcoming events.