Agency Referral Procedure

Waterfront Recovery Services was designed to provide dual diagnosis SUD treatment services, both medically managed withdrawal and longer term residential. For the program to operate within our scope of service as an SUD program  and medical necessity criteria to be met, there are basic points that need to be understood by prospective patients/residents and those referring prospective patients/residents to our program:

Substance Use Disorder (not mental health) must be the primary problem at the time of screening assessment and at the time of admission.

Active, uncontrolled mental health illness will preclude admission to withdrawal management and/or residential treatment

It is imperative that the referring physician, clinician, case manager, etc. and  patient/resident understand that withholding important information regarding  mental health problems may be a cause of non acceptance or discharge from the program.  The patient will need to agree and sign that he/she agrees to this.

Those referring and/or transporting prospective patients/residents to our facility who have provided information and have met the initial screening criteria must stay at the facility until the patient/resident has completed the admission process. If the Medical Director or Nurse Practitioner determine that the information provided does not comport with how the prospective patient/resident presents, the individual will not be admitted and will need to be transported back to the County of origin.