Evaluation/What to Expect on Your First Visit

  1. 1. Call us at 716-373-4303 to schedule your initial evaluation appointment. We will get you in as
    soon as possible. Sometimes as soon as that day!
  2. Expect to complete paperwork prior to seeing our trained evaluators. Bring your insurance card,
    if you have insurance. If you don’t have insurance, we will help get you connected with an
    insurance navigator.
  3. Your first appointment will be a comprehensive evaluation to help determine the level of
    treatment that will best meet your needs. If you are in need of inpatient services, our staff will
    help you locate and connect with a treatment provider. CAReS does not provide “detox” or
    inpatient services.
  4. Your second appointment will be a nursing assessment to gather your medical history. We are
    sorry but this appointment cannot be on the same day as the initial evaluation appointment.
  5. Your third appointment will be an entry group. This is a one-time admission group. Once this
    group is completed, you are assigned your counselor and, with their assistance, you are now
    able to fully access all services available at CAReS, including medication assisted treatment and
    psychiatric services.