What is a Diagnostic Assessment?
This process consists of gathering information to assess an individual’s behavioral health needs in order to determine the best service mix of mental health, addiction, and/or employment and vocational rehabilitation services to assist in recovery.
A diagnostic assessment is a clinical evaluation provided by a licensed professional in order to gather information to determine appropriate treatment based on the initial problem, current mental status and the diagnostic impression. The clinician will share the results of the diagnostic assessment with you in order to begin treatment planning.
When you come to Coleman Behavioral Health mental health facilities for your diagnostic assessment, you will need to bring your photo I.D. and insurance card. If you do not currently have insurance, please ask about sliding fee options in your area. You will be asked to arrive a half-hour prior to your scheduled appointment in order to complete health questionnaire and financial intake.
Common referrals for diagnostic assessment include:
- Depression treatment
- Grief counseling
- Substance abuse treatment
- Post-traumatic stress treatment
- Mental health counseling
- Anger management counseling
- Anxiety treatment
- Suicidal thoughts
- Child counseling
When seeking a diagnostic assessment at Coleman Behavioral Health, you should expect to discuss the following with the clinician:
- Personal history
- Initial symptoms
- Diagnostic impression and treatment recommendations
- Use of alcohol and/or drugs
- Home environment and relationships with family and peers
- Current mental status
- Leisure and recreational activities
- Childhood history
- Military history
- Financial status
- Usual social and peep group activities
- Family circumstances (including custody issues)
- Vocational/educational assessment
- Legal assessment
- Nutritional and health status
- Concerns of safety of self or others
To schedule a diagnostic assessment appointment, please call us at 1-877-796-3555.