Level of Care Utilization System for Psychiatric and Addiction Services (LOCUS)

Level of Care Utilization System (LOCUS) is a level of care assessment tool being widely used by behavioral health managers and clinicians throughout the country to support accurate level of care recommendations.

There is also a child and adolescent version called CALOCUS.

LOCUS and CALOCUS were developed by members of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists (AACP) and transformed into electronic versions by Deerfield Solutions.

"Beyond assisting in service intensity placement decisions, these instruments (LOCUS and CALOCUS) can be used by systems to fill service gaps or to aid in planning programs projecting resource needs. The instruments can guide in treatment and recovery planning and help to ensure the use of least restrictive service alternatives, for example, Olmstead compliance. "- Wesley E. Sowers, M.D.

AACP Board Member

Medical Director

Allegheny County Office of Behavioral Health

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