Extended Assessment Program (EA)

Extended Assessment Process

  • Step 1: Referral call for Extended Assessment is received
  • Step 2: Intake appointment is scheduled within 7 days, extensive ICA is completed
  • Step 3: Functional Behavioral Assessment will be completed if additional information is needed
  • Step 4: Psychological evaluation is held to recommend services
  • Step 5: Interagency Team Meeting is held to discuss recommendations and complete authorization request
  • Step 6: Authorization request is submitted to Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Step 7: Families receive resource links and services begin if approved

What are possible outcomes from the Extended Assessment process?

As a result of the Extended Assessment process the following services may be recommended if deemed medically necessary. CFF also provides all families with community resource information.

  • Out Patient Therapy
  • Case Management Services
  • Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services
  • Family Based Mental Health Services
  • Therapeutic Foster Care
  • Partial or Inpatient Hospitalization
  • Residential Treatment Facility
  • Family Focused Solution Based Services (FFSBS)
  • Multi-Systemmic Therapy (MST)
  • Hi-Fidelity Wraparound
  • Functional Family Therapy (FFT)
  • Respite Services

Who is eligible for Extended Assessment?

The child must be younger than 21 years, a resident of Montgomery County, have a documented mental health diagnosis and have Medical Assistance.

How can my child be referred?

The following people may refer a child to Extended Assessment:

  • Parents/Guardians
  • Teachers/Guidance Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Case Managers

Referrals can be made by calling an Extended Assessment Coordinator at 215-366-5300 ext 343.

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