About The Program

Chestnut Ridge’s School Based Outpatient is a community based treatment alternative to traditional outpatient therapy services. Chestnut Ridge licenses a school as a satellite outpatient facility, thus allowing for services to be billed to Medical Assistance (MA) and other behavioral health care plans (health insurance). Chestnut Ridge places a therapist at the schools to meet the mental health treatment needs of students. Individual, family and group therapy are provided while school based therapists maintain the same confidentiality standards of traditional outpatient therapists. Students identified with behavioral health problems such as attention deficits, problematic classroom behaviors, peer interactions, as well as, family relationship, grief and loss and home behavioral problems and drug and alcohol assessment and referral as needed.

Services Are Available At The Following Schools

We have partnered with 25 schools across 5 school districts to provide counseling and therapy to children and families directly in their community school. Each of the following school-based satellite sites is Pennsylvania State licensed to provide outpatient services:

Connellsville Area School District

  • Connellsville Area High School
  • Connellsville Area Middle School
  • Bullskin Township Elementary
  • West Crawford Elementary
  • Springfield Township Elementary
  • Dunbar Township Elementary

Fayette County CTI

  • Fayette Country Career And Technical Institute

Albert Gallatin School District

  • Albert Gallatin High School
  • Albert Gallatin North Middle School
  • Albert Gallatin South Middle School
  • Friendship Hill Elementary

Frazier School District

  • Frazier High School
  • Frazier Middle School
  • Frazier Elementary School

Uniontown Area School District

  • Uniontown Area High School
  • Lafayette Elementary/Middle
  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary/Middle
  • AJ McMullen Middle School
  • Marclay Elementary School
  • Franklin Elementary School
  • Menallen Elementary

Laurel Highlands School District

  • Laurel Highlands High School
  • Laurel Highlands Middle School
  • R.W. Clark Elementary School
  • Hatfield Elementary School
  • Hutchinson Elementary School
  • Marshall Elementary School
Contact your school's guidance counselor for in-school services.

For more information

Call (724) 437 – 0729 and ask to speak with Bethany Connors, Director Of School Based Services.


Our therapists follow the school district hours of operation and calendar during the school year.

Referral Process

The referral form is available below. If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader it can be filled out on your computer then printed, otherwise print the form and fill out in pen. Once filled out, the form can be faxed to (724) 439 - 8487, mailed to, or taken to any of our locations. For security reasons do not send these forms over email. If you have questions regarding the referral process please call (724) 437-0729.