Sanctuary patients must be at least 18 years of age with a primary diagnosis of chemical dependency. They must have a desire to get clean and sober and be willing to participate in group and individual therapy.
Our Intake Coordinator will ask you for information such as:
- Current symptoms necessitating inpatient treatment
- Current medical problems for which client is undergoing treatment
- Current medication usage
- Insurance information (social security number, insurance carrier, applicable group and member numbers)
- Home address and phone number
- Names, addresses, and phone numbers of treatment providers for both emotional and medical needs
- Transportation plans to and from the hospital (you must have a solid transportation plan)
Intake Coordinators Valerie and Jim will also speak to you regarding our safety expectations and provide you with information about what to bring and not to bring to the hospital. Some of our basic guidelines will be explained (tobacco-free program, cell phone use, visiting hours).
Cost for Services
Sanctuary at the Lake works with many insurance companies and Medicare; we also have a self-pay option. Payment terms are based upon the length of stay and are scheduled with the patient or responsible party prior to admission. Our financial counselor will help you detail payment options and work with you to make arrangements to meet your financial obligations
Insurance policies and benefits vary greatly. Each company has established guidelines for medical necessity. Insurance carriers or managed care companies determine appropriateness of care based on presenting problem(s). Required updates or reviews are provided to insurance companies on a consistent basis throughout a treatment stay. Based on the information provided, insurance companies determine whether the level of care we provide continues to be appropriate. Sanctuary has no control over the outcome of the reviews, however, our Utilization Review Coordinator works hard to obtain the maximum benefit allowed by a company or carrier. It is important to note that these reviews do not guarantee payment by an insurance carrier upon final billing.
Your presence in our treatment center is protected by Federal Regulations CFR 42, Part II and HIPPA. Sanctuary guards your records and takes every precaution to protect your right to privacy.