Who can refer directly to St Marks:
- Qualified counsellors/key workers employed in the Addiction Field and working within a South Island Community AOD service (CADS) or NGO service
- Clients wishing to fund their own treatment privately
Who cannot refer directly to St Marks:
- Clients (self-referrals) unless intending to fund their own treatment
- General Practitioners
- Department of Corrections
- North Island Services/clients unless intending to fund their own treatment
- A recent AOD Comprehensive Assessment completed by a qualified practitioner
- Supporting information e.g. Reports from other services relevant to referral
Process on receipt of referral:
Our clinical team will review the information received and decide in collaboration with the referrer as to the client’s suitability for the programme. Occasionally further information is requested before a decision can be reached. Our team ensure the referrer and client receive a reply within an appropriate timeframe.
When all requirements are met, St Marks will allocate an entry date and a one-on-one counsellor for the client. The referrer will be notified by email in the first instance. The allocated counsellor will then liaise with both the referrer and their client as they establish an admission pathway including duration of programme (number of weeks), detox arrangements/bookings as required, travel plans and aftercare/discharge plans.
Contact between the St Marks staff, clients and referrers is of the utmost importance to achieve the best possible outcome for our mutual clients.