To help in choosing an inpatient or residential treatment facility, if you have a choice of available facilities in your area, it can be helpful to talk with your psychiatrist or therapist, contact your local NAMI Affiliate and/or speak with members of area support groups for recommendations. You can also use U.S. News and World Report's Best Psychiatric Hospitals search tool as a resource.
SAMHSA is a government organization that maintains a comprehensive database of nationwide treatment facilities. SAMHSA is the “go-to” resource for locating affordable mental health care nationwide. Contact SAMHSA at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or online at their Treatment Locator.
Alternatively, the American Residential Treatment Association maintains a partial list of residential treatment facilities across the United States. Please know that this list is not comprehensive, and those listed may be costly. Psychology Today is another resource; on their website, you can refine your search by filtering according to the type of treatment facility you seek.
One final note, when seeking a treatment facility, you may wish to keep in mind that CARF International is an independent, non-profit accreditor of health and human services. On their website you can utilize their Find an Accredited Provider function to locate a CARF-accredited treatment facility.