Grand Rapids Counseling Services is proud to be one of the few counseling agencies in West Michigan that has a fully licensed therapist on staff with the United States Department of Transportation SAP credential.


If your company is regulated by one of the six agencies that is governed by the US DOT there are extremely stringent return-to-duty guidelines that must be followed for any employee who is found to be operating in a safety-sensitive position while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Specifically, encompassed in Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 40 the Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy & Compliance (ODAPC) publishes, implements and provides authoritative interpretations of these regulations. As the Designated Employer Representative (DER) it is your responsibility to facilitate the compliance of these regulations for your organization.

Grand Rapids Counseling Services provides accurate and timely implementation of the substance abuse evaluation, makes appropriate treatment recommendations, determinacy of compliance or non-compliance, and follow-up testing schedules. With frequent updates and additions to the law you can feel confident when you make the referral to Grand Rapids Counseling Services that you have an expert in the field and are in full compliance with all DOT/SAP rules & regulations.

DOT Regulated & SAP Required Agencies:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
United States Coast Guard (USCG)

Please contact our office if you have any comments and/or questions.


Cost: $575

GRCS will conduct initial evaluation, coordinate recommended treatment, conduct follow-up evaluation and provide all required reports to Designated Employer Representative (DER).


Contact our office to inquire about availability and scheduling.

Classes and groups in the GRCS continuum of services satisfy State of Michigan requirements for court mandated counseling and education.

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GRCS accepts payment in the form of cash, credit card, health savings/flex spending accounts, partnered employee assistance programs and insurance (see below).


Priority Health Insurance
Blue Cross Blue Shield:

PPO Trust, MyChoice, Partnered
Traditional, BCBSM Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Blue Care Network:

BCNA Connected Care
BCN Commercial
BCN Advantage Medicare