The first step in entering treatment is typically to have a substance abuse assessment. The purpose of the assessment is to assess a person’s drug and/or alcohol use to determine if treatment is needed, what level of care is most appropriate, which program might best meet the client’s needs, and to complete any insurance funding requirements.
We offer walk-in assessments, and assessments by appointment per the following schedule:
Weekday Assessments – Monday thru Friday, 7:00am to 1:45pm
- 2649 Park Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55407
Weekend Assessments – Saturday’s, 7:45am to 10:45am
- 2430 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Appointments fill up fast and can only be taken up to 3 weeks in advance. Walk-in’s are taken on a first come, first served basis. Clients with appointments should arrive 15 minutes early to complete paperwork. Appointment time slots will be given to a walk-in clients in the event the client does not arrive on time.
Assessments are free for those who qualify for Rule 25 funding, or we offer self-pay assessments that will meet court requirements for $100. For those with insurance, the assessment is typically covered however, co-pays and deductibles do apply. The assessment lasts about an hour and include questions about many different areas of a person’s life. Whenever possible, the Assessor also speaks to “collateral” which is a person that can also give information about the client being assessed.