The Assessment Service seeks to identify an individual’s needs in overcoming Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) misuse, and then matches personal circumstances with the most appropriate treatment.

Assessment Process:

    • The person seeking assistance is to contact Goldbridge on (07) 5503 1255
    • Complete initial phone interview (approximately 10 minutes)
    • An Assessment Officer will contact you within two working days to arrange an in-person interview
    • Attend the Assessment Interview (approximately two hours) at the Goldbridge Corporate Office, 10 Garden Street, Southport
    • Maintain regular phone contact following the assessment on Tuesdays or Thursdays, between 10.00am to 12.00md
    • Receive assessment outcome (usually within four working days for non-complex assessments)
    • Goldbridge liaises closely with local services and GPs, and supports direct transition from detox to residential care through the Goldbridge Residential Therapeutic Community (TC) program
    • If Goldbridge is unable to assist you directly, we will attempt to refer you to a service which may better suit your needs

Goldbridge Entry Criteria:

    • Adults between 21 to 65 years
    • You agree to abide by the Therapeutic Community (TC) program rules (a copy will be provided to you at your assessment interview)
    • You continue to be highly motivated to complete an abstinent-based recovery
    • You have completed seven days of detoxification in either a Detoxification Facility (see list of services) or a medically assisted detoxification with assistance from your treating GP
    • A negative drug urinalysis and breath analysis must be presented on the day of admission
    • An inability to produce a negative urine/breath test will result in a non-admission and referral back to your originating treatment program or other AOD residential treatment service
    • You need to discuss options with the Intake Officer if you do not have a current Medicare and Healthcare card
    • Admission fee (notified during assessment interview) is payable on the day
    • Ability to pay fortnightly support payments (self funded or assignment of CentreLink payment)