For those interested in receiving treatment from Aiken Center, the process for entering treatment usually begins with an in-person orientation and clinical assessment. Currently, Aiken Center operates on a walk-in system, serving patients on a first come, first serve basis in most instances. New patients are invited to come to the agency during our walk-in hours Monday-Thursday at 8:30am and 1:30pm to begin the process.
The initial intake appointment begins with signing in with our friendly staff at our front window. You will attend orientation where you will receive a client handbook and other important documents. Once all paperwork has been reviewed, completed and signed, in most cases, you will attend an assessment appointment.
Assessments are one-on-one appointments with a clinical counselor. This time allows you to discuss with the counselor about the events in your life (past and present) that led you into treatment. Using this information, your counselor will work with you to develop and Individual Plan of Care. This plan identifies specific problems, spells out what goals you want to achieve while in treatment, and begins to address strategies for how you will go about reaching them. Together, you and your counselor will also decide on the kind of services that can best help you achieve your goals. The Individual Plan of Care will include the services in which you agree to participate, how often you will attend, and a target date by which you hope to have reached your goals.
- Decide on services
- This may take up to several hours
- Please bring the following:
- Photo ID
- Medical insurance card
- List of medications including medication name, milligram, and how often prescribed