Information For Families

At Adroita Center for Clinical Psychiatric Neuroscience, we believe that better understanding leads to better care and better outcomes. We realize that when a person suffers from a mental health disorder or an addiction, it affects the entire family.

If you feel that a member of your family needs to seek professional help from a behavior health specialist, but don’t know where to start, then please consider some of the following helpful information for families:

Do you feel that a friend or family member might be severely ill or suicidal?

For all medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.  You can call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) to speak with a Crisis Counselor immediately.  For additional information for families on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, click here.

What type of services are offered at Adroita Center for Clinical Psychiatric Neuroscience?

For a complete list of services offered at Adroita Center for Clinical Psychiatric Neuroscience click here.

What should you expect on the day of appointment at Adroita Center for Clinical Psychiatric Neuroscience?

We encourage our patients to bring family or care takers to their appointments so that their loved ones can be educated on what causes specific conditions as well as what type of treatments work best and why.

Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your appointment to fill out the New Patient Packet forms. In order to save time, you have the option to fill them out ahead of your appointment by going to our patient portal.

General Registration Process

  1. Please remember to bring your valid driver’s license or valid state I.D. along with your current insurance card.  We require this information to authenticate your identity and to keep on file for insurance claims.  Any co-pays due for a specialty visit will be collected at this time.
  2. Once you have completed the forms, we shall proceed to measure your height and weight followed by your vitals (blood pressure and pulse). After the check-in process, patients will be seen by our consultant for comprehensive psychiatric assessment.

Comprehensive Assessment Process:

Initial assessment will be a comprehensive psychiatric assessment that can take roughly 30 – 45 minutes.

Please also see the Prepare for your Doctor’s Visit  page.

Can you bring friends or family member to the appointment without them knowing?

No, unfortunately you cannot schedule an appointment without their consent.  If you believe that they are a danger to themselves or others, you should call 9-1-1 immediately.

What should you do if your family member cannot take care of their mental or physical needs?

If you believe that they are incapable of taking care of their physical or mental needs, you should call 9-1-1 immediately.

What happens when your family member is taken to the Emergency Room?

The patient will be evaluated by an Emergency Room physician for appropriate behavioral health needs. Please provide medical and psychiatric history to the ER staff to facilitate treatment process.

Are there support groups and hotlines for specific conditions?

Yes, please visit our Resources page for more information.

Are there support groups for family members who have a loved one with a mental health disorder?

Yes, the following organizations are committed to helping family members of addicts or people suffering from mental health disorders:

  • Families Anonymous is an organization dedicated to the relatives and friends concerned about the use of drugs or related Behavioral Problems.  For more information on Families Anonymous, please visit their website http://www.familiesanonymous.org/ or call a representative at 847-294-5877. If you would like to attend a Families Anonymous meeting, please click here for local meeting information
  • Al-Anon Family Group is an organization dedicated to the family members of problem drinkers.  For more information on how Al-Anon Family Groups works, please visit their website http://www.al-anon.org/ or call to speak with a representative at 757-563-1600. If you would like to attend an Al-Anon Family Group meeting, please click here for local meeting information.
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics is another organization dedicated to men and women who grew up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes.  For additional information on how the Adult Children of Alcoholics program works, please visit their website http://www.adultchildren.org/ or call to speak with a representative at 562-595-7831. If you would like to attend an Adult Children of Alcoholics meeting, please click here for local meeting information.