Admissions & Payment Options

Over the past 60 years, Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch has helped thousands of children and families discover life, hope, and opportunity. Contact us today to see if your child qualifies for our psychiatric residential treatment program.

At Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, youth who struggle socially, emotionally, and behaviorally are welcomed by professionals who are committed to building relationships and reinforcing the strengths of each young person. Our caring staff includes psychiatrists, nurses, clinical and school psychologists, therapists, chemical dependency counselors, director of spiritual care, recreational therapists, Eagala therapist, school administrators, teachers, and direct care personnel who provide 24-hour supervision to children with serious mental health needs. Because of these extensive resources, struggling youth receive the individual support they need to learn how to overcome daily challenges and find success in life.

We serve boys 10 to 18 and girls 12 to 18 years of age who have significant difficulties functioning at home or school. Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch provides treatment for youth diagnosed with the following disorders:

  • Anxiety disorder
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Oppositional defiance disorder
  • Depressive disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Reactive attachment disorder (RAD)

Other behaviors may include drug use, running away, self-harming, suicidal thoughts, poor social skills, and defiance. Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch is not able to meet the needs of youth who have a full-range IQ scale below 80; who have behavioral issues that require a jail-type setting; who need detoxification or treatment for acute eating disorders; who are perpetrators of sexual offenses; who have a history of significant arson or fire setting; or who are pregnant. We evaluate special physical and medical needs on a case by case basis.

If any of these characteristics apply, please contact us about your child’s future.

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Cassie Cady

Admissions Representative
Cassie Cady began working at Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch as a direct care staff in 2012. In the spring of 2015, Cassie’s compassionate heart inspired her to transfer to the admissions team so she could connect families in crisis to much needed resources. She has a wealth of knowledge about the finer details of our residential program because of her experience working with clients.



Kelley Tippett

Admissions Representative
Kelley Tippett’s career began at Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch in 2009 working directly with youth. Her talent was recognized and she was quickly promoted to overseeing an entire lodge. After excelling in a management position for four years, Kelley moved into an admissions role in 2014. Kelley is truly passionate about giving youth who put themselves in risky situations the care they need to help them make more positive choices.

Payment Options

Perez-1Services may be paid for through insurance, private payment plans, mental health or education funding, and/or select Medicaid.

YBGR accepts most commercial insurances and is a preferred provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield, PacificSource, and Beacon Health Options. We can help determine if a child has inpatient/residential insurance benefits.

There are times when funding can be provided through a child’s school district. YBGR is approved to provide education and mental health services to students by the California State Board of Education and Illinois State Board of Education.

Payment plans are offered for those who elect to fund treatment privately. YBGR is partnered with Prosper Healthcare Lending to provide loans. For more information click on the button below.


We are committed to helping children receive the services they deserve and can help you explore payment options. For more information about our current rates, please contact us at 1(800)726-6755.