Enrolling for treatment at Inland Empire Comprehensive Treatment Centers starts with our admissions and intake process.
This is a thorough process that is designed to ensure that the services you will receive are ideally matched to your unique needs. To make sure that your intake experience is as efficient and effective as possible, please carefully review all of the information on this page.
First, in order to be eligible to receive treatment at one of our two centers, you must meet the following criteria.
- You must be age 18 or older
- You must have been dependent on opioids for at least one year
One we have confirmed your eligibility, we will schedule your intake appointment. You cannot complete intake without the following:
- You must present proof of identification. We can accept a state-issued ID card, a driver’s license, or a U.S. passport.
- You must pay for intake fees at the time of intake, regardless of whether or not you will be using your insurance benefits to pay for treatment.
- You must arrive for your intake appointment in a state of withdrawal for at least 20 to 24 hours (unless you are pregnant or are transferring directly from another program).
- If you are pregnant, you must bring written consent from OB/GYN to receive medication assisted treatment. If you are not currently seeing an OB/GYN, you can consult with one of our staff members to receive referrals for prenatal care.
- If you are transferring from another program, you must arrange for all necessary records to be sent to our office.
Please plan to spend two to four hours at the center for your intake appointment, in order to accomplish the following:
- You will fill out paperwork about your personal history, treatment history, psychiatric history, and medical history.
- You will provide information about any other drugs or medications that you are currently taking.
- You will complete a physical examination with one of our physicians.
- You will provide a urine specimen for a drug screen.
- You will take a TB test, unless you can provide proof that you have taken a TB test within the previous two years.
- If you are female, you will take a pregnancy test.
- If you are pregnant and/or currently being treated by another physician, you may need to sign a release of information so that we can coordinate care.
Though it is our goal to get you into treatment as quickly as possible, please note that we cannot guarantee that you will receive medication immediately following your intake. The decision to prescribe medication on your first day will be made by a member of our medical staff following a review of your case.
For additional information about these procedures or any other aspects of treatment at Inland Empire Comprehensive Treatment Centers, please contact us at your convenience. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff members will be happy to answer all of your questions.