The beginning of any new experience can be difficult and the fear of the unknown can bring even more anxiety. The intake process can be lengthy but we are committed to ensure that your treatment is geared specifically to your individual needs. But rest assured, you are not alone. One of our Admission Counselors will be there to assist you throughout the entire process.
Step 1: Registration
Once you enter the building you will be seated in the Admissions Waiting Room where you will fill out paperwork which include medical, clinical, and financial information. You will also receive information about CompDrug’s policies and procedures.
You can save some time and fill out the paperwork ahead of time HERE.
Step 2: Blood Test & Toxicology
The blood test screens for underlying health concerns that could affect your treatment, such as Hepatitis, HIV, Syphilis, and Tuberculosis. Our urine screen tests for:
Step 3: Clinical Assessment
Due to COVID restrictions, new patients will not see a counselor the same day as intake. You will be scheduled for a telehealth visit with your new counselor usually by the next day.
During the clinical assessment, you will meet with one of our licensed professional counselors to discuss the expectations of the program and understand why you’re seeking treatment. Our counselors will ask for general information like family history of use, your current living situation, your highest level of education, any legal history, employment history and any history of abuse. Then they will answer any questions you may have about what to expect from our program, and treatment recommendations. All of this information will help give us a better understanding of the treatment you need and the help you deserve.
Current counseling requirements for patients receiving medication:
Outpatient: At least 2 counseling sessions a month; via telehealth
Step 4: Medical Assessment
Due to COVID restrictions, your EKG will no longer be done the same day. It will be scheduled within 60 days of your first day.
Step 5: Physician Visit
After toxicology and blood work, you will meet with one of our Staff Physicians or Certified Nurse Practitioners. The provider will assess your health and needs related to substance use disorders, answer questions and address any concerns regarding your treatment. Through that first assessment the provider will work with you to determine appropriate treatment options that could include medication assisted treatment and/or support medication to help you achieve your goals.
Step 6: Medication
Once you are done with the doctor, you will be taken to the dosing window where the nurse will explain the process and give you your first dose of medication.