We meet people where they are and help them get to where they want to be.
Outpatient treatment must be flexible and effective. In the best-case scenario, it should enable individuals to meet their recovery goals without the need for overnight stays. That’s exactly how our outpatient program works at Fora Health.
Treatment plans are highly personalized to meet the needs and goals of each person who is looking to make a change. The treatment plan includes regular one-on-one therapy sessions with an accredited substance use (or dual diagnosis) counselor, as well as any recommendations for group sessions.
Outpatient treatment is available at both our SE Portland and Hillsboro locations and patients should plan on between 1 and 8 total hours of counseling per week. We also offer expanded hours, virtual care and telehealth options to provide support for busy schedules.*
*During the COVID-19 pandemic, most individual and group sessions are being held by phone or video conference to ensure the safety of patients and staff. Some in-person services are available depending on telehealth resources and the need of the individual patient. Call us today to explore available options.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to complete the Outpatient program?
Typical duration is anywhere from 3 to 6 months, but it varies from person to person and is based on each person’s progress in meeting their individual treatment goals.
How often do patients meet with a counselor?
On average, patients receiving Outpatient Services meet with their primary counselor once or twice a month. Each patient’s treatment plans are highly individualized, so the frequency of counseling sessions varies from person to person. Patients may also reduce or increase the frequency of sessions as their needs change during treatment. All patients are encouraged to engage in at least one group therapy session per week, and Fora Health offers a wide array of group types to meet the diverse needs of our community.
Does Fora Health conduct urine analysis?
Yes, we do. The frequency of random drug and alcohol testing depends on a patient’s program and completion requirements. Fora Health has labs on site to conveniently facilitate urine testing. Testing requirements can vary from one to four times per month.
Can friends and family also get support?
Yes. Family and loved ones are encouraged to participate in substance use treatment at Fora Health through our Family Therapy Program. Family Therapy is a specialty service offered to people actively enrolled in substance use treatment at Fora Health. Family Therapy is one of the many evidence-based services offered by Fora Health that contribute to successful recovery and program completion rates well above the national average.
What if I don’t have any insurance?
Fora Health’s Intake Specialists can help prospective patients enroll in the Oregon Health Plan as well as discuss reduced sliding scale fees and options for financial assistance. A full list of insurance accepted at Fora Health can be found on our Payment Options page. To learn more, call us at (503) 535-1151 or request contact.
Is insurance required?
We accept most private and public insurance including Medicaid and the Oregon Health Plan (OHP). Additionally, there are sliding scale fee options for individuals in need of treatment for whom co-pays and deductibles represent a financial hardship. Fora Health can also help prospective patients eligible for OHP navigate the enrollment process for public insurance. Call us at (503) 535-1151 to verify your insurance, get questions answered and learn more about funding available for special circumstances. Visit Payment Options for a full list of accepted insurance.