Intake Process

Shaker Clinic is an outpatient psychiatric clinic that offers life-changing care for senior adults who are struggling with a wide range of mental health disorders.

At Shaker Clinic, we do all that we can to make the intake process as smooth as possible. An initial needs assessment can be done over the phone or in person during our normal hours of operation, between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm. During this assessment, we will inquire about the following, in addition to other relevant information depending on the needs of the potential patient:

  • Primary identifiable concern(s)
  • Psychiatric history
  • Medical history
  • Information pertaining to primary support
  • Information on other services that are being received, if any
  • Insurance information

If, for any reason, Shaker Clinic is not the service provider that meets your needs, we will provide you with beneficial referrals to another provider, so that appropriate care can be sought and received. However, if needs can be met through our services, the next step will be a meeting with our Clinical Director. During this meeting, the Clinical Director will conduct the following:

  • Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation

Once the patient’s needs have been assessed and a diagnosis has been determined, we will together with the patient develop an Individual Service Plan (ISP) and treatment at Shaker Clinic will begin.