Admissions Information

Call our admissions specialist at 801-359-8862.


We will answer your questions, discuss available funding options, and help you determine if First Step House is the right choice for you or your loved one. If our programs do not fit your specific needs, we will refer you with another provider. We work closely with many community organizations and work hard to connect people with the resources they need.


If you are experiencing an immediate emotional crisis, please contact the UNI Crisis Line at 801-587-3000.
If you are feeling suicidal, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.


Who We Serve

We currently serve adult males, ages 18 years and older, who have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder, or have been dually diagnosed with a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder.


Our Services

We offer residential treatment, outpatient treatment, long-term recovery support services, and transitional housing for our active clients and graduates. We provide targeted services for veterans, people with little to no income, fathers, those who are legally involved, and individuals who are homeless or have unstable housing.


Payment Options

We understand that treatment costs are one of your primary concerns. We do our best to remove financial barriers to treatment. We offer some of the lowest treatment costs in the nation and collaborate with civic and private organizations that provide funding assistance for those with little or no income. These include the Veterans Administration and the Salt Lake County Division of Behavioral Health Services. We also accept Medicaid for outpatient clients.


The Admissions Process

Assessment and Referral

The first step toward beginning treatment is meeting with a licensed clinician for a confidential assessment. The assessment will help us determine your recommended level of care and give you an appropriate program referral. We will refer you to one of our programs, or connect your with the organization that best meets your needs.  We work closely with detoxification centers, medication assisted therapy clinics, hospitals, medical clinics, and other treatment providers.

Detoxification Needs

We do not offer detoxification services. If you are experiencing acute withdrawal symptoms, we will refer you to a local detoxification facility. Detoxification centers allow people to withdraw in a safe environment. Once this process is complete we will begin the intake process.


Entering Treatment

Our admissions office is located at 440 South 500 East, Salt Lake City, Utah  84102. When you arrive at our facility you will meet with an admissions specialist who will help you complete the intake paperwork. You will be drug tested at this time, to determine if you are in need of detoxification services. You will then meet with a licensed clinician who will work with you to create a treatment plan based upon your individual needs and goals. This initial treatment plan will help us assign you to the appropriate counselor, case-manager, groups, and classes. If available, please bring photo identification, proof of address (e.g., something mailed to you), and a recent pay stub if employed when entering treatment. Our entire staff is available to answer your questions.