Who's Right for CSoC?

Who's Right for CSoC?

Who can participate in the Coordinated System of Care (CSoC)?

A child/youth eligible for CSoC will meet the following criteria:  

  1. Between the ages of 5-20  
  1. Has a DSM 5 diagnosis or is exhibiting behaviors indicating that a diagnosis may exist (Magellan will refer for a comprehensive assessment in order to make an eligibility determination).  
  1. Meets clinical eligibility for CSoC as determined by the Child, Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) scale which assesses the following areas:
    • Behavioral/Emotional Diagnosis or Behaviors,  e.g.  impulsiveness, anxiety,  depression,  history  of  trauma, oppositional behavior, etc.
    • Risky Behaviors, g. self-harming behaviors, aggression, fire setting, threats of harm to others, etc.
    • Difficulty functioning in various settings including family, home, school or
    • Caregiver need for assistance with supervision, understanding behavioral health needs, linking to appropriate supports and services, their own behavioral health needs, etc.  
  1. Currently in an out of home placement (OOH), or at imminent risk of OOH placement in these settings:


Psychiatric Hospitals

Foster Care

Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities

Therapeutic Foster Care

Therapeutic Group Home

Developmental Disabilities Facilities

Non-medical Group Home

Alternative Schools

Addiction Facilities

Secure Care Facilities


Homeless (As identified by the Department of Education)


  1. Generally involved with multiple state agencies 
  1. Identified family or adult resource that is or will be responsible for the care of the child/youth that is willing to engage in wraparound. 
  1. Eligible for Medicaid or deemed eligible for Medicaid based on clinical (Certain children/youth not typically eligible for Medicaid may be eligible based on clinical need.)

Please Note:

  • A child/youth currently receiving Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) cannot concurrently be enrolled in CSoC. 

To determine if a child/youth may be appropriate for the Coordinated System of Care (CSoC) contact the child/youth's Healthy Louisiana Plan or for more information, anyone may contact Magellan at 1-800-424-4489.