Upon admission, each client is assigned to a multidisciplinary treatment team. Within the first 72 hours, a comprehensive bio-psycho-social evaluation is completed. The evaluation serves as the foundation for an individualized treatment plan developed to serve the needs of the client. In addition to individual and group counseling, personal adjustment transition (PAT), intensive relapse prevention counseling, and pastoral care, inpatient services also include a family component for one’s family and one’s significant others.
Treatment plans evolve throughout the treatment process and culminate with the aftercare plan. At the time of discharge, a client may return home for additional treatment at an outpatient clinic.
St. Joseph’s accepts most insurance and New York State Medicaid. Self pay for services are determined on a sliding fee scale.
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Be free of serious communicable disease
- Have no medical or surgical condition or mental disability requiring acute care in a hospital
- Have no psychiatric condition that would interfere with addiction treatment
Properly completed ” CONSENT FOR THE RELEASE OF INFORMATION” forms must be returned immediately upon receipt.
A basic medical examination must be performed no more than 6 months prior to admission. (This includes all required lab work. Note: Must attach a copy of the CBC, ALT, Complete UA, RPR, and TB test results received within last year).
Psychosocial History and Evaluation: the assessment must be conducted and dated no more than 6 months prior to admission. If the applicant was treated by a clinician within the past six (6) months, the clinician may submit the Clinical Summary and Discharge Summary but must include an update.
Assessment must support a diagnosis of Alcohol Dependence, Alcohol Abuse or Chemical Dependency per the DSM-V (or its successors) and include diagnosis on Axes I through V.
Copies of Discharge Summaries from previous treatment facilities only if they are within the last year. Please do not send any that are more than 12 months old.
If applicant has been prescribed medication, the referral agent MUST assure the applicant a sufficient amount of the medication to last a minimum of seven days.
St. Joseph’s “Consent of Release of Financial Information” form must be completed and signed to allow St. Joseph’s to verify funding. A copy of at least two of the following forms of applicant’s identification must be attached to the form:
- Birth Certificate
- Social Security Card
- Insurance Card
- Medicaid Card/Public Assistance Card
- Picture I. D. or Driver’s License
All requested documentation must be received and approved clinically, medically and financially by St. Joseph’s prior to confirming an admission date.
Upon receipt and verification of funding information, a determination will be made for each applicant.
NOTE: Funding Verification from all third-party payors (Medicaid, insurance, etc.) must be complete prior to an applicant’s admission to St. Joseph’s. The applicant must be willing to actively participate in the program. Treatment length of stay is dependent on client need.
During treatment, St. Joseph’s staff works with each resident to determine plans and goals for continuing recovery. Applicants MUST be open to aftercare planning, which may include a stay of up to three (3) months in a Guest House, Halfway House or other alcohol and drug-free residence upon successful completion of St. Joseph’s Inpatient program.
Individuals and agencies (referral source) who refer the applicant to St. Joseph’s are encouraged to participate in the Aftercare Planning for applicants participating in our program. Applicants receiving an Administrative Discharge or a Discharge Against Therapeutic Advice are usually referred back to the referral source.
Each applicant MUST encourage their family and significant others to attend St. Joseph’s Family Services. Family Services allows families the opportunity to become familiar with the disease of alcoholism/chemical dependency and with the continuing rehabilitation and recovery process of the resident upon discharge from St. Joseph’s.
NOTE: Children must be at least ten (10) years of age to attend Family Services.
Articles to Bring to Treatment
Applicant must be given St. Joseph’s “Personal Items Listing for Applicants” and instructed to adhere to the guidelines related to Required Items, Appropriate Items and Inappropriate Items.