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Admissions Process Overview
Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems’ Admissions Process
We are sensitive to the fact that seeking treatment for mental health or addiction concerns can be not only intimidating but also anxiety-provoking. For this reason, we strive to alleviate any sense of discomfort or apprehension and make sure that you feel confident in the decisions that you make.
We aim to transition you into our programming with an undeniable certainty that your care, wellness, and safety will be our top priority.
Your sense of security and confidence in the decision you have made by contacting Vermilion will begin with the admissions process. Our admissions specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to ensure that we are available at whatever time you need us.
Taking the First Step
The first step in Vermilion Behavioral Health’s admissions process
You can begin the process of seeking care at Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems by contacting us via the following:
- Phone call
- Electronic e-fax
Your initial contact with us can be made by whatever means you feel most comfortable. If you choose to send a fax, it will be reviewed and a member of our admissions team will contact you. If you choose to call, you will speak with a qualified admissions specialist who will set up a time that is most convenient for you to come in and receive an assessment.
If you choose to come directly to our treatment center, you will be able to receive an evaluation immediately. All assessments for treatment must be done face-to-face.
What to Expect
What to expect from your intake assessment
The assessments that we offer as a prerequisite for receiving care are completely confidential and are provided at no cost to you or your loved ones. The purpose of these assessments is to gather as much information as possible regarding your presenting concerns so that we can determine the ways in which we be best able to assist you.
Your assessment will be completed with a friendly and knowledgeable admissions specialist. He or she will ask you questions pertaining to the following:
- Basic demographics
- Reasons for seeking treatment
- Current level of functioning
- Present stressors
- Treatment history
- Medical history
- Substance use history
The admissions specialist with whom you are working will also do a basic mental status screening.
Once all pertinent information has been gathered, it will be reviewed by one of our psychiatrists who will then work with the clinical team in providing a recommendation for the most appropriate level of care that will best meet your needs.
If it is determined that inpatient treatment will be most beneficial, we will be able to facilitate a smooth transition into care right away. If a lower level of care would be more appropriate, recommendations for that level of care will be provided and options for programming will be explored.
Vermilion Behavioral Health System Admissions Criteria
At Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems, we are dedicated to making sure that each person who enters our doors will be provided with the treatment options that will most optimally place him or her on the path for true recovery and lasting wellness.
In order to ensure that we can appropriately meet the needs of those who are entrusted into our care, there are a few criteria that individuals must meet in order to participate in our inpatient treatment programming. These criteria are outlined briefly in the following:
- Must be aged 18 or older
- Must present with symptoms synonymous with a mental health condition, substance use disorder, or dual diagnosis concerns
- May be suffering suicidal ideation / is a danger to self
- May be at risk for harming others
- May be unable to function properly as a result of psychiatric instability
- May be suffering from an addiction that requires medical detoxification services
It is important to keep in mind that all admissions into treatment at Vermilion are done on a case-by-case basis, after thorough review of the person’s presenting needs and concerns. If you have any questions about our admissions criteria, please do not hesitate to contact us.
If you or an important person in your life are suffering from symptoms of a mental health disorder, a substance use disorder, or dual diagnosis concerns, please reach out to the caring staff here at Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems today.