SASI has centralized its point of intake, using the computerized Addictions Severity Index (ASI) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Patient Placement Criteria II. All patients are assessed and placed in the corresponding levels of treatment according to the ASAM PPCII. Patients that demonstrate a need for additional services outside of the normal treatment criteria will receive case management services as an adjunct to treatment. Patients can also receive independent psychiatric assessments, mental health assessments, and urine analysis.
INTAKE AND ASSSESSMENT ESSENTIALS
Print out a copy of the SASI Intake Form here to use as a guide as you gather your documents. Bring this form and the requested documents prior to your assessment interview:
- Social Security Card OR a Printout from the Social Security Office
- Picture Identification Card from the following group: Illinois Driver’s License or Illinois State Identification Card.
- Current Medical Card OR your third party medical insurance card, if applicable.
- Grant Income information related to SSI, Public Assistance, Unemployment Insurance, Food Stamps, etc., if applicable. This information, in the form of your award letter(s), can be obtained from your caseworker. Also acceptable is a copy of your particular grant check.
- Employment Income information in the form of your most recent check stub, W-2 form or letter from employer.
- Verification by another adult of addiction to opiates (Heroin, Cocaine, Codeine, etc.).
- Medical verification of pregnancy AND of prenatal care as applicable.
Your personalized assessment will take approximately two hours. Do not forget to bring any medicines you are currently taking. If you have questions, call us at 312-808-3210 or email us under the Contact tab on the website.
The following is a list of priority populations served under the Illinois Department of Human Services Substance Use Prevention and Recovery program (formerly DASA):
- Pregnant injecting drug users
- Pregnant and postpartum women
- Injecting drug abusers (who are at high risk for HIV infection) and known HIV-infected persons.
- Service in the U.S. Armed Forces
- Parenting substance users
- Illinois Department of Children and Family Services referrals; Persons eligible for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and other women and children
- Department of Corrections (DOC) releasees who have completed a prison treatment for program or clients of a DASA “designated program” for DOC released individuals.