The Process


Admissions Process: Getting the help you need.

The Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery (IIAR) has a convenient, efficient, and comprehensive process of admitting individuals into our programs. Admissions to our programs are done 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Although appointments are preferred walk ins are always accepted.

Begin with an Assessment Interview:
The admissions process begins with an Assessment Interview. The confidential assessment is the first step for individuals requesting an addiction evaluation.

Due to multiple presenting problems that accompany addictions the assessment process is an extremely critical phase of getting the help you need. Typically the assessment last 1 ½ hours and includes testing and an interview.

The Assessment Team:

Our assessment team consists of a professional staff of certified and licensed clinicians, nurses, psychologists, medical doctors, and psychiatrists. After reviewing medical history, addiction history, and the reasons that brought the client to the IIAR, the assessment team then recommends an appropriate Level of Care for treatment.

Criteria for Treatment:

  • Adults 18 years plus
  • Adolescents 12-18 years of age
  • Seeking recovery from addiction(s)
  • Able to perform their own ADLs (bathing, toileting, oral hygiene, eating, etc.)
  • Medically and Psychologically manageable
  • Attendance and participation in treatment program
  • Adequate resources to pay for treatment program ( insurance, self-pay, medicare, Ameel Rashid Scholarship)
  • Proof of Identification at the time of assessment/admission. ( Acceptable photo I.D. includes Driver’s License, state I.D., military I.D., employment I.D., school I.D. and or passport)


Patient Financial Cost:

Assessment and referrals are at no cost to the patient. Treatment costs are determined by the Level of Care, length of stay in treatment, and medical treatment required. We have financial counselors who can assist you in determining insurance benefits and potential out of pocket expenses. This service is extremely beneficial to all of clients, especially those that seek our services but live out of state.

Please contact Angie Alton or Hayley Lester, Patient Financial Services Representatives at 309-683-6184 or 309-683-6108 to discuss the financial costs of the program.

Some services may not be available at all locations.