Getting started at New Directions is a friendly and simple process.  At the Total Health Clinic we have walk-in intake and assessments on Tuesday mornings and Friday mornings. We also have scheduled intake appointments on Monday afternoons for those deemed appropriate.

Note: New Directions strives to meet the specific individual needs of the people we serve.  In addition to our residential services we offer co-occurring mental health and psychiatric services.  To help us best understand the needs of individuals referred to our program and to coordinate care, we require a mental health assessment for any individual who is recommended for level 3 or higher in dimension 3 of their ASAM.  This is consistent with the ASAM's recommendation that co-occurring enhanced programs be used for any individual seeing care where dimension 3 is scored at level 3 or higher.  This helps us schedule and coordinate care once the individual arrives and to ensure that we are able to safely meet their individual needs.

Intakes

  • Intakes are offered on a first-come-first-served basis, so please arrive on time or early.
  • Children must be accompanied by their legal guardian.
  • Bring current Medicaid card(s).
  • Intakes take about 45 minutes.
  • Upon completion of an intake, you will be eligible for a face-to-face assessment with a counselor. If time allows, this may occur on the same day as your intake.

Assessments*

  • An intake is required to receive an assessment.
  • Assessments are offered on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Assessments take about 1 hours to complete.
  • The assessment counselor will ask you questions in order to assist in determining treatment needs. If ongoing treatment is needed, you will be assigned a group (or groups) that is appropriate, and a future appointment will be made with an assigned clinician for ongoing services.
*New Directions strives to meet the specific individual needs of the people we serve.  In addition to our residential services we offer co-occurring mental health and psychiatric services.  To help us best understand the needs of individuals referred to our program and to coordinate care, we require a mental health assessment for any individual who is recommended for level 3 or higher in dimension 3 of their ASAM.  This is consistent with the ASAM's recommendation that co-occurring enhanced programs be used for any individual seeing care where dimension 3 is scored at level 3 or higher.  This helps us schedule and coordinate care once the individual arrives and to ensure that we are able to safely meet their individual needs.