School Based Counseling Services
Agencies contracted to offer school
based counseling services within our school district:
DaySpring Behavioral Health Services of Rogers
615 West Oak Street Rogers, AR. 72756
Office: 479-631-9996 Fax: 479-631-1782
www.aoinc.org (Once on this site, click on the picture of
Arkansas. Then click the tab “Behavioral Health” on the left side of the page.)
Ozark Guidance Center
2508 S.E. 20th St. Bentonville,
Office: 479-273-9088 or 1-800-234-7052
2003 S.E. Walton Blvd., Suite C Bentonville,
Office: 479-464-8081 or 1-800-545-HOPE Fax:
How to set up services:
Determine what type of insurance the client has.
Contact any of the agencies above to verify the insurance will be accepted. It is the family’s responsibility to verify
insurance information with the selected agency. The school is not responsible
for insurance or payment concerns.
Contact the school counselor to let her know
what agency has been selected. The counselor will then submit a referral form
to the selected agency.
Obtain a Primary Care Physician referral for
school based counseling. Submit this referral to the selected agency. The PCP referral is the responsibility of
the family. The school is not responsible for the PCP referral.
Once the selected agency has received the
referral form from the school counselor and from the Primary Care Physician,
the agency will contact the family to set up an initial assessment/intake
interview. The family will be asked to meet with the intake specialist at the
agency’s office. Setting up and attending
the initial assessment/intake interview is the responsibility of the family.
The school is not responsible for coordinating this appointment.
After the initial assessment/intake interview
has been conducted, the school based therapist for the agency will begin seeing
the client at school during a time agreed upon by the client’s classroom
teacher and school.
As school based counseling services are
conducted throughout the year, the family may be asked to follow up with the
Primary Care Physician or the psychiatrist on staff at the agency. Such
requests are often made to remain in compliance with Medicaid/ARKids
regulations. It is the responsibility of the family to follow up in meeting
these requests; otherwise, services may be discontinued if the client is
considered to be out of compliance with insurance regulations. Please contact
the agency with any questions you may have regarding this matter.