Assessment Is the First Step to Help with Addiction


Before treatment can begin, an assessment will be conducted with you and/or your loved one at Meridian HealthCare’s Assessment Department by a Master’s-level licensed counselor. The Assessment is a vital part of beginning treatment and ensures admission to the appropriate program. Our welcoming Assessment staff will greet you as you enter our main location at 527 North Meridian Road Road or our Warren location at 320 High Street Northeast and will guide you through the assessment process.


Meridian offers walk-in assessments and scheduled appointments. Walk-ins are offered Monday-Friday 8:00 am–10:30 am. No appointment is needed as long as you come to Meridian between those hours. Walk-ins are first-come, first-serve and the assessment takes approximately 60-90 minutes. If you prefer to schedule an appointment, an Assessment Case Manager will speak with you and schedule the appointment at your convenience.


If you have questions prior to the assessment, a free confidential consultation can be conducted at Meridian HealthCare’s Assessment Department. Many of your questions can be addressed over the phone with an Assessment Case Manager if you contact 330-270-5332 or 330-270-5325 for the Youngstown location and 330-318-3881 for the Warren location. You can also submit your questions online by visiting our website at


Meridian Main Campus
527 N. Meridian Road
Youngstown, OH 44509
Phone: 330.797.0070

Warren Office
320 High Street, NE
Warren, OH 44481
Phone: 330.318.3881

Assessment FAQs

Q: What is an assessment?

A: An assessment is a process completed by a Master’s-level licensed clinician. The assessment is a conversation between you and the Assessment Counselor to better understand concerns you may have and the reason you’re seeking treatment. Our Assessment Counselors utilize a person-centered approach which is non-judgmental and personable.

Q: What services does Meridian HealthCare offer?

A: Meridian HealthCare offers a wide variety of services. We have many treatment levels of care, including Outpatient Counseling, Medication Assisted Treatment, Co-Occurring Treatment, Intensive Outpatient Counseling, Day Treatment and Residential Treatment.

Q: How quickly can I get started with treatment after the assessment?

A: The time between your assessment and admission will vary based on the program and availability. We strive to have you begin treatment within one week following the assessment.

Q: What is the cost of the assessment, and how can I pay for treatment?

A: Meridian HealthCare accepts Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance and self-pay, which is based on a sliding fee scale. We also offer assistance with obtaining Medicaid through working with a Meridian Case Manager along with Job and Family Services. In addition, there is a limited amount of funds available for residents without a payer source based on your location and program assignment. The goal is to help you obtain the most appropriate, comprehensive care in the most cost-effective manner. If you have questions about affording treatment services, please contact an Assessment Case Manager at 330-270-5332 or 330-270-5325 for the Youngstown location or 330-318-3881 for the Warren location.

Q: Will I have to do a drug screen?

A: You will have to provide a drug screen if you are seeking treatment for substance use concerns. Our lab staff provides a comfortable environment for the screen that will help put your concerns/discomfort at ease.