We understand that when you arrive at rehab, you may feel anxious, uncomfortable, or perhaps even resistant to treatment. Please know none of these feelings are unusual – almost everyone has some level of trepidation before they enter treatment. It’s a big step. It might be one of the most significant events in your life. We want you to know we’re prepared for you, whatever state you arrive in, and we’re experienced in helping everyone make the transition to treatment as smooth as possible.
Our team of master’s level therapists and licensed medical professionals will ask that you complete some assessments. They will talk with you to better understand your life prior to entering treatment. Once they have consulted with you and the full treatment team, a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan will be created.
If you are admitting to one of our inpatient treatment facilities, there is a complete battery of assessments that will be used to put together your plan.
Pre-Admissions Screening This happens before you arrive. An admissions specialist collects information about your history of substance use over the phone.
Admissions Evaluation A nurse performs a comprehensive assessment of your physical and mental status. The assessment includes a full review of your medical, psychiatric, and substance use history. The nurse contacts our on-duty physician for admission orders and prescription medication if needed.
HIV-Risk Screening This is standard practice for any patient entering treatment at Lakeview Health.
Medical History and Physical Once we have preliminary information about your health and substance use history, a member of our medical staff gather a complete medical history and perform a physical exam.
Psychiatric Evaluation and Chemical Dependency Evaluation A member of our medical team evaluates your psychiatric (mental and emotional) health and assesses your addiction.
Psychosocial Evaluation You meet with a therapist to provide a first-hand perspective on your background, substance use history, and personal goals for treatment.
Patient Orientation Within 24 hours of admission, you tour the facility, get an overview of the patient handbook, and have the opportunity to ask any further questions about your upcoming treatment.
During your time at Lakeview Health, we monitor your physical and emotional health and address any changes that require medical or psychiatric attention. In extreme cases, our rapid-response team is ready to act immediately.
Now that you know what to expect when you arrive at Lakeview Health, please take the next step and review what to bring when you arrive.