The Admissions Process
The admission process begins with a phone call to the Renaissance Campus where a mini assessment will be completed to see if you qualify for our treatment options. Then an admission counselor will contact you to set up an assessment within 24 hours. During the assessment process the counselor will explore medical and family history, patterns of chemical use, educational needs, mental health and past treatment histories. Once a determination of needs is identified by the admission team, then a recommendation will be made for linkages to treatment options.
About Karen Ackerman:
Karen Ackerman is one of the Admission Counselors on the Renaissance Campus. Karen received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Prior to her role as an Admission Counselor, Karen had been employed as a Clinical Case manager at BryLin Hospital’s Outpatient Program in Williamsville, NY from 1992-2003. Previous to that, Karen was employed as a Clinical Case Manager at BryLin Hospitals Inpatient Chemical Dependency Facility for adolescents in Alden, NY from 1987-1992. Preceding her work at BryLin Hospitals, Karen was employed by Spectrum Human Services as a Case Manager for their outpatient services for addiction working with adolescents and adults. She is a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor Level 2.
About Shannon Markovich:
Shannon Markovich is one of the Admission Counselors on the Renaissance Campus. She received her Associate in Science and Mental Health Assistant-Alcohol Counseling through Erie Community College. Prior to this role, she was an Addiction Counselor on Campus since 2004. Previous to that, Shannon worked for Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services (ADDS) as a Chemical Dependency Counselor. During her time working with ADDS, Shannon assisted in program development that was specifically geared towards working with adolescents. Preceding her work at ADDS, Shannon worked at BryLin Hospitals, Inc. as a Medical Technician, working a with patients in the detox and rehabilitation units. Shannon is a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor.
What to Bring to treatment?
Documentation required for admission:
- Photo Identification
- Social Security Card
- Insurance Card
- Prescription Card
- Medications that are prescribed and original bottle.
Please note that suitcases are not permitted. Laundry facilities are available for your use.
Interested in Admissions?
For more information, please contact our admissions team at 716-827-9462.