Whether you’re looking for help for yourself or for someone you care about, asking for help is the very first step toward healing. We recognize this first step alone may be one of the hardest steps in the process of change.
Since 1979, Hanbleceya has been helping individuals and families navigate through this challenging but hopeful process of health and change and would be happy to answer any questions you have about the process. Please don’t hesitate to call!
We’ve been here since 1979, and we’ll be here for you.
We don’t use a busy call center. Our caring staff handles all of your calls personally and are happy to answer any questions you have about our treatment program or provide suggestions on how you can best prepare your family for an upcoming pre-admission assessment. Please keep in mind that we provide intervention support services in the event you have a loved-one resistant to treatment but really needing it.
During the initial part of the admissions process, information will be gathered and arrangements will be made through one of our staff coordinators.
Understanding the Admission Process…
- Preliminary phone screening with one of our intake coordinators – The first step in the admission process is a preliminary phone screening. The purpose of this screening is to gather extensive information about the admitting client, to provide helpful information about Hanbleceya’s treatment program, and to culminate the discussion by setting up an appointment to either meet face-to-face to visit Hanbleceya or to book an assessment visit. This is your opportunity to start exploring whether or not Hanbleceya is the right fit for your loved-one’s needs.
- Preliminary clinical review of psychiatric history and documentation – In nearly all cases our clinical team will need to review historical information about previous hospitalizations, treatment centers, and psychiatric evaluations. We will likely ask you to help us coordinate the delivery of this information from previous providers so we can assess whether or not Hanbleceya is the best fit for you or your loved-one. Sometimes it may be necessary to involve an affiliated interim facility to maximize the potential long-term success of your loved-one in our program.
- Initial face-to-face meeting – Giving your loved-one the opportunity to meet with staff and/or visit the program prior to the two-day assessment can play a significant role in minimizing the anxiety that he/she will likely experience when first visiting Hanbleceya. We have found that interaction with staff may not only be a valuable and worthwhile experience for your loved-one, but it can also help create a connection and initiate the bonding process, an important piece in effectuating a successful assessment. Whether a Hanbleceya staff person visits your loved-one or you bring your loved-one to visit Hanbleceya, the time and effort can be beneficial.
- Assessment visit – This is a great opportunity to fully evaluate the program without having to make a long term financial commitment. It also provides both you and Hanbleceya an opportunity to observe how your loved-one will react to, and interact within, our therapeutic community environment. Assessment visits at Hanbleceya commence on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00am and last for three days. Each assessment includes a half-day of psychological testing. There is a one-time fee for the assessment visit. Talk to your intake coordinator for information on cost and further details.Prior to your visit, you will be asked to ensure the delivery of pertinent psychiatric information from hospitals, institutions, psychiatrists, and therapists. This information should be received one week prior to your arrival as the clinical staff will need time for its review. Please have all requested documents faxed to 619-466-2609 – Attn: Clinical Staff.Your assessment visit will include the following:
- Meeting with your Intake Coordinator – You and the rest of your family will visit the center, tour the independent housing, meet other clients in the program in addition to meeting other members of the Hanbleceya clinical and support staff. Use this opportunity to get answers to any additional questions you may have about the program.
- Comprehensive Psychological Testing – All clients are provided a 1/2 day of psychological testing. This testing provides an avenue for us to establish or confirm diagnoses and evaluate various psychological characteristics or processes related to an individual’s symptom profile, personality structure, cognitive or intellectual functioning, emotional status, social and behavioral patterns, and strengths and resources.
- Formal Psychiatric Clinical Assessment – After reviewing provided psychiatric collateral, Hanbleceya’s clinical director will meet with loved-one and family to perform a formal clinical assessment. During this session you will have an opportunity to share pertinent background information and historical data about your loved-one. Our objective is to acquire appropriate information so we can determine the likelihood of his/her success in Hanbleceya’s Treatment Program.
- Multiple Psychotherapy Sessions – Your loved-one will participate in multiple group and individual therapy sessions, and a wrap-up family session with senior clinical staff. This is a good opportunity for your loved-one to experience firsthand how clients interact in the healing process at Hanbleceya. Your loved-one will be encouraged to ask questions and participate in the process.
- Chemical Dependency, Work Development & ADL Assessment Meeting – Each client will participate in individual meetings with these Hanbleceya specialists. Gathering information about one’s history with substances (if applicable), work development, and activities of daily living are an important part of understanding the capabilities and limitations of your loved-one in addition to helping to determine an appropriate treatment structure.
- Meeting with our Program Psychiatrist – The family will meet with our Program Psychiatrist. This will be a great opportunity to ask questions of the medical clinician who will be in charge of your loved-one’s medication prescription.
- Treatment Team Review and Notification – At the culmination of your assessment visit, the Treatment Team will meet to review all pertinent information, share impressions from your visit and discuss all relevant psychiatric data at our regular treatment team meeting. The decision on whether or not to admit your loved-one is based on numerous factors. You will be notified of our decision in a meeting with your intake coordinator.
- Setting an Admission Date – Your intake coordinator will advise you of the next available admission date, usually the Monday following a Wednesday assessment visit and Wednesday following a Monday assessment visit. During times when the program is using a waiting list, you may be required to provide a non-refundable deposit to guarantee your space in the program.
- General Admission – Administrative and financial details are finalized in the meeting with your intake coordinator.