Outpatient Care at All Locations

Your relationship with Family Life Center begins when you call any of our treatment locations to schedule an assessment.

We use the DMH Placement Assessment. This takes into account the severity of addiction and type of addiction. An individual treatment plan is derived from this assessment to give the client personalized care. Clients are continuously assessed during treatment to determine if progress is being made or adjustments to the treatment plan are necessary.

Family Life Center also serves individuals with co-occurring disorders, meaning issues where at least one substance abuse problem and one mental health issue unrelated to substance abuse occur together.

When needed, we can refer individuals to other state agencies for additional levels of care, or at the request of the client.

Criteria for Admission to Outpatient Services

  1. No person will be denied admission to the program, beyond the scope of unique service level eligibility criteria, on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, handicap, or age in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 USC 2000d, Title XI of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 USC 1681-1686 and s.504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended 29 USC 794, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, 42 USC 12101-12213.
  2. Clients must be at least 18 years of age, as Family Life Center does not provide services for adolescents.
  3. Clients must be assessed as being appropriate for intensive outpatient (2.1 Level of Care) or outpatient (1.0 Level of Care).
  4. The following groups will be given priority to access to treatment in this order:
    1. Individuals who are pregnant and have intravenous substance use disorders.
    2. Individuals who are pregnant and have substance use disorders.
    3. Individuals who have intravenous substance use disorders.
    4. Women with dependent children.
    5. Individuals who are HIV positive.
    6. All others with substance use disorders
  5. Individuals in the top 5 priority groups will be directly admitted to the program. If a waiting list is necessary, the Clinical Director will prioritize the list according to that order.
  6. Any individual is eligible for readmission to the program providing that they meet the criteria for admission to a provided level of care upon assessment.

Ineligible Clients

  • Clients that are ineligible for admission to the Family Life Center Program will be provided, upon request, a written rationale by the clinician who performed the assessment.
  • Appropriate referrals will be made if the client qualifies for any level of care.
  • Clients will be told at the time of denial of admission that they may appeal the decision to the Clinical Director. A phone number and address will be provided at that time so that the client may make the appeal verbally or in writing. The Clinical Director will issue a decision within 3 working days of the request.

For additional information or answers to specific questions regarding Fees & Admission Criteria, please call us at 256-697-0770, or visit our Contact Us page.