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Admission Criteria

The FMC Substance Abuse Stabilization Unit offers care for patients looking to break the chain to addictive chemicals such as:
-Benzodiazepines, such as Ativan or Xanax
-Opiates, such as heroin, Percocet, OxyContin, Methadone or Fentanyl

Patients must demonstrate the need to be admitted to the hospital at the time of the scheduled admission. This means it is medically necessary to admit the patient who is experiencing severe withdrawal in order to stabilize withdrawal symptoms.

Patient must be age 18 or older.

Patient cannot have had an inpatient hospital admission for a psychological reason in the past 6 months.

Since it is not safe for expectant mothers to undergo the withdrawal process, we recommend that pregnant females work with their OB/GYN & community providers to explore safe alternatives to treating a substance use disorder.

Other important information that is considered, but not required, is previous history of withdrawal, blackouts, overdoses, or other medical complications (i.e. high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, pancreatitis, etc.) that make it medically necessary for an inpatient hospitalization.

The Fairfield Medical Center Substance Abuse Stabilization Unit is a voluntary, planned admission. If you, or someone you know, is experiencing a medical emergency, please go to the nearest emergency department or call 911.

Admission Process

The admission process starts with a pre-screening phone call with an FMC Substance Abuse Stabilization Intake Coordinator.

During the phone call, you will discuss your plans, goals and objectives for recovery. Discussions will take place about where you will transition to in your next step. Lastly, insurance coverage and payment options will be reviewed.

A start date will be secured shortly after your pre-screening phone call.

For more information, contact the FMC Substance Abuse Stabilization Unit at 740-689-4457.