Intake/Assessment Process

Our intake process includes screening and assessment to place clients in the level of care where they will be most successful.

A screening consists of collecting insurance or Medicaid if applicable, obtaining medical records and prescriptions, checking vitals, a urine blood screen, proof of at least the first dose of COVID vaccine, and a medical clearance.

Santa Fe Location:

5312 Jaguar Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 471-4985

Inpatient and Detox Screenings
Monday through Friday
8 AM to 3 PM
Please call 505-471-4985 for an appointment;
Now accepting walk-ins from 8am – 3pm

Outpatient Assessments
Monday through Friday
8 AM to 5 PM
Please call 505-471-4985 for an appointment;
no walk-ins

SFRC is the only SUD program in New Mexico that provides in-house medical clearance by our qualified physician or physician’s assistant. Medical clearance is required for the Detox and Residential Programs. Medical clearance is not required for outpatient services.

We prefer to perform face-to-face screenings, but phone screenings conducted by our Intake Coordinator are available for individuals who have barriers to coming into the facility.

Once approved for an appropriate level of care, SFRC staff will transport clients directly to the appropriate program’s facility.

Click here for more information including intake staff contact information and a checklist of things you may need for admission.

*SFRC uses the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria and the Bio-Psychosocial Model for assessments and programmatic development.

* ASAM criteria consider several different dimensions in the client’s life from substance use, mental health conditions, medical conditions, and access to a safe stable living environment. The Bio-Psychosocial Model is a broad view that attributes disease outcome to the intricate, variable interaction of biological factors, psychological factors, and social factors.