We, at Cartersville Comprehensive Treatment Center, understand that when a person contacts our center inquiring about our treatment options, he or she is likely considering making that first brave step towards a recovered life. We do not want to thwart that effort with a convoluted intake process and have therefore made ours one that is streamlined and easy to navigate.
The very first step of our admissions process is to determine a prospective patient’s appropriateness for services. Some men and women can greatly benefit from our medication-assisted treatment, while others may require a higher or lower level of care. Below is our pre-admissions criteria, which must be met in order for an individual to receive treatment at our center:
- You must be aged 18 or older
- You must have been opioid dependent for at least one year
Once it is determined that a prospective patient is appropriate for treatment at Cartersville Comprehensive Treatment Center, our helpful admissions team can schedule an intake appointment and inform that individual of what he or she will need to secure and bring with to his or her scheduled intake assessment. The following is required of all patients in order to begin treatment at our center:
- A valid form of identification, which includes a driver’s license, state ID, or passport
- The full amount of the intake fee
Additionally, on the day of the scheduled intake, prospective patients must show up in a state of withdrawal with at least 20 to 24 hours having passed since their last use of an opioid(s). Pregnant patients are to refrain from this rule so as to minimize the risks to themselves and their unborn babies by going into a state of withdrawal.
Those who are scheduled to complete an intake assessment should allow 2 to 4 hours to complete all that is required for admissions to Cartersville Comprehensive Treatment Center. Within this window of time, the following will transpire:
- Payment for intake will be collected.
- A physical exam will be completed with one of our doctors.
- A TB test will be administered to those who have not received one in the last 2 years.
- A drug screen will be completed.
- A pregnancy test will be given to all female patients.
Patients are also expected to complete any and all necessary paperwork for admission and will need to sign a release of information for other providers of care if medical treatment is being received elsewhere, including female patients who are currently receiving prenatal services. However, if a patient is pregnant and is not currently being seen by an OB/GYN, our staff can provide referrals for such services. Furthermore, if a new patient has completed detox services and is transferring to our center from another program, documentation from that treatment provider must be given to our center on the day of intake.
It is important that new patients be aware that they may not necessarily receive medication on their first day of treatment. The decision to prescribe and administer medication on the first day is one that is made on a case-by-case basis by our doctors. If it is deemed medically necessary, our doctors will review the new patient’s history and current health status and come to a determination based on that information.
If you or a loved one would like to begin on the path towards a recovered life that is no longer bound by the grips of addiction, give Cartersville Comprehensive Treatment Center a call today. Our friendly staff is on-hand to answer any questions that you or someone you care about may have and can schedule an intake assessment. Let today be the day that an addiction to heroin or prescription pain medication is laid to rest once and for all.