How Can I Get Help?/Assessment Services
We are here to help you. Our team of licensed social workers and Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors meets with patients to determine if they have a substance use disorder. Individuals who meet criteria for one or more substance use disorder are referred to an appropriate level of care (i.e. inpatient services, outpatient services, or medication-assisted treatment). We also perform adolescent, co-occurring disorder, and DWI assessments.
How Can I Get Help?
We are pleased to offer open access for substance use disorder assessments. Due to COVID-19, our assessments are over the phone. Please call (607) 762-3288 between the hours of 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
What Should I Expect?
A licensed social worker or Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor will speak with you to determine whether you have a substance use disorder. Your visit will take between 30 minutes and one hour. If you meet criteria for a substance use disorder and you are interested in treatment, we will connect you to the appropriate level of care as soon as possible.
Specialized Assessments: Adolescents, Mental Health and DWI
We are proud to treat a variety of populations in Broome County and Greater Binghamton, New York.
Our team performs adolescent substance use disorder assessments. Treatment recommendations are based on clinical need and may include individual counseling, our adolescent group or referrals to outside facilities.
Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Assessments
If you are seeking mental health and substance use disorder treatment and you are not connected to an outpatient mental health program, please attend the UHS Outpatient Mental Health Clinic’s walk-in hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Their clinic is located at 33 Mitchell Avenue, Binghamton, NY 13903, on the ground floor. In addition to mental health medication and counseling, their clinic provides a co-occurring disorders group for patients with mental health diagnoses and substance use disorders. Please call (607) 762-2340 with any questions.
If you are already connected to an outpatient mental health program outside of the UHS system and would like substance use disorder treatment, please present for an assessment during our open access times. You may be eligible for our outpatient program’s co-occurring disorders group.
If you need a DWI evaluation, please call (607) 762-3288 and ask to schedule an appointment. Please note, if you have been arrested for a DWI in New York State, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires that you have a DWI-specific assessment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I want to take medication for my problem with opioids, can you help me?
A: If you are interested in medication for addiction treatment with Suboxone® (buprenorphine/naloxone), please call (607) 762-3288 between the hours of 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
If you are seeking admission to our Medication for Addiction Treatment Program (methadone clinic), please call (607) 762-2800 Monday through Friday between 6: 30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Q: I want to come to inpatient treatment, what should I do?
A: If you are interested in inpatient addiction treatment, please call (607) 762-3288 between the hours of 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Q: I need to be seen right away but your office is closed, what should I do?
A: If you are in an addiction-related crisis, please call our addiction crisis line at (607) 762-2257. For medical emergencies, including alcohol or benzodiazepine withdrawal, please call 911 or go to the emergency room. For mental health crises, please call our Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) at (607) 762-2303.