Initial Forms for New Clients

Intake Forms/Opening Paperwork (link to pdf of intake packet)

What to expect at your first appointment:

Opening paperwork*
Prior to your first appointment, you will be asked to complete intake forms. These forms include FHN Family Counseling Center policies, fees and limits of confidentiality. It is important that you read through these forms thoroughly before your first appointment.
* Please arrive 45 minutes prior to your appointment to complete opening paperwork.

Mental Health Assessment
The assessment process is essential for identifying your strengths and treatment needs. The assessment may take more than one appointment to complete.

You will meet with a qualified mental health professional to discuss your current symptoms, treatment history, medical history, family history, treatment goals, strengths and other important questions.

Please bring along any important medical, legal and guardianship documentation, test results, court orders and any other relevant information. Also bring along a list - or the actual packages - of any medications (prescription and over-the-counter) you are currently taking.

Individual Treatment Plan
Once the mental health assessment has been completed, you and a clinician will create a plan that is designed to specifically fit your treatment needs and identify which treatment options will best suit you. Once the treatment plan has been completed, you are ready for the next step in your treatment.

Please bring with you:

  • Driver's license or state ID
  • Medicaid, Medicare and/or insurance cards
  • Any Medicaid, Medicare and/or insurance co-pays for which you are responsible (FCC accepts cash, check, Visa and MasterCard {credit/debit}).

Please note: You will not be able to schedule with the psychiatrist for medications until the mental health assessment and treatment plan have been completed.

Patients will be charged a "No Show" fee in the event of the following:

  • No call to cancel, and subsequently not showing up for the scheduled appointment.
  • Calling to cancel or reschedule after the scheduled appointment time.
  • Calling to cancel or reschedule with less than 24 hours' notice.