At Brattleboro Comprehensive Treatment Center, we understand that the decision to seek treatment for an opioid addiction is often rife with apprehension. Many people experience a great deal of anxiety when making that first phone call to a treatment center and we, at Brattleboro Comprehensive Treatment Center, aim to make both the initial conversation about treatment and the admissions process itself as worry-free and as streamlined as possible.
If you or your loved one would like to receive the medication assisted treatment that we offer, it is important for you or the person you care about to be aware of the following pre-admissions criteria:
- Must be age 18 or older
- Must be opioid dependent for at least one year or more
If this patient profile describes you or your loved one, then our eligibility requirements have been met, and our admissions team can schedule the two intake assessments that we require at our center. Our staff of dedicated professionals can schedule appointments on days and at times that are convenient for you, and they will inform you of what is required of you to bring to those appointments.
All patients are required to report to their first intake assessment in a state of withdrawal, with their last use of opioids having been 20 to 24 hours prior to their appointment time. However, this requirement excludes pregnant women in order to preserve the health and wellbeing of them and their babies. Patients must also bring their insurance card to their first appointment if they intend on using their insurance, and they must be able to show a valid form of identification, which can include the following:
- Driver’s license
- State ID card
- Valid U.S. passport
Finally, all patients are expected to pay for their intake appointment upfront on the day of their first intake assessment. Even if a patient is planning on using his or her insurance to pay for services, this policy applies to all who intend on partaking in our services.
Once our staff has verified a patient’s identity and collected payment for the intake, the following will be completed during the 3- to 4-hour window of time it takes to finish the first intake appointment:
- Clinical paperwork
- Computer survey (ASI)
- Nursing intake
- Behavioral health questionnaire
- Biopsychosocial assessment
- Release of information forms
- Lab work order
During the second intake appointment, you or your loved one will then complete the following:
- Physical exam with one of our doctors
- Sign releases of information that were not signed during the first appointment
Patients will also schedule their first appointments with their counselor and care coordinator, and then will receive the first dosage of their medication.
To begin a life-changing recovery process, contact Brattleboro Comprehensive Treatment Center to schedule your intake appointments today. That first phone call is the first brave step toward the opioid-free life that you deserve.