In order to make the admissions process one that is as streamlined, yet as fully cohesive as possible, Southern West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers requests that prospective patients set aside between two and four hours to dedicate to the intake process. During this time, our staff will be able to assess and determine whether or not the services we provide will successfully meet all of an individual’s needs.
In order to be eligible for treatment at Southern West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, a patient must meet the following criteria:
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Must have been opioid dependent for a minimum of one year
- Must be in a period of withdrawal that has lasted for approximately 20 to 24 hours, unless discharged from another program after having received detoxification services or unless transferring from another location
Once it has been established that a prospective patient meets the appropriate criteria, he or she must be prepared to take part in the next phase of the admissions process, of which includes the following:
- Must present a valid form of photo identification (driver’s license, passport, state ID)
- Must present proof of insurance, if the patient is wanting to use insurance to cover the cost of treatment
- Must be willing to pay the intake fee, regardless of whether or not one plans to use insurance
- Must be willing to participate in a physical, of which will include a drug test, a TB test, and a pregnancy test for women
If prospective patients are pregnant, they cannot be in a state of withdrawal when they arrive for the intake process. They must have consent from their treating OB/GYN and be willing to sign a release of information in order to appropriately coordinate services. If a pregnant patient does not have an OB/GYN, Southern West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers will work with that patient in order to decide on what appropriate arrangements need to be made.
Additionally, if prospective patients are currently taking prescription benzodiazepine medications, such as Xanax, Klonopin, or Valium, they must also be willing to sign a release of information in order for the treatment staff at our centers to be able to coordinate care with their prescribing physicians.
It is important to understand that not everyone will receive medication on the first day of their treatment. It is up to the onsite medical team to determine if medication is appropriate to be taken on the first day.
If you or a loved one has any further questions regarding the intake process at Southern West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our knowledgeable and compassionate staff is ready and willing to answer any questions you may have.