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Open Access at UHS

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 substance use disorders. Individuals who meet criteria for one or more substance use disorder are referred to an appropriate level of care (i.e. inpatient services, outpatient programming, or medication-assisted treatment). We also perform adolescent, co-occurring disorder, and DWI assessments.

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.

Please note, all assessments are done during open access hours and are held at 10 Mitchell Avenue, Binghamton, NY 13903. Please call 607-762-2901 to pre-register. For DWI assessments you must bring a picture ID and a copy of your ticket or arrest report.

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’m worried about paying for treatment. Is there someone that can help me with that

A: We accept most forms of insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. In addition, our program has a financial advocate who can help you sign up for health insurance. An appointment can be made by calling 607-762-2550.

Q: Do you offer transportation?

A: No. If you are on Medicaid, you may be eligible for transportation assistance. Please contact your local Medicaid office for more information.

Q: Can you help with family members?

A: Yes. In addition to the Family Program, your counselor can offer a family session to improve family communication, explain the disease of addiction and its treatment, and provide information about community resources for patients and their families.

Q: I want to take medication for my problem with opiods, 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 office-based opioid treatment program or our opioid treatment program. 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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