Application Process

Applying to Cornerstones of Maine

The Cornerstones of Maine application process is focused on determining whether an applicant is a good fit for the program. For some basic guidelines on goodness of fit please see Our Clients page. Below is a description of the steps involved in our application process. We reserve the right to refuse enrollment to any applicant who we determine is not a good fit for the program. Some of the steps below may not be applicable as each application is different. 

1. Referring Phone Call



After an Admissions Inquiry Form on our Admissions page has been completed, a member of our admissions team will schedule a phone call or Zoom with the referring party. This is usually the first call in an application. A phone call or Zoom between a Cornerstones of Maine admissions team member and the referring party (usually an educational consultant) is completed and a brief assessment is made around whether the applicant is a good fit for the program.

2. Review of Supporting Materials




Our clinical team reviews pertinent psychological evaluations, psychiatric evaluations, and other paperwork provided to us in support of an individual’s application to the program. 

3. Parent Phone Call



A phone call or Zoom meeting between a Cornerstones of Maine admissions team member and an applicant’s parents and other sponsor family members is completed. 

4. Provider Phone Call




A phone call between a Cornerstones of Maine admissions team member and a recent treatment provider for the applicant, usually a therapist or psychiatrist is completed. 

5. Applicant Phone Call





A phone call between a Cornerstones of Maine admissions team member and the applicant themselves is completed. 

6. Program Tour




We schedule a program tour for a client and/or their sponsoring family members if interested. We conduct tours primarily on Mondays, Thursdays, or Fridays. 

Cost & Availability

Program Cost 


Cornerstones is a private pay program and we do not accept insurance. The program cost is $15,500 a month and our fees cover all the costs related to setting up the program for a new client. 

While Cornerstones of Maine does not accept insurance, families can still seek reimbursement from their insurance company for Cornerstones services. To aid families in this process, we have partnered with SJ Health Insurance Advocates (SJHIA), a health insurance claims management and advocacy firm which will act as a personal representative to help you navigate the process and maximize your reimbursement. Learn more about the Cornerstones and SJHIA partnership and how it can benefit you.

Availability and Openings 


We will let you know if space is available upon applying to Cornerstones of Maine. Please note that applying to an open bed in the program does not guarantee that the bed will be available if you decide to enroll. We accept ongoing applications for open beds until those spaces are filled. For this reason we will work as expeditiously as we can on our end to complete your application. We recommend that you also work expeditiously through all the necessary steps you will need to finalize a decision to enroll. 

Aaron Rumsey, Admissions Director

Phone | 800.588.6898

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