Moonridge Academy and it's warm environment and clinical sophistication is an industry leader in treating teen's emotional and/or mental health issues.  We are uniquely equipped to individualize treatment to the needs of each student, while they progresses in a loving community.  We know that advances are deeper and more lasting when treatment happens in a smaller sized program, where the interactions and connections mirror that of a family, not a large, sterile institution.

The following are characteristics of common issues that Moonridge Academy helps teens work on:


  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Family adjustment difficulties
  • Low self-esteem
  • Victims of abuse and neglect
  • Parent/child conflict
  • Manipulation
  • Low motivation
  • Habitual lying
  • Early use of substances
  • School failure
  • Self-harm behaviors
  • Disorder Eating--well under control
  • Adoption/attachment issues
  • NLD
  • ADHD
  • Anger management
  • Peer problems
  • Social Media/technology addiction
  • Other anxiety disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Bereavement
  • Abandonment issues
  • Relationship problems

how to apply?

 Each student accepted for admission to Moonridge Academy needs to be clinically and academically approved.  Our Admissions Director will also ask for information such as testing and background information so that we can better understand the needs of your student.  Because Moonridge Academy is intentionally kept small (20-24 beds), please be aware that sometimes parents will have a short wait prior to a bed becoming available.   Our Admissions Director can also assist you in setting up a tour of Moonridge Academy prior to making a decision about admission. Often parents find touring helpful because it allows them to meet members of the treatment team and see the campus.

For parents interested in talking with other parents who have gone through the treatment process at Moonridge Academy, we are pleased to provide contact information for parent-references.   If you have other questions or concerns related to the admissions process, please don't hesitate to contact us through the form provided on this page or by calling 435-900-2115.

Moonridge Academy is a professional organization, licensed as a residential treatment center. We are also licensed as an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and a Day Treatment (PHP) Program although all of our students room and board at Moonridge Academy.  Moonridge Academy accepts payment in a variety of ways. Parents and referral sources are welcome to counsel with a representative from Moonridge Academy about private pay and insurance reimbursement. Please call us to see if Moonridge Academy is an appropriate place for your teen.

how do we work with insurance companies?

Moonridge Academy has an exclusive agreement with Bridgeway Billing.  Bridgeway Billing is a separate outside entity.  By default, Moonridge Academy through Bridgeway Billing automatically checks benefits, seeks authorization, and bills a family’s insurance company unless directed not to do so by the policyholder.  The exception to this is when the policy holder fails to provide us with accurate or completed insurance information it a timely manner so that proper authorizations can occur. 

Working to get insurance benefits and filing claims is not an easy process.  Most insurance companies want to deny the majority of claims making it difficult to get insurance assistance and reimbursement.   When families try to navigate this process without help and guidance they generally do not get the maximum amount of insurance coverage they can.   Moonridge Academy does not provide insurance services.  Instead we partner with Bridgeway Billing who has a proven track record.  Moonridge Academy has found that families who work with Bridgeway Billing are much more likely to receive insurance reimbursement than families who attempt to navigate the insurance process on their own. 

Moonridge Academy will provide clinical documentation of care to help improve our family’s chances for reimbursement.  Our treatment team will best as possible support and provide clinical documentation in an efficient amount of time as possible. Our clinicians regularly provide peer-to-peer reviews with a student's insurance company to ensure that there is a good understanding of the clinical services a student is receiving and the ongoing cilinical support required.  Moonridge's therapeutic program entails off-campus adventure days, multiple day trips that could impact the timeliness to respond to the request of the insurance companies for documentation and peer to peer reviews.