For those interested in receiving treatment from Aiken Center, the first step is to make a quick initial call with one of our direct services team members. They will ask you questions to make sure you receive the proper guidance and care in the next steps. At the end of this initial call, you will schedule an in-person intake appointment.
The intake appointment begins 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, 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