Alaska Baptist Family Services is now
Birchwood Behavioral Health

Using Fitness to Curb Behaviors

If you feel that your youth might be appropriate for our services, please complete and submit a Referral Application.  Completed referrals will be reviewed and decided upon within 5 business days. For more information, feel free to contact our Intake Clinician at 907-349-2222 x 211.

Download Referral Application

Applications may be emailed to or faxed to 907-349-5335. 

General Admission Criteria

  • Client meets age requirements
  • Client has a minimum IQ of 70
  • A mental health professional has diagnosed the client with an emotional behavioral disorder that has been present for at least six months
  • The emotional behavioral disorder is severe enough to require 7 day-a-week/24- hour supervision to manage

Exclusionary Criteria:

  • The client’s primary diagnosis is  substance abuse/dependency
  • The client’s primary clinical need is treatment for sexual offenses
  • The client’s needs are severe enough to warrant locked egress for the safety of themselves and others
  • The client’s needs indicate that they can be served successfully in a less restrictive environment
  • The client demonstrates extensive physical limitations or medical conditions that require 24-hour nursing coverage