- Insurance or Medicaid Card (if you have insurance)
- Photo identification (Driver’s License, government-issued ID, etc.)
- Social Security Number
- Name, address and phone number for referral sources (i.e. probation officer, DHS staff, physical health provider, mental health provider, lawyer) that you would like for us to contact.
- If you’re taking prescription drugs or vitamins/supplements, it’s always a good idea to bring list of the name and dosage of these medications to your first appointment so we can obtain a full medical history. Your pharmacy is able to print this out of you if you’re unsure of the information.
- Case number of the court case this evaluation may be in regards to.
- Proof of income if you do not have insurance. This can be any of the following – a pay stub from the last 30 days, last year’s tax return, Wage Verification Form “White Sheet” from Iowa Workforce Development
- Please feel free to bring a list of questions you may have about your treatment and your recovery.
What is Allowed
- Comfortable clothes (Nothing too tight, too low cut, too loose or showing too much skin. Nothing advertising bars, alcohol/drugs or porn).
- Old pair of long pants, old shoes (for mowing the grass and other yard work).
- Boots, gloves, scarf, warm coat (for winter outside work).
- Socks, bras and underwear.
- Personal hygiene items (shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, shaving cream, razors, conditioner, lotion, bath soap). No alcohol products allowed.
- If you are on prescription medication you will need to bring a 30-day supply of medication and have prescriptions for refills. Medication must be in original containers.
- Any over the counter medication that you might need (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.)
- Alarm clock
- Sweats and tennis shoes ( for the YMCA/YWCA)
- An ID Food stamp card (if you already have one)
- Phone card for the payphone
- Envelopes/ stamps/paper/pens and pencils
- Extra towels, washcloths
- Devices for music (must have headphones to listen with)
- Tank tops
- Any aerosols
- Smart phones or other cellular phones
- Any over the counter sleeping medication, caffeine pills, etc.
- Weapons of any kind (including pocket knives)
Other Important Information
- ADDS has free laundry facilities on site (2 washers, 2 dryers). We also provide laundry soap. Clients are guaranteed at least one day a week to do their laundry. ADDS provides free snacks 3 times a day.
- There is a pop machine in the residential facility. Exact change only. Change is available upstairs in the Administration Building at designated days and times.
- ADDS provides each client with 1 set of sheets (for single bed), 1 blanket, 1 bedspread, 1 pillow, 1 pair of shower shoes, 1 bath towel, and 1 washcloth.
- ADDS is a Tobacco Free Campus. Patches are allowed in the residential treatment program.
- Clients will be provided with a copy of the rules upon admission.
- Clients who make any medical appointments will be financially responsible for transportation to and from appointments as well as the appointment itself.
- All client medication, prescription or over the counter, will be locked up in the medication room. Clients are responsible for taking their own medication. Any medication brought into ADDS after client’s admission must be immediately turned over to staff. Clients are responsible for requesting their medication at appropriate times. Clients will be expected to have water with them when getting meds and for signing off that they have received medication.
You’ll need to bring a photo ID and any paperwork given to you by the referring company.