Assessment & Referral Services (ARS) is a University of Utah Health clinic within the Department of Psychiatry that provides high-quality, objective substance abuse assessments and referrals for individuals with possible substance abuse problems. Assessment reports are lengthy and include detailed information regarding any substance abuse or mental health issues.
Due to COVID-19
Please note the ARS office is not able to offer in-person services. All services, including assessments, are being conducted via telephone or virtually via Zoom.
During telehealth services, be mindful of your privacy and make sure your device is fully charged. If via telephone, ensure your device will accept blocked/private numbers, and have any documents at the ready.
For assessments conducted via Zoom, you will be required to present identification such as a driver’s license.
Caring for You
We take great care to ensure that our referrals offer the appropriate treatment that can address the individual's unique treatment issues and life circumstances. We work closely with the legal system as well as a variety of treatment agencies within the state.
ARS does not provide treatment services, thus we do not benefit financially from the results of the assessment.
Salt Lake County Substance Abuse contracts with ARS to authorize Salt Lake County-funded substance abuse treatment for individuals who do not have insurance or the financial means to access treatment.
Assessment & Referral Services uses highly-qualified and educated staff who care deeply about the individuals we see. We are also able to provide services in Spanish and can work with translators for other languages.