The first step in accessing treatment at Western Washington Comprehensive Treatment Centers is completing the admission process. To help make your admissions experience as smooth as possible, please read the information on this page very carefully.
First, in order to begin medication assisted treatment at one of our centers, you must meet all three of the following requirements:
- Must be aged 18 or older
- Must have been opioid dependent for at least one year
- Must be in a state of withdrawal for at least 20 to 24 hours
Once we have established your eligibility, we will be able to schedule your intake appointment. Please plan to spend between two to four hours to allow us to complete a full assessment and be sure to bring the following with you:
- A valid form of photo identification. We accept state-issued identification cards, driver’s licenses, and passports.
- Proof of insurance, if you plan to use insurance benefits to pay for your treatment.
- Payment for intake fees. Even if you have insurance coverage, you must pay your intake fees at the time of admission. Our centers accept cash, money orders, and credit cards. We do not accept personal checks or payment over the phone.
- If you are transferring to one of our centers from another program, you must arrange for all pertinent records to be delivered or faxed to us.
During the intake process, you will be required to complete the following:
- A physical exam that includes a drug test and a TB test. If you are a woman, you will also be required to take a pregnancy test.
- Paperwork to confirm your eligibility and document your personal history. You will be answering questions about your treatment history, psychiatric history, medical history, and related information.
At Western Washington Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we will make every effort to provide you with the care you need as quickly and efficiently as possible. However, it is important for you to understand that we cannot guarantee that you will receive medication on your first day. No medication can be prescribed without the approval of our medical staff members, who will make this decision based upon their evaluation of your specific needs and history.
If you have any questions about the admissions process or anything else related to Western Washington Comprehensive Treatment Centers, please do not hesitate to contact us at your convenience. We look forward to helping you take your first steps toward a healthier and happier future.