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Neuro-Medical Treatment Center Admission Criteria

The Neuro-Medical Treatment Centers are specialized long-term care facilities certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under OBRA regulations.  Residents residing at the Neuro-Medical Treatment Centers have primary diagnoses of chronic or persistent medical conditions.  The health and physical status of these residents require 24-hour supervision including support, daily nursing assessment and assistance with activities of daily living.
Each of the Neuro-Medical Treatment Centers is a specialty center, and as such, their services are limited to unique populations which include people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who are aging, people with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementias, and elderly people who have a history of a psychiatric illness whose medical conditions require 24-hour nursing care.  Please note the populations served at each of the Neuro-Medical Treatment Centers:   


People with Intellectual Disabilities and/or Developmental Disabilities who are aging

People with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementias

Elderly people with a chronic medical condition from a state psychiatric hospital

Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center


Longleaf Neuro-Medical Treatment Center


O’Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center



Admissions to the Neuro-Medical Treatment Centers occur by contacting each facility’s admission office (listed below).  Consideration is given to those individuals who live within the facility’s given region (see the regional list) with limited exceptions made according to need. Submission of an admission packet prior to consideration is required by each facility.


Neuro-Medical Treatment Admission Contacts

Locate the Facility for Your County

Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center Admission Office
Phone: 828-259-6945
Fax: 828-259-6670

Longleaf Neuro-Medical Treatment Center Admission Office
Phone: 252-399-2115
Fax: 252-399-2120  

O’Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center Admission Office
Phone: 919-581-4012
Fax: 919-581-4016 Ready NC Connect NC