Access and Admissions
At CAT, we offer the full continuum of addiction care. Each patient’s unique journey to recovery starts with an assessment. Proper assessment and diagnostic impressions are crucial to determine the severity of one’s condition. CAT uses a multi-disciplinary team to assess and create an individualized treatment plan.
Access Hours of Operation
Phone – 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Saturday
Admissions – 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Saturday
How do I begin my recovery journey with CAT?
Step 1: Give Us A Call
Give us a call at (513)381-6672, and simply ask to be transferred to Access.
Step 2: Brief Screening
Access will begin taking down standard demographic & background statistics and information. In some cases, medical information may also be requested.
Step 3: Verification and Eligibility
The Access team will confirm your method of funding treatment.
CAT accepts Medicaid, as well as Hamilton County funding based on income guidelines (please ask Access for more information).
You will also need to provide a form of identification and proof of residency. This can be done with a valid, state-issued ID, or with the combination of a Vesta ID card and a homeless certificate.
Step 4: Welcome to CAT
Congratulations! You are admission ready and can be scheduled for the next available bed.
Are you an Ohio Medicaid member?
Starting in April 2023, all Medicaid members will have to renew their health coverage. Be sure your contact information is up to date, so you don’t miss important updates about your health insurance.
If you get a letter from Medicaid or your County JFS office, be sure to respond so you don’t risk losing coverage. Visit benefits.ohio.gov or call 1-844-640-6446 to update your contact information.
What to Expect
An addiction treatment professional will meet with you to gather the information needed to provide appropriate care.
Step 1: Call Access
Call at (513)381-6672 and ask for Access. We will complete a phone screening and verify your eligibility.
Step 2: Admission is Scheduled
Once your eligibility has been confirmed and a bed is available, we will contact you and schedule a time for you to be admitted. Our average wait time is currently two days.
Step 3: Initial Entry
When you arrive at CAT, members of our team will complete a search, paperwork will be filled out, and a nursing assessment will be done. For the health and safety of yourself and others, those exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will be tested.
Step 4: General Admittance
Your recovery journey is on it’s way! You will now complete your detox and/or residential treatment.
Here are the services we will provide for you during treatment:
- Educational Sessions
- Individual Counseling
- Group Therapy
- Medidation & Yoga
- Recreational Therapy
- 12 Step Meetings
- And More
Treatment at CAT includes many different activities designed to give the patient the necessary tools to achieve lifelong sobriety.
The privacy of your medical information is important to us. We understand that your medical information is personal and we are committed to protecting it and safeguarding it against unauthorized use and disclosure. We create a record of the care and services you receive at our organization. We need this record to provide you with quality care and to comply with certain legal requirements.
Review the full Notice of Privacy Practices to learn more about the ways we may use and share medical information about you. We also describe your rights and certain duties we have regarding the use and disclosure of medical information. This notice applies to all of the health and billing records related to your care.