Choices will be closed from Thursday, June 30th through Monday, July 4th, 2022. Please feel free to leave a voicemail at 913-390-0100 or email us at email@example.com. (All monitoring clients, please continue to use firstname.lastname@example.org for communication during the closure dates.)
COVID-19 testing and UAs: *If you have been in the near proximity of someone positive for COVID-19, we encourage you to obtain lab testing as soon as possible. However, simply telling your monitor you have been exposed will not excuse you from a requested UA. If you believe you have been exposed to the virus, but not been tested at a lab/clinic/pharmacy, take all feasible precautions to avoid a potential spread of COVID as you submit to the UA request.
*Please note; "at home" test results will not be accepted as valid documentation. You will need a confirmed lab-run test with your name and date of testing (indicating either you are awaiting pending results, or have tested positive) for you to be excused from a UA request.
*If you have tested positive for COVID via a lab/clinic/pharmacy setting, or if you are currently awaiting COVID testing results from a recent testing, please email documentation (paperwork you received from the testing site) to email@example.com. You will then need to follow-up your email with a call to your monitor, Jevon Sills, at 913-390-0100, for confirmation as to whether or not you are excused from a requested drug/alcohol UA.
1/3/2022; Choices requires all individuals to wear a mask on-site.
**As of Thursday, April 1st, 2021, all monthly monitoring check-ins for diversion and probation clients will continue to take place BY TELEPHONE only, until further notice.
Policy Regarding Missed Appointments and Makeup Appointments (Updated 4/1/2021) Consider your scheduled monthly monitoring appointments as pre-standing obligations. Each client is expected to call Choices to check in on the date and time set up during the first orientation meeting at the beginning of the supervision period. This meeting time remains the same throughout the course of supervision.
** Choices will make exceptions on an as-needed basis for documented emergencies **
What is NOT an emergency: Oversleeping Forgetting Unexpected work hours Broken/missing cell phone Preferring another date or time Travel/transportation issues Other appointments elsewhere (unless relevant to an emergency situation)
If you miss a meeting for a non-emergency: You will still be expected to call and schedule a makeup meeting according to the monitor’s availability. A makeup meeting does not negate the initial missed appointment that should have taken place. Each client is allowed TWO missed/rescheduled meetings over the course of their supervision period. Missed meetings without a makeup meeting will be noted as a violation of the terms and conditions of supervision, and will be referred on to the Court of jurisdiction. A THIRD missed appointment, regardless of past makeup meetings will be noted as a violation of the terms and conditions of supervision, and will be referred on to the Court of jurisdiction. Each client must return to the normal, scheduled appointment times after a missed appointment, even if the makeup appointment is very close to the regular appointment on the calendar. **These rules are retro-active- if you already have two missed/rescheduled meetings, you are not allowed further exceptions.**
If you find that the date and time of your monitoring check in no longer works, you will need to work with the Choices team to lock in a new check in timeslot based on the monitor’s current availability. This new date/time will replace the original for the remainder of your supervision period, and will not be changed again without very specific reasoning as to why it must be moved a third time, and it cannot be changed again beyond that point.
**As of April 1st, 2021: Until further notice, all individuals participating in Choices' evening outpatient counseling program are encouraged to wear a mask fully covering the mouth and nose at all times while in the building**
Averhealth continues to provide UAs as scheduled, with appropriate safety measures, regarding Covid-19.
Monitoring clients should use; firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the "Adult Substance Abuse Education" tab for updates on the class dates for both the Olathe and Lawrence offices.
**SEE THE VICTIM IMPACT PANEL TAB ON THIS SITE FOR INFORMATION ON THAT PROGRAM***