OPI Admissions Process
- The parent/sponsor, educational consultant/referring professional and/or prospective participant calls our Admissions Department at 818-906-4884 to learn more about:
- A discussion takes place about whether the prospective participant and our programs are an appropriate match and packets of information are emailed or mailed to the parent/sponsor, educational consultant/referring professional and prospective participant (if appropriate).
- OPI gets permission to consult with appropriate parties to further determine compatibility. This could mean consultations with therapists, educational consultants, psychiatrists, etc.
- Appropriate testing information, treatment summaries, educational transcripts, or therapists reports are sent to OPI.
- A possible Site visit is arranged and/or a phone interview is conducted with prospective participant. Visitors meet with therapists, administration, staff and current participants (if their schedules allow) and visit the apartments.
- OPI sends Admission Packet to the family. The packet includes all forms that need to be signed before being admitted to OPI including the "Participant's Questionnaire" which the prospective participant fills out.
- An admission date is set.
For further information contact:
The OPI Living Admissions Team
Phone 818-906-4884 Fax (818) 610-3912 Please fill out our contact form
OPI reviews each student interested in enrolling on a case-by-case basis, to ensure they are an appropriate candidate for admission. While the typical OPI participant may have been diagnosed with many of the conditions we work with, there are also exclusionary criteria that would make an applicant an inappropriate fit for OPI. If an applicant exhibited behaviors consistent with our exclusionary criteria, listed below, OPI may choose to recommend placement elsewhere.
- Used intravenous heroin or other opiates
- Are in Stage 4 substance abuse characterized by escalating use of alcohol, drugs or “hard drugs” accompanied by deteriorating physical condition and inability to control use
- Has an eating disorder that requires medical oversight
- Has a history of physical violence or aggression