Program Planning & Evaluation

The establishment of your addiction treatment center or behavioral health practice will likely begin with a plan of the programs you will offer. It will also need to include a method in which to evaluate those plans to ensure they are effective for your patients. Program planning and evaluation are complex processes that are often best handled with the assistance of a professional consulting company like C4 Consulting. With experience on both sides of the treatment program spectrum, our team is uniquely qualified to help you determine the most effective program planning and evaluation process for your specific business.

Program Planning

The type of programs you offer your clients must be carefully considered prior to opening an addiction treatment facility. Will you offer both inpatient and outpatient services? What treatment methods do you want to utilize in your center? The best programs will be those that are structured, yet provide the flexibility to customize the program to the specific needs of each client.

When establishing your program plan, it is important to keep in mind licensure and the ability to assess the program to ensure it is effective. By considering these factors from the get-go, the entire process of setting up your treatment facility will go much more smoothly. At C4 Consulting, we will help you factor in the various aspects of your program planning to ensure it is as successful and applicable as possible from the very first implementation.

Evaluation Options

By forming your program plan with evaluation ability in mind, you are able to determine quickly whether the program you have chosen is effective for your patients. The evaluation process may include the following questions:

  • Are we using our resources as effectively as possible?
  • Are our patients seeing the positive results they are looking for?
  • Is our program providing us outcomes that will continue to build our business?
  • Does the program provide value for our clients and the community?

Evaluating your center is about more than simply looking at the numbers to determine success. It should also entail a growth mindset that encourages your team to find opportunities for improvement along the way.


Treatment Planning M.A.T.R.S. is an assessment system that includes a comprehensive set of tools for effective program evaluation. Assessments include the following:

  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Time Limited
  • Realistic
  • Specific

When your program evaluation encompasses all of these features, you can easily determine whether your programs are having the desired effect or if tweaking of the system or even a full overhaul may be needed. Since your business will rise or fall on the results you produce, this consistent and comprehensive style of evaluation will prove to be a valuable key in the success of your facility.

Developing the right program plan and evaluation system for your treatment facility is a complex process that requires attention to many different facets as the design is created and implemented. The team at C4 Consulting has extensive experience in the various aspects of the addiction treatment industry and can help you determine the best model for your specific business. To learn more about our services, contact C4 Consulting today at 866.329.7170!