What is a mental health assessment?
At Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital, our goal during the assessment process is for you to feel comfortable and informed. After an initial phone call, our licensed professionals will determine if you need a mental health assessment in Reno, Nevada. If they determine that you are in need of an 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 include 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 would best fit your needs.
How do I schedule an assessment?
Simply call (775) 393-2200, a licensed professional in Reno, Nevada 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 focusing at school, work or home due to mental health or substance abuse issues, we can help. Some issues that we can help with are:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsivity
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Substance Use and Addiction - Drug/Alcohol Abuse
- Suicidal/Homicidal Thoughts
Or any other mood behaviors, NOW is the right time to call (775) 393-2200.
How long do assessments take?
The time frame for an assessment varies, depending on your unique situation. In most cases 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.
If you are need of any other help or have any questions, contact our behavioral healthcare hospital in Reno, Nevada and we will be happy to answer any questions you have.