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Same Day Access

Vera French offers Same Day Access at three locations – Vera French Clinic at Central Park, the Carol Center, and the Vera French Clinic at Duck Creek. All three locations have their own set of hours, listed below:

Vera French Clinic at Central Park and Carol Center SDA Hours

Vera French Clinic at Duck Creek SDA Hours

Frequently Asked Questions
About Same Day Access

What locations offer Same Day Access?

The locations that offer Same Day Access are the Center (1441 W Central Park Ave), the Carol Center (808 N. Harrison St.), and Duck Creek (852 Middle Rd Ste 101)

What do I need to bring with me?

Proof of insurance, a photo ID, custody/ guardianship documentation (if applicable), and previous mental health history paperwork.

Can I come to Same Day Access if I am a current Vera French client?

Sorry, no. Same Day Access is not for current Vera French clients receiving outpatient therapy. Current client appointments will go on as scheduled. Same Day Access is for an initial counseling evaluation for new clients or for previous Vera French clients who have not seen an outpatient therapist for one year or more.

Will I be able to get medication at this initial evaluation?

No, you will not see a prescriber for medication in this initial visit. You will meet with a therapist to complete an initial assessment and make recommendations for treatment.

I came to Same Day Access, but it was too crowded for me to see a therapist in the allotted time. Now what?

We have several designated staff available during Same Day Access times and have back-up staff if a high volume of persons are walking in on any day. We will do our best to accommodate as many persons as possible during Same Day Access times. If you are not able to be seen during the designated evaluation times that day due to unavailability of clinicians, the front desk will work with you to ensure an evaluation happens as quickly as possible.

How long does the Same Day Access process take?

The intake and evaluation process takes 1.5 hours to complete. We try to get everyone in with a therapist as quickly as possible, yet there may be times when you may have to wait for a period of time prior to seeing anyone. We ask that you come expecting to spend an average of 2.5 hours – sometimes it takes less time and sometimes more depending on how many persons come in to be seen that day.

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