Forefront behavioral health for hospitals


Does your psych unit suffer from low census?

You may worry that your current professional staff is not available when admission requests come. Or worse — you may have staff members who purposely cap your census because they are spread too thin. Perhaps you are not setting up a psych unit at all because you worry that you wouldn’t be able to staff the unit over the long haul.

Does any of this sound familiar? Don’t let low census prevent your facility from providing maximum care.

Forefront has the staffing solutions you need.

We get it. Remote psych units are constantly anticipating the next staffing loss and fear not having the staff to keep their units operating.

Forefront’s national recruiting effort makes it possible to fill positions easily and get providers licensed in states that need them.

With its 24/7/365 approach, Forefront increases your average daily census by as many as three to six beds within the first 60 days. Because we are available to process all incoming admission requests, we can offer a first option to your key referral sources. Let us help get your hospital to the top of everyone’s list.

How can Forefront help you maximize census 24/7/365?


We provide 24/7/365 staffing availability — We review ALL admission requests against your criteria and accept them if it’s appropriate, day or night. At Forefront, we admit and treat all appropriate patients who meet the need for hospital level care, and we have the hospital references to prove it. We are available for request reviews 24/7/365, which ensures that if there’s a fit, you will get that admission.


We do seven-day rounding — with our team approach, we supply a medical director for one day per week, intensive team rounding and psychiatric nurse practitioners for daily monitoring and treatment interventions. We devise plan adjustments for optimum clinical care, and we provide the attention your patients need and the professional support your staff requires.


We bill insurers — no more wondering about psych coding and insurance claims. Forefront handles all fee-for-service claims filing. If there aren’t patients on the unit, you aren’t paying for unused professional staff time. No more guessing how many hours a day for which you need coverage, and no more locum-tenens exorbitant costs.


We supply all Telehealth technology at no cost to you, or we will link into yours. Take the guesswork out of Telehealth. Forefront has 10 years of experience deploying video solutions in healthcare environments. Let us handle getting your hospital technology ready!


We conduct regular quality-assurance reviews of our hospital teams, their notes and medications, their attention to detail, the timeliness of their reporting, and their peer and performance reviews. We do this to ensure that the care we deliver meets your standards and our insistence on the highest possible quality of care.


We not only service your inpatients, we also offer our services to the skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) that refer them to you. Forefront started in SNFs, so we know what the challenges are in providing care to high-acuity patient populations in rural communities. What is more, we can help you set up and professionally staff intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) for daily care delivery on an outpatient basis. For discharges, we have home care for smart phones for those not going into post-acute-care settings. Let Forefront help you support your whole community mission and meet the needs of your region.


Initially, our market was SNFs in rural areas. By working together, we can ensure that discharged patients are taken care of when they get back to their SNF. If you operate an IOP, we can staff that as well to provide full continuity of care even for those patients who are going home. Inpatient, outpatient or SNF, Forefront can help you manage your patient flows in and out of the hospital setting.


“Forefront Telecare has provided telemedicine services to our managed 16 bed inpatient geriatric psych unit in rural Central Louisiana over the past 16 months. The physician services and patient outcomes have both been exceptional, and the 7 day rounding and 24/7/365 on call has made an incredible difference to our census.”

Steve May, CEO
Sunrise Healthcare Management Company

“We have been working with Forefront at our geriatric psych units in AR and OK and the thing that sets Forefront apart as a great partner is that whenever there are issues that arise from clinical to personalities, I know that I have someone at all levels of the organization who will respond quickly to get a problem resolved with a positive attitude to get everything back on track. Excellent partner for our business.”

Joy Figarsky, Executive VP
Signet Health Corporation