Last modified: 3/2/2012 2:06 PM
- The date of the initial post treatment check-up is to be determined during the discharge planning from primary treatment and should be within the first 2 - 4 weeks post-treatment.
- Afterwards, the frequency of contact is based upon a client’s status of recovery. For example, assessment at Risk Levels 1 and 2 probably don't need another contact for at least a month (may be 2). Assessment at Risk Levels 3 and above requires the use of the Immediate Needs Profile Assessment to determine the type of intervention or treatment type.
- Level 3 may require more frequent contacts within a month or perhaps even a brief education or intervention session or 2.
- Risk Levels 4 and 5 will help to determine if readmission to primary treatment is needed and at what LOC.
- The frequency of future contacts is determined by the risk assessment and disposition from each contact made. This process must be individualized and based on presenting issues as discovered during assessment.