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Assessments for Outpatient and Criminal Justice Services are done on a walk-in basis at between 8:30 am– 3 pm, Monday- Friday at 515 Clanton Road, Charlotte, NC 28217.

McLeod Center continues to provide all services, many of which are available via telehealth (individual and group sessions via simultaneous video and audio). McLeod Center accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and some private insurance for these telehealth services. If you do not have behavioral health coverage, a state program may be available to help you. Please contact us either by phone at (704) 332-9001 or by email to contact@mcleodcenter.com to discuss any payment questions you may have.

Operational Update 7/14/2020
Starting Tuesday 7/14, the Drug Screen Lab will be operating from 8am-6pm.


Operational Update 6/29/2020
Starting Monday 6/29 and ending Friday 7/10, the Drug Screen Laboratory will be open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-1pm only.

Operational Update 5/7/2020

Starting Monday, May 11, 2020, drug screen lab at 515 Clanton Road will operate from 8am–5pm.

Operational Update 4/27/2020

Intake for Medication Assisted Treatment will resume on 4/28/2020. If you are interested in starting Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), call (704) 332-9001 and choose option 5 to speak to an MAT Intake Coordinator about admission for all MAT programs.

Operational Update 4/24/2020

The drug screen laboratory at 515 Clanton Road is now operating from 8:00am until 1:30pm Monday through Friday for Residential and Outpatient.

Operational Update 4/9/2020

Drug Education School (DES) and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention (CBI) classes will be web-based until further notice. Clients will be notified with start dates and instructions to join the web-based platform.

We are still accepting referrals for Residential and Outpatient Treatment admissions. Please contact Dentavius Barber at dentavius.barber@mcleodcenter.com or via phone at (704) 332-9001 extension 2230 for more information.

All of McLeod Center’s Medication Assisted Treatment (opioid treatment) clinics are still open. Please call the clinic of your choosing to inquire about intake days. Click here to see all MAT locations.

Operational Update 4/3/2020 – Regarding Drug Education School (DES)

DES classes have been suspended until further notice. Instructors will contact you with more information once it is available.

Operational Update 4/2/2020 – Regarding DWI and 20/40 Hour Orientation

To register for 20 Hour/40 Hour orientation, please call Melissa Wagner at (704) 332 9001 extension 2909.

Operational Update 3/30/2020 – Regarding Services at 515 Clanton Road

The drug screen laboratory at 515 Clanton Road is now operating from 7:30am until 1:30pm Monday through Friday for Residential and Outpatient.

Orientation for DWI (20 Hour/40 Hour) will occur via telehealth or telephone. To register for 20 Hour/40 Hour classes, please call Melissa Wagner at (704) 332 9001 extension 2909.

DWI Assessments and 20 Hour/40 Hour classes will be held via telehealth. Instructors will contact clients with more information.

Operational Update 3/27/2020 – Regarding TASC/Criminal Justice and MAT

If you have been referred for TASC or Criminal Justice services, staff will be contacting you and will be providing services via telehealth and/or HD Meeting, powered by Zoom.

If you experience any difficulty connecting to TASC or Criminal Justice services, please contact Louise Ferrell via email at louise.ferrell@mcleodcenter.com or phone at (704) 332-9001 extension 2264.

Please call the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) clinic of your choice to inquire about intake days/times. Click here to see all of our MAT clinic locations.

Operational Update 3/26/2020

We are still accepting referrals for Residential and Outpatient Treatment admissions. Please contact Dentavius Barber at dentavius.barber@mcleodcenter.com or via phone at (704) 332-9001 extension 2230 for more information.

Operational Update 3/24/2020

In accordance with the Mecklenburg County Stay at Home proclamation made on 3/24/2020 to take effect 3/26/2020, only the services deemed essential by the proclamation will continue at our Charlotte locations. Pursuant to the proclamation, Substance Use Disorder services are classified as essential under Human Services Operations.

Operational Update 3/18/2020

We are closely monitoring the development of Coronavirus and shifting operations accordingly. We are adhering to CDC guidelines, as we continuously sanitize service areas and implement distance precautions. We are working diligently to deploy telehealth and remote workstations where applicable.

As of 6/26/2020, NC Governor Roy Cooper has mandated that face masks must be worn in public spaces. To comply with Executive Order No. 147 as a public business, we now require all patients, clients, vendors, and staff to wear a face covering to enter the building. Please wear a mask prior to entry to help us keep you, our patients, and our community safe.

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McLeod Addictive Disease Center is a Charlotte-based non-profit working since 1969 to provide quality behavioral health services to adults over the age of 18. Founded by a Charlotte pediatrician, we currently serve an average of 3,900 patients daily who have a primary diagnosis of substance use disorder in 9 locations across Piedmont and Western North Carolina. Our programs are designed to treat the individual who is struggling; not just the disease of addiction.

Professional Memberships:

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

If you are interested in starting Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), call (704) 332-9001 and choose option 5 to speak to an MAT Intake Coordinator about admission for all MAT programs.

If you need help setting up the HD Meeting app to connect virtually with your counselor/physician, see the guide below:

McLeod Center offers Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) at 8 clinics across North Carolina.

Charlotte MAT
521 Clanton Road
Charlotte, NC 28217
Phone: (704) 755-0150
Fax: (704) 295-4937

Concord MAT
300 Copperfield Blvd.
Suite 105
Concord, NC  28025
Phone: (704) 782-3131
Fax: (980) 292-8043

Gastonia MAT
549 Cox Rd
Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: (704) 865-1558
Fax: (980) 292-8038

Hickory MAT
1170 Fairgrove Church Rd.
Hickory, NC 28601
Phone: (828) 464-1172
Fax: (828) 464-1175

Lenoir MAT
222 Morganton Blvd. SW
Lenoir, NC 28645
Phone: (828) 610-2740
Fax: (828) 536-4926

Marion MAT
117 West Medical Court
Marion, NC 28752
Phone: (828) 659-3966
Fax: (828) 536-4921

Monroe MAT
2208 W. Roosevelt Blvd.
Monroe, NC 28110
Phone: (704) 289-9869
Fax: (980) 292-8039

Statesville MAT
636 Signal Hill Dr. Extension
Statesville, NC 28625
Phone: (704) 871-2992
Fax: (980) 292-8042

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

McLeod Center’s Criminal Justice Department offers a wide variety of services including Drug Education School, Cognitive Behavioral Intervention, DWI assessments and 20/40/90 Hour Services, and Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities.

DWI Services

Have you recently been charged or convicted of a DWI in North Carolina? The first step in the license restoration process is to obtain a DWI assessment by an agency fully licensed in North Carolina as a DWI service provider. The assessment helps to determine what level of substance use education or treatment you will be required to complete to restore your driving privileges. The assessment which is typically about 1 ½ hours includes a review of the individual’s substance use history, a clinical interview, review of driving record, and completion of a structured assessment questionnaire.

In the state of North Carolina, everyone that is charged with a DWI is required to have a recommendation of either education or Substance Use Treatment.

Please click the links below for more information

DWI Assessments 

Residential Services

To inquire about bed dates for Adult Residential treatment,
please call Cynthia Barrett at (704) 332-9001, extension 2262.


To determine eligibility for Treatment Admission,
please complete and submit the form below:

Submit the completed above form to cynthia.barrett@mcleodcenter.com.


  • Residential Treatment: Length of stay is generally 28 days, but can be tailored to satisfy individual client needs that incorporate education on the disease of addiction with individual, group and family counseling. Residential Treatment may be followed by SAIOP, Aftercare, or referral to an outside agency for long-term sober living environment. The cost of the program may be covered by Area funding, self-pay, and some Insurance companies. We are licensed for 36 bed capacity, and currently manage 24 for capacity.
  • Residential DWI: McLeod Center’s Residential DWI Program is a treatment alternative to incarceration for DWI charges. In consideration of substance use history and legal implications of the client’s DWI, the length of stay may be anywhere from 7 to 30 days. While clients are in the Residential DWI Program, they also have the option of completing a DWI Assessment with a state-certified DWI assessor for additional $100 fee.

More information:

Outpatient Services

McLeod Center offers Short-term, Longer-term, and Intensive Outpatient treatment. Individuals enrolled in these programs receive addictive disease education and therapeutic group counseling, in addition to individual treatment planning, urinalysis testing and referrals to community resources as needed. 

  • Short-term: 20 hours to 39 hours
  • Longer-term: 40 hours to 89 hours
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (SAIOP): 90+ hours 

To register for Short-term or Longer-term outpatient treatment, please contact Melissa Wagner at (704) 332 9001 extension 2909. 

To register for Intensive Outpatient treatment, you’ll need to complete an assessment. Assessments are completed on a walk-in basis from 8:30 – 3 pm, Monday- Friday.

What does SAIOP include?

  • Individual counseling and treatment planning with a primary counselor
  • Group counseling
  • Family/significant other counseling in a multi-family group
  • Introduction to 12 step recovery groups and philosophies
  • Education pertaining to substance abuse disorders and recovery; including Relapse Prevention
  • Referral services
  • Aftercare