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Northlake Behavioral Health System
Toll Free: 844-SEACOAST
Admissions: (843) 215-8080
Fax: (843) 215-8081
6367 Bay Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
  • AdmissionsGroup Care Level III Programs are part of a continuum of services developed by multiple state agencies in South Carolina to meet the needs of children and adolescents who exhibit severe and persistent behavioral and emotional difficulties.
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Seacoast Youth Academy
6367 Bay Road
MYRTLE BEACH, SC 29588
Phone: (843) 215-8080
Toll Free: 844-SEACOAST
Fax: (843) 215-8081
info@meridianbhealth.com

 
We are a Title One supported facility. We receive federal funding to provide after school educational tutoring.

Group Care Level III Programs are part of a continuum of services developed by multiple state agencies in South Carolina to meet the needs of children and adolescents who exhibit severe and persistent behavioral and emotional difficulties. Given that the level of service is reserved for youth who have not been successful in less restrictive living/learning environments, all admissions require the support and approval of state agency representatives.

The agencies within the state that most frequently refer youth to Seacoast Youth Academy include:

  • The Department of Social Services/Intensive Foster Care and Clinical Services
  • The Department of Mental Health
  • The Continuum of Care
  • The Department of Juvenile Justice
  • School Districts

Appropriateness for admission is based on the youth meeting eligibility criteria established in the State Standards for Residential Programs/ Group Care Level III. The program is licensed by the South Carolina Department of Social Services to provide services to males and females between 6 to 21 years of age.

Exclusionary Criteria:
  • Individuals who present with symptoms too severe to be managed at Group Care Level III level of care (residents who clinically meet criteria for a higher level of care, for example RTF).
  • Acute Psychosis which cannot be managed by medication and the individual is actively hallucinating and delusional.
  • Acutely suicidal individuals with a distinct plan.
  • Residents with primary presenting diagnosis/issues of a sexual offender nature.
  • Medically fragile, such as brittle diabetic or any medical complication that would put the client at risk in the milieu.

Seacoast Youth Academy professional staff members review each referral on a case by case basis. Historical data including previous placement information, family history, school, and treatment records help program officials to determine appropriateness for admission and proposed course of care. Admission to Seacoast Youth Academy begins with a referral source representative submitting a, "Children's Services Referral Application," through using the electronic version available on this web page or through faxing the completed form to (843) 215-8081. Anyone interested in additional information related to the admission process is encouraged to contact Kenny Dixon, Director of Operations, at (843) 215-8080.

Alternatively, you can send us an email.

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