Professional Substance Abuse Referrals



There may be times when your patient requires additional support for a substance use disorder. And your patient’s use may be causing problems in their marriage, at their job or preventing them from living a healthy lifestyle. Sanford House Addiction Treatment Centers can provide your client with the help they need. As well as walk you through the process of enrolling them in a higher level of care.

Sanford House works with a wide range of professionals in the community. Referring professionals such as primary care physicians, nurses, clergy members, private practice clinicians, interventionists, legal professionals and a variety of other professionals aid in the coordination of care for individuals seeking treatment for alcohol and drug problems.

Our staff values partnerships with professional substance abuse referral sources and works to identify an appropriate plan tailored to meet the needs of women seeking alcohol and/or drug treatment.  We also work with professional monitoring organizations and collaborate with them to ensure successful recovery of each individual and assist them in returning to their careers and utilizing their skills, education and experience in lifelong recovery.

At Sanford House we believe that each individual seeking treatment plays an active role in choosing the services that will support their own long-term pathway and style of recovery.

Sanford House is always looking for ways to expand services-delivery among community professionals, agencies, businesses, and providers.  We hope to provide awareness by exploring ways to integrate services to better support individuals in their treatment and recovery journey.

If you would like to refer one of your clients to a residential or non-residential program at Sanford House:

  1. Call 616.288.6970 
  2. Next, speak with our admissions coordinator about services and availability
  3. You may choose to make this call with your client. By speaking directly with the client, our staff can answer questions, alleviate anxieties and match him or her with a program to fit their needs.
  4. Please have your client’s insurance information ready at the time of the call. This will help our staff verify benefits and discuss payment options.

If you already have a contact at Sanford House at Cherry Street or Sanford House at John Street, you may speak with them directly. Sanford House staff may be reached at (616) 288-6970 or via email @