At Next Step, we provide individuals with a convenient admission and payment process. Visit our facility in Washington, DC, to learn more about our program admissions and payment services.
The Admissions Process
When you call for an appointment, you will speak with an intake coordinator to briefly discuss your substance abuse history, prior treatment, and your current drug use to make an initial determination of your general eligibility for treatment at The Next Step.
If you are eligible, you will then be given an appointment for an intake/assessment. A licensed counselor will meet with you to conduct a biopsychosocial history. If it has been determined that you are not qualified for treatment at The Next Step, a referral for appropriate services will be made.
Fees and Referral Process
Patients who are D.C. residents and have no insurance, or whose insurance does not cover substance abuse treatment services, may be eligible to receive a paid voucher for treatment at The Next Step. In order to receive a voucher for the program of their choice, patients must first be assessed for eligibility and referred by APRA’s Assessment and Referral Center (ARC) at 70 N Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002, Phone: (202) 727-8473.
|Although the Next Step is currently not an approved Medicaid provider, we have completed the application process and anticipate approval sometime before January 1, 2013. Call (202) 296-4422 for more information about The Next Step’s Medicaid status.
Self-pay: The Next Step also accepts patients who pay out of pocket. Payment plans are available to qualified individuals who do not have insurance coverage, whose insurance is limited for addiction treatment services, or to individuals who want to pay privately for their treatment services. Call (202) 296-4422 for more information.
Private Insurance: Insurance policies and benefits are extremely varied. We suggest you contact your insurance provider and learn about the outpatient benefits you may have for your treatment needs, and whether your plan will extend coverage for outpatient substance abuse treatment at The Next Step.