Getting Started

Treatment begins with an evaluation conducted by a qualified ICS counselor. The diagnostic evaluation represents a starting point from which we work with the client (or guardian) to recommend a level of care placement and to individualize treatment planning.  

What do I bring to the initial assessment?

(a) Photo identification:

Driver's license, passport, school ID, etc.


(b) Payment:

Health insurance card, and/or cash, credit card, or check. Payment for the assessment is due at the time of service.  If you are using health insurance, please be prepared to pay your copayment, if applicable. If you do not have health insurance (or do not wish to use it), please bring cash, credit card, or a check to pay for the initial assessment. 


(c) Contact information:

Phone and fax numbers, and/or email addresses for any involved third parties for coordination of care, or for mandated reporting (e.g., psychiatrist, school counselor, attorney, probation officer, etc.).


(d) If you are legally mandated to undergo treatment:

In order to obtain a chemical-dependency evaluation, you are required to bring the following documents:

  • Police report
  • Case number
  • Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) lab results
  • Driving record (can be purchased from the DOL)
  • Department of Licensing documents related to your case
  • Defendant case history (may be requested from the court)
  • Name of your attorney or public defender, and their contact information (phone, fax, email)
  • Name of your probation officer or court contact information (phone and fax)
  • If you do not wish to release information to the court at the time of your assessment, be advised that if you want your program to fulfill legal requirements this information is required before starting your program at ICS. 

After we complete the evaluation, we schedule an intake appointment which will allow the client and counselor to collaboratively build an initial service plan and formulate a treatment schedule. The client is then ready to begin participating in group, individual, or family therapy treatment activities, as appropriate.

Are you ready to take the first step?

To schedule an appointment, please call (206) 216-5000.