NorthStar Transitions Treatment Referral Resources

Thank you for considering NorthStar Transitions as a treatment resource for your clients experiencing drug or alcohol addiction. Our goal is to empower individuals to achieve lasting recovery by providing them with the comprehensive care they need to succeed. We understand that addiction is a complex issue that requires a collaborative approach between referring professionals, clients, and our treatment team.

We offer four ways to make a referral:

  1. Contact our admissions staff at 303-625-6335
  2. Email us at
  3. Fax your client's information to 888-373-4385
  4. Or click here to complete our online contact form

Our clinical assessment team is always available to answer any questions you may have about the referral process, our treatment programs and aftercare planning. We know that referring your clients for substance abuse treatment can be challenging, so we want to make the process as smooth and straightforward as possible.

NorthStar Transitions understands that cost can be a huge burden on an individual or family seeking treatment and has joined the networks of most commercial insurance companies to reduce that burden.

When to refer a client

If one of your clients presents with any of the following symptoms, we encourage you to consider referring them to a higher level of care.

Common Symptoms of Substance Use Disorder

Learn more about the addictions we treat

Other Addiction Symptoms

Learn more about the warning signs of addiction

Collaborating for Client Success

At NorthStar Transitions, we understand the value of building a collaborative partnership with referring professionals. We recognize the insight you have into your client and value the contribution that providers like you bring to the intake, treatment, and discharge process.Before admission, our assessment team will work with you to collect information about your client to help our senior clinical team make an informed treatment recommendation. We believe that communication is key, and we will establish preferred methods of communication to keep you engaged throughout the admissions and treatment process.

Working Together for Better Outcomes

Once your client has been admitted to NorthStar Transitions, their primary clinician will contact you within the first 72 hours to provide updates and discuss your involvement in the treatment process. We invite referring professionals to participate in staff meetings with our team to provide an opportunity for you to share clinical insights and stay informed about your client's recovery progress. We believe that referring provider involvement allows for a seamless transition to outpatient care following discharge from treatment, and we are committed to working with you to ensure the best possible outcomes for your clients.

Aftercare Planning

NorthStar Transitions provides detailed aftercare planning to ensure the success of each client following treatment. Our staff works together with referring professionals to recommend and coordinate the right level of support a client needs to continue their recovery journey. This may include outpatient treatment, sober living, ongoing drug and alcohol testing or alumni programming. We also provide a comprehensive review of the treatment the client has received and the discharge plan to ensure continuity of care.

Admissions Process for Referring Professionals

NorthStar Transitions can provide a higher level of care for your clients experiencing drug or alcohol addiction. As a referring professional, your involvement begins during the admissions process and continues throughout treatment to ensure that your client’s needs are met. This also helps us better understand their substance abuse history, mental health needs and more and aids in the development of a truly individualized treatment plan.

NorthStar Transitions Admissions Process

  • Referring professional contacts NorthStar Transitions
  • Information about the client is gathered by our team
  • We verify insurance benefits and discuss coverage/cost of treatment
  • Pre-admission assessment is performed with the prospective client
  • The results are reviewed by our assessment team and the referring provider to determine if our treatment programs are an appropriate fit
  • If the client is accepted, a service agreement is signed
  • Admission date and time are scheduled at least 24 hours in advance

Please click here to learn more about our admissions process. If you have further questions or would like to discuss the appropriateness of our programs for your client, our admissions counselors can be reached by calling 866-407-2240.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does treatment last at NorthStar Transitions?

Treatment length varies depending on the client's individual needs and overall recovery progress. Our team works with each client to develop an individualized treatment plan that will give them the best chance at lasting recovery.

What kinds of addiction treatment programs are available at NorthStar Transitions?

We offer addiction treatment for a variety of substances, such as alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamine, opioids and prescription drugs. Our continuum of care includes non medical detox, residential treatment, partial hospitalization programming (PHP) outpatient treatment and alumni support. Our team works with each client to determine the appropriate level of care based on their unique needs.

Do you accept insurance?

Yes, we accept most major insurance plans. Our team can work with you and your client to determine insurance coverage and benefits.

How can I stay involved in my client's treatment?

NorthStar Transitions is committed to collaborating with referring professionals to ensure their clients receive the best quality of care possible. Many providers request periodic status updates or progress reports by phone or email, while others join our staff meetings throughout the course of treatment. When it’s time for discharge, our aftercare coordinator will contact referring professionals to discuss the recommended amount of ongoing support and help ensure continuity of care.

Do you treat dual diagnosis/co-occurring mental health clients?

Yes, NorthStar Transitions recognizes that substance abuse is often accompanied or preceded by mental health concerns like anxiety, depression and trauma. Our treatment programs provide dual diagnosis care and are designed to address the underlying causes of addiction. We provide a highly therapeutic experience that addresses the full scope of each individual’s physical, mental, emotional and behavioral health needs.

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