Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I make an appointment to be seen at SAMA?

A: To schedule a youth assessment or parent intake session, call 206.328.1719 during regular business hours.

Q: Why does my son or daughter need an assessment?

A: A comprehensive drug and alcohol assessment is the first step to outlining a path to recovery. Just like with any health issue, a treatment cannot be prescribed if a qualified professional has not diagnosed the nature of the problem.

Q: When does SAMA have appointments available?

A: Our admissions coordinator can schedule an appointment for you or your family member to be seen Monday thru Friday and some Saturdays.

Q: What services does SAMA provide?

A: Our Youth & Family Services include:

  • Comprehensive drug and alcohol assessments
  • Treatment planning and referral
  • Outpatient treatment services(IOP, Continuing Care,Early Intervention)
  • Family coaching sessions
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Parent groups(CRAFT,Process,Parent edu.)
  • Urine drug tests (toxicology screens)

Q: What if my son or daughter isn’t ready to get help?

A: Our parent program offers skills and support, regardless of where in the treatment process your son or daughter is. Through parent groups or individual parent coaching appointments, we use evidence based curriculum to teach alternative ways to communicate effectively with your loved one. The goal of our parent program is to support you in caring for yourself while learning how to influence your loved one in a positive direction.

Our admissions coordinator can schedule your one-hour initial appointment with a family clinician. During your appointment, your clinician will learn about your concerns and make a plan with you to start moving forward.

Q: What if we already had an assessment completed?

A: Clinically SAMA is required to reassess every individual seeking treatment here. If your son or daughter already completed a recent assessment and you are not sure what to do next, we can help with treatment planning and referrals based off of an updated assessment done at SAMA.  Please bring your most recent assessment to your first appointment.  If your son or daughter just completed a treatment program and is looking for recovery support continuing care, please bring your discharge paperwork to your first appointment.

Q: How much do services cost at SAMA?

A: No family will be turned away from services with SAMA because of inability to pay. We offer competitive rates for services and a sliding scale or payment plans for those with limited income. If you are applying for reduced fees, our admissions coordinator will ask you to complete a financial intake. Please bring proof of your last month’s income with you to your first appointment. We serve youth and families regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or economic status.

Q: What insurance does SAMA take?

A: SAMA is in network with PREMERA and LifeWise of Washington. We will bill out of network for most other insurance company’s. This may change so please call to inquire 206.328.1719.

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