What is an assessment?

At Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital, our goal during the assessment process is for you to feel comfortable and informed. During the assessment, a licensed professional will ask you about the concerns you are currently having as well as questions about your past medical and psychiatric history. If applicable, any drug and/or alcohol abuse will be addressed as well. An assessment allows us to efficiently and effectively evaluate how you are feeling emotionally and physically so that we may identify a program and services which best meet your needs. Feel free to bring a family member or friend, as this may be helpful for support and to assist in the assessment process. 

This assessment is not a psychiatric evaluation. Rather, it is to determine whether you need to be hospitalized or receive some other type of service. Once the assessment is complete, a licensed professional will discuss the results with you and then make a determination about what services you require.

How do I schedule an assessment?

Simply call 775-393-2201, a licensed professional will take your call, ask a series of questions and listen to determine if a face-to-face assessment is the appropriate next step. Our goal is to meet with you as soon as possible, and same day assessments are available in most situations.

When do I schedule an assessment?

If you are having difficulty at school, work or home due to mental health or substance abuse issues such as:

  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Depression
  • Drug/Alcohol abuse
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Suicidal/homicidal thoughts
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsivity

Or any other mood behaviors, NOW is the right time to call. 775-393-2201.

How long do assessments take?

The time frame for an assessment varies, depending on your unique situation. In most situations you should expect an assessment to take 30-45 minutes. If it is determined that hospitalization is the best course of treatment, 1½ hours for the admission process should be expected.