Healthcare workers often refer patients to substance abuse treatment facilities for services that extends beyond the hospital or clinics capabilities.
Medical workers often tend to patients with drug and alcohol-related issues, such as overdoses, alcohol poisoning, DUI’s and manic breaks. After the initial hospital care, many of these cases may require more intensive treatment in a residential setting. In some cases, patients may approach the hospital directly, asking for advice on where to seek assistance for an acknowledged problem. These patients may have unsuccessfully attempted treatment in the past or be concerned that their environment will not be conducive to their wellness and recovery. This is where our trusted team at Psyclarity Health Massachusetts comes in with their extensive experience in providing the relevant guidance to third-party referrers such as case workers, social workers, and discharge planners or nurses.
ADMISSIONS PROCESS FOR REFERRALS
The Psyclarity Health coordination team is available 24/7, to assure hospital healthcare professionals of a smooth admission process for their patients. Upon referral, a certified medical practitioner will provide a pre-admission assessment to determine the patient’s needs, where doctors will assess the patient’s medical condition, their detox needs, substance use history, and mental health history, along with any co-existing conditions.
BENEFITS OF INPATIENT REHAB
During the treatment process, referring professionals can be assured that their patients will receive expert medical attention specific to their addiction requirements. After completing detox, patients may be guided through additional therapies, such as individual and group counseling, which can be supplemented by various activities to assist with developing life skills that develop constructive coping methods without resorting to drugs or alcohol.
DEDICATED CASE MANAGEMENT
To ensure the wellness of the referred patient, a dedicated case manager oversees administrative requirements during the admission, as well as the discharge process. This helps to ensure seamless administration, and to provide ongoing reports and updates on weekly patient progress. When being discharged, communication is even more vital and the referring healthcare workers are kept up-to-date with the progress, and all relevant parties are provided with a discharge checklist. If necessary, there is also family education covering the overall program.
- FMLA Paperwork
- Short-term Disability
- Medical Record Requests
- Return-To-Work Documents
- Living Situations
- Life Skills Overview
- Continued Care Requirements
- Introduction to alumni coordinator
The Psyclarity Health team is committed to the long-term recovery of patients undergoing substance abuse treatment. To this end, the center ensures that an ongoing continuum of care is provided after the patient leaves the center. Communication remains a priority through this process, and support groups are available for those who realize the benefits of these programs. Hospital health care workers are welcome to contact Psyclarity Health MA to arrange a tour or to learn more about establishing protocols for future referrals.