Assessment, Admission & Programme Recommendation

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The Foundation Clinic’s admission process begins with a personal assessment with one of the professional team.   The reason for the assessment is to determine the individual’s readiness and suitability for an inpatient treatment programme at the clinic.  The team’s experience and expertise assist them in making recommendations for the most suitable programme and treatment plan for each person on an individual basis.

We work closely with the family, support network and within any existing therapeutic and medical relationships that they may have, to ensure that there is a continuum of care for the patient.  Once the assessment has been completed and recommendations made, the admissions’ team will assist with preparing the patient for their stay in the clinic.  This includes assistance with medical aid authorisations.  We do encourage clients to contact their medical aids so that they understand the benefits that their plan includes.

Following assessment, clients are admitted for detox id required and a recommendation is made as to which programme will be most beneficial and suitable for their treatment and recovery.

The Foundation Clinic caters for 24 inpatients because we believe that each individual has unique treatment and recovery needs and resources, and at The Foundation Clinic we endeavour to honour that individuality.  There are various inpatient treatment programmes, as well the choice of an outpatient programme and individual counselling, therapy and coaching.   The information on the various programmes and cost structures is explained during the assessment and admission process.

The ethos of the Foundation Clinic is to develop a caring, honest relationship with each of our clients to best assist and support them through their treatment and ongoing recovery process.  The multidisciplinary team is overseen by clinical psychologist, Dr Michael Niss, who has worked extensively in the field of substance abuse treatment.

Research shows that the success of treatment is dependent on a facility’s ability to offer a comprehensive continuum of care.  To this end Dr Niss and the Foundation Clinic team have developed a series of treatment and recovery programmes, that focus on sustainable, long-term recovery.  The 3- and 6-week programmes are all followed by the Recovery Wellness Programme, which offers clients a full year of treatment, aftercare and maintenance.