The term substance use evaluation is the standard tool utilized by substance use providers to determine appropriate levels of care, criteria for diagnosis of substance use disorder, co-occurring factors, etc. Previously, this process has been referred to a Comprehensive Assessment, Rule 25, or SUD Assessment. Woodland Centers staff will assist you with questions related to this process to ensure you are provided with what you need.
- The process for being evaluated for a substance use disorder, and/or treatment recommendations, begins by completing a comprehensive evaluation. No referral is necessary, and anyone can request to complete one. This evaluation is completed by a mental health professional, and reviewed by the substance use team. Recommendations for substance use services are made by a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. This evaluation does satisfy the requirements for most requests from court, probation, health and human services, Child Protection, and the MN Dept. of Public Safety.
- Spanish speaking staff are available to provide a comprehensive assessment for those individuals who prefer the interview be conducted completely in Spanish.
- Inmates in the Kandiyohi County Jail can request an in person comprehensive assessment completed by a substance use professional. Other area jails may qualify for telehealth services.