Support Families That Are Struggling With Mental Health Challenges

Oasis Ascent Is an Affordable Resource for Families Who Need Intensive Mental Health Services

OASIS Ascent is a Short Term Residential Treatment Center in Utah for Teens Age 13-17

OASIS Ascent Is a Safe Place Where Teens and Families in a Crisis Can Stabilize.

The Oasis Ascent treatment center provides compassionate and caring mental health services to teens and their families in the event of a crisis. Our team of expert professionals helps families to navigate the process of rebuilding trust and improving their relationships while the teen receives intensive support in our setting.

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Affordable Assessments

Oasis Ascent is an affordable resource for families who need intensive in-patient care. We work with most major insurance providers to cover the cost of treatment and also serve families who choose to pay privately.

Oasis Ascent is a 30-90 day program that provides intensive individual, family, and group therapy services. Teens receive a variety of assessments during their treatment including a health and physical examination, bio-psychosocial assessment, and a psychological assessment (if needed). These assessments are utilized by the multidisciplinary treatment team to establish an individualized treatment plan which guides the teen and their family through the healing process.

Helping Families Throughout The Insurance Review Process

Our highly experienced admissions and utilization review team will assist families by completing a verification of benefits and will obtain pre-authorization from the insurance company prior to admission to ensure the family has the necessary coverage.

What Does the Name Oasis Mean?

OASIS stands for Observation, Assessment, Stabilization, and Intensive Support. Our hope is for all families that received services here will feel like they have arrived at an oasis and that each of those components will be delivered on.

Observation and Assessment

Caring professionals closely observe and assess the teen as they enter Oasis Ascent to identify their individual needs. Observation and Assessment typically takes the first one to two weeks of the treatment process.

Oasis Ascent uses a multidisciplinary approach to gathering information. The clinical, psychiatric, residential, and nursing teams work together to complete comprehensive assessments. The combination of current observation, assessment, historical treatment information, and diagnostic testing, help the trained professionals at Oasis Ascent to develop a clear understanding of each teen’s unique needs and help them move forward with the healing process.

Stabilization

Stabilization is a gradual process that will look different for each teen and their family. Teens and their families will be provided with an individualized treatment plan which includes an approximate duration for treatment along with goals and objectives which help teens and parents learn new skills and new ways of interaction.

For many teens, treatment will also include medication management. A licensed psychiatrist and/or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) will be available onsite to provide teens with the medication support they need. The medical staff will work closely with the treatment team and parents to ensure medication management needs are being met.

Intensive Support

Oasis Ascent provides intensive support for teens as they prepare to transition back to their home community or another, less restrictive treatment environment. Support services may include transition meetings with future therapists and other professionals who will provide teens and their families treatment at a lower level of care.

Oasis Asent will assist the family in determining the type of program that is best equipped to care for their teen’s needs and make the transition process as comfortable as possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Through the process of intensive individual, family and group therapy services along with medication management provided by a psychiatrist or advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), teen and their families will be given an opportunity to stabilize and learn new skills.

We serve teens from age 13 up to their 18th birthday.

Our programs last approximately 30-90 days with an average length of stay of 50 days. In some cases, like when the teen is returning to a therapeutic program, the length of stay may be shorter.

Oasis Ascent’s purpose is to conduct a thorough assessment and provide therapeutic services to support each teen and their family. We monitor the teen’s response to group, individual, and family therapy interventions. Responses to classroom settings and a variety of daily activities are also monitored by our staff. The comprehensive integration of the information we gather helps us to recommend treatment for both managing the current crisis, as well as recommendations for further ongoing support that may be needed.

No, Oasis Ascent does not replace wilderness therapy programs. We are primarily considered a mental health service for highly acute teens, and maybe an alternative to wilderness, especially for those kids that may have medical or other issues that prohibit them from participating fully in wilderness therapy rigor. Our program is centered around assessment, treatment, and transition back into normal life. The average teen in our facility usually has more complicated psychiatric issues or medical issues. Understanding these issues, in addition to certain behaviors, may not be solved with wilderness therapy. Our intent is for teens to leave our program with the clearest understanding of the issues that have affected their growth, several weeks of stable engagement in the treatment services, and a detailed plan for moving forward.

Each student will receive an initial psychiatric evaluation, and may also receive a psychological assessment if needed. Additionally, every student will receive a health & physical examination as part of the screening process. Please inquire if you have specific diagnostic/testing needs for your teen.

A team of highly skilled professionals is working with each and every student. These professionals include licensed clinicians, psychiatrist and APRNs, along with nursing staff that can offer support 24/7. The residential team is made of highly skilled life coaches that help create structure and routine for the day. They also ensure safety, monitoring, and create lots of engaging and fun activities for teens to get excited about during their time at Oasis.

We are available 24 hours a day to answer any of your questions and to admit students.