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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.

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How Can I Get Help?

We are pleased to offer open access for substance use disorder assessments. Come to 10 Mitchell Avenue, Binghamton, NY 13903 for your assessment. You can drop in anytime between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. No appointment is necessary but we do ask that you call 607-762-2901 to pre-register. If you have questions about open access times, please call 607-762-2901. Please bring a picture ID and insurance card.

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. You may be asked to provide a urine or saliva drug screen. 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.

Adolescent Assessments

Our team performs adolescent substance use disorder assessments. Treatment recommendations are based on clinical need and may include weekly individual counseling by our assessment team 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 call the UHS Outpatient Mental Health Clinic at 607-762-2340 to schedule an appointment. Alternatively, you may attend their clinic’s walk-in hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 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.

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.

DWI Assessments

If you need a DWI evaluation, please call 607-762-2901 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, and that you bring a copy of the ticket or arrest report with you to the assessment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I do my assessment over the phone?

A: No. In order to verify your identity, collect a drug screen if indicated, and obtain complete information, assessments must be made in person.

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 methadone or Suboxone® (buprenorphine/naloxone), you will need an assessment. Come to 10 Mitchell Avenue, Binghamton, NY 13903 for your assessment. You can drop in anytime between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. No appointment is necessary but we do ask that you call 607-762-2901 to pre-register. If you have questions about open access times, please call 607-762-2901. Please bring a picture ID and insurance card.

A licensed social worker or Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor will determine if you meet criteria for our Suboxone® (buprenorphine/naloxone) program or our Medication-Assisted Treatment program (methadone clinic). Once that determination is made, they will discuss the next steps in the admission process with you.

Q: I want to come to inpatient treatment, what should I do?

A: If you or a loved one think you need inpatient treatment, you will need an assessment. Come to 10 Mitchell Avenue, Binghamton, NY 13903 for your assessment. You can drop in anytime between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. No appointment is necessary but we do ask that you call 607-762-2901 to pre-register. If you have questions about open access times, please call 607-762-2901. Please bring a picture ID and insurance card.

A licensed social worker or Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor will meet with you and assess you for inpatient treatment. If you meet criteria, you will be given an admission date. If you do not meet criteria, we will develop an alternative plan to address your needs.

Q: I need to be seen right away but your office is closed, what should I do?

A: If you are in crisis, please call our crisis line at 607-762-2257. For medical emergencies, including alcohol or benzodiazepine withdrawal, please call 911 or go to the emergency room. For our Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP), please call 607-762-2303.

Get an assessment today

No appointment is necessary. To learn more or to pre-register, call 607-762-2901.

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