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Published on June 20, 2022

Walk-In Evaluations at Bryan Independence Center

To offer quicker access to care, the Bryan Independence Center now provides walk-in alcohol and drug evaluations on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

To get an evaluation, you don’t need to be certain that alcohol or drugs are a problem. The purpose is to determine if you do indeed have a problem. If needed, staff can help you find the best treatment program - even if that help comes from a different agency.

The Independence Center encourages those seeking an evaluation to arrive between 8-10 a.m. on Thursdays to begin the process. The cost for an evaluation is $241. Individuals must bring a photo ID and a valid insurance card if they would like us to bill their insurance. Medicaid is accepted for all ages. A self-pay discount is available for those without insurance.

During an evaluation, a counselor will gather information on the person's drug/alcohol history and determine their level of alcohol or other drug use. This information will guide recommendations and referrals if treatment is warranted. The counselor also will visit with family members and others about concerns and questions regarding the person's alcohol/drug use. An evaluation does not require a person to do anything. It is only a recommendation.

Evaluations are still available Monday through Friday by appointment and as needed for emergencies. The number to call to schedule an evaluation is 402-481-5268.

If you know someone who may need help but won't come in for an evaluation, you have options. You may view an intervention seminar DVD (available for check out at the Bryan Independence Center) and also may receive individual coaching from a counselor. These options may help you decide how to proceed.

Sometimes the opportunity to help someone with an alcohol or drug-related problem occurs when the person is hospitalized for another medical reason. With a doctor's order, our intervention nurses can evaluate patients in any Lincoln hospital.

For details about walk-in evaluations or drug and alcohol treatment, visit our website.

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