What you can expect as a New Vision patient

What To Expect

New Vision is an inpatient medical stabilization service for those who are struggling with substance use. Our service is based in the hospital, so that our patients are under the care of a doctor, nurses, and other medical professionals 24/7 during their length of stay. The service accepts adults who are currently experiencing active or impending withdrawal symptoms from certain drugs.

New Vision is able to provide a safe medical stabilization setting for those dependent on:

  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax)
  • Opioids (Heroin, OxyContin)
  • Methamphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • Combined Substances
  • Prescription Medications

When a person decides to seek help, the initial phone call allows New Vision staff to complete a screening that takes less than 10 minutes, and send the potential patient’s insurance info for verification. Once verified, admission can be scheduled.  New Vision has no waitlist and the goal is to get potential patients scheduled for admission on the same day or the following day. Admission is voluntary, and patients can self-refer.

When the potential patient arrives at the hospital for the scheduled admission, New Vision staff escort the patient to our office and begin the admission process. This process takes approximately an hour, and includes a medical history, a physical, a complete laboratory workup and a nursing assessment. This pre-screening process will enable the patient to be admitted alongside a personalized plan for treatment.

Once the pre-screening process is completed, the doctor reviews the information and makes the decision to admit the patient if it is deemed medically necessary. The patient, once admitted, is treated by nurses, physicians, and other medical staff. They are admitted to a “regular” hospital bed, and are treated as a patient, just as someone admitted for any other treatment would be.

On average, a normal length of stay is 3 midnights, but if the doctors deem appropriate, patients might stay an additional 1-2 midnights. Once admitted, New Vision staff work with the patient and provide advice and options on the patient’s next steps in their continuum of care. New Vision staff will execute a discharge plan and typically will schedule follow up appointments for the patient upon discharge.

New Vision is the “first step” for patients on the road to recovery. The hospital stay allows them to safely withdraw from the substance(s), and then proceed to further treatment in the recovery process.
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