The process of admissions at Southeastern Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers is structured in such a way that it is streamlined and efficient. If you or someone you care about is wishing to begin medication assisted treatment at one of our four locations, it is important to be aware of the following important information:
At Southeastern Comprehensive Treatment Centers, there are certain pre-admissions criteria that prospective patients must meet in order to receive treatment. Men and women who are most appropriate for treatment at our centers must be:
- Age 18 or older
- In a withdrawal state for 20-24 hours (unless pregnant or transferring from a detox program or another medication assisted treatment program)
- Opioid dependent for at least one year
If you or the person you care about meets the above pre-admissions criteria, an appointment for an admissions assessment can be scheduled. Before coming to a scheduled admissions appointment, it is necessary to be aware of the following:
- Proof of identification must be shown before completing an assessment. Acceptable forms of identification include a passport, state ID, or driver’s license.
- Patients must bring the intake fee with them. If you or your loved one is intending on using insurance to pay for treatment, an invoice can be submitted for reimbursement by the payee.
- Patients cannot be actively withdrawing from opioids on the day of intake.
- If a patient is transferring from a different medication assisted treatment program or detox, records from that center must be provided to our staff.
- If a patient is currently taking non-opioid medications that were prescribed by another physician, he or she must be prepared to sign a release of information in order to coordinate treatment with the prescribing physician.
The admissions process at Southeastern Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers occurs in two stages, of which happens after an admissions assessment is scheduled:
Stage 1: Patients will report to the center where they will be receiving treatment and meet with our counseling and nursing staff members. Patients should allow approximately three hours to complete this stage of admissions. Counseling staff will complete intake paperwork, of which will require patients to divulge the following information:
- Medical history
- Psychiatric history
- Social history
- Family history
- Primary care physician contact information (of which will require a signed release of information form)
- Emergency contact information (of which will require a signed release of information form)
Once this paperwork is complete, our nursing staff will collect a urine sample for a drug screen, administer pregnancy tests to female patients, and schedule a time for the patient to complete blood work for our records. Pertinent information pertaining to our treatment and educational information about addiction will also be given to each of our new patients. Lastly, patients will schedule an appointment to complete the medical portion of the admissions assessment.
Stage 2: New patients will meet with our medical staff to discuss services and the results of the tests and screenings that were done during the previous appointment. One of our experienced and qualified physicians will make the final decision on admission, determine which medication will be part of a patient’s treatment, prescribe that medication, and recommend additional services that will be included in a patient’s treatment plan. It is also at this stage of the admissions process that patients can be given their medication.
At Southeastern Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we want to help you reclaim your life and be free from the grips of opioid addiction. To learn more about our admissions processes or to gather information about our effective and life-changing treatment, give us a call today. Let us help you achieve a brighter tomorrow.