In preparation for the forecasted COVID-19 patient surge at our facilities throughout the region, Lake Chelan Community Hospital and Clinics have reduced unnecessary patient visits within our hospital and clinic for the safety of patients and staff.  The reduction in services also includes the temporary shutdown of Sanctuary services.

Sanctuary services will remain closed until further notice.  We encourage our patients and callers to reach out to us with questions by calling 1-800-233-0045

Other Inpatient Resources:

  • Inland northwest behavioral health hospital – Spokane, WA@ 1 (509)563-1033
  • Cascade behavioral health hospital – Tukwila, WA @ 1 (253) 563-1033

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to resuming Sanctuary services.

Thank you for considering Sanctuary at the Lake. For many, admitting there is a problem and seeking help is the most difficult hurdle. Our staff will help you and your family members each step of the way. Please contact our highly-trained admissions team to answer any questions. They can also help you begin the assessment process. Our primary goal is for you to feel welcome and safe.

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.

Lake Chelan Community Hospital, is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest 30 Day Readmission Rates for Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hospitalizations in the United States.

Lake Chelan Community Hospital, Chelan, WA is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest 30 Day Readmission Rates for Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hospitalizations in the United States. Dexur analyzed Oct 2016 to Sep 2019 Medicare claims data to rank hospitals 30 Day Readmission Rates for Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hospitalizations. Hospital rankings are also adjusted for risk based on the DRG (which groups hospitalization based on severity and risk) level quality outcomes.

Contact Information

Sanctuary at the Lake
503 E. Highland
Chelan, WA 98816

Phone (800) 233-0045
Fax (509) 682-1021

Sanctuary Location

Lake Chelan is located about three hours from Seattle or Spokane. When you arrive at Lake Chelan Hospital, please park on the lower level of the hospital and enter on the first floor. Take elevator to the 2nd floor. Admitting is located to the right as you step off the elevator. A staff member will greet you upon admission.