Beginning treatment at Volunteer Comprehensive Treatment Center starts with our streamlined admissions process.
If you or someone you care about would like to begin receiving medication assisted treatment at our center, the helpful staff in our admissions department can be contacted to walk you or your loved one through the first stage of initiating services.
Prior to calling Volunteer Comprehensive Treatment Center to schedule an intake, prospective patients should be aware of our pre-admissions criteria, of which must be met in order for a person to receive treatment at our center. This criteria includes the following:
- Must be 18 or older
- Must have two years of opioid abuse or one year of opioid abuse with at least one failed attempt at treatment (this excludes pregnant patients)
- Must be opioid dependent for one year or more
If you or a person you care about fulfills our per-admissions criteria, staff in our admissions department can be contacted and an assessment can be scheduled. Once you have established a date and time to complete an assessment for treatment, the following is important to keep in mind prior to attending your intake appointment:
- You must be able to show proof of identification. Acceptable forms of identification include a driver’s license, state ID, or passport. If you do not have a valid photo ID, you will be expected to bring in such an ID within two weeks after completing your assessment.
- You must report to your intake appointment in a state of withdrawal unless you are pregnant.
- You are expected to pay for your intake fee during your assessment even if you elect to pay for care with your insurance.
- If you have completed a detox through another program, it is necessary to being documentation from that particular program or programs with you for our records.
On the day of your assessment, it is necessary to allow two to three hours to complete the following:
- Show proof of identification
- Pay for intake fee
- Complete a physical with one of our physicians
- Take a TB test
- Female patients will be required to take a pregnancy test
- Complete a drug test
You will also be required to complete any and all pertinent paperwork with an admissions staff member. This paperwork can include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Personal history assessment
- Substance use and treatment history assessment
- An assessment of medical history
- Consent to receive treatment paperwork
Once this process is complete, our staff will discuss your treatment plan with you and will inform you of the next step in beginning care at our center.
If you or someone your care about would like to learn more about our admissions process or would like to schedule an assessment, give us a call today. Our compassionate and expertly trained admissions staff is standing by to answer any questions that you may have and can tell you how treatment at our center can change your life. Because at Volunteer Comprehensive Treatment Center, a new, opioid-free beginning is within reach.