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.

Sanctuary at the Lake provides a continuum of care that includes detox, inpatient treatment and family involvement. Our program is complemented by a team of highly qualified treatment providers, medical staff, certified chemical dependency professionals, occupational therapist and a nursing team which lends itself to a high staff-to-patient ratio. In addition to Sanctuary staff, ancillary services of Lake Chelan Hospital enhance our program/s ability to provide a multi-modal treatment approach.

We welcome you to contact us at 1-800-233-0045 to speak directly to a Sanctuary representative.

Detox Services
Don’t let fear of detox stop you from getting help. Because we care about each patient, we use the most up-to-date and cutting-edge treatment to make detox a relatively comfortable and painless experience. Our detox program provides a safe and closely-monitored withdrawal from physically addictive substances like alcohol, prescription pain medications, anxiety medications, muscle relaxers, sedatives, heroin, methadone and more. Our doctors and nurses work closely with you to determine the best plan of treatment for your situation.

Since Sanctuary at the Lake is situated within a hospital setting, we have the ability to offer appropriate acute care to patients dealing with detox. The process is medically managed and supervised. Additional physicians, nurses and support staff join your treatment team to help you through the initial transition. We are here to help.

People who abuse drugs and/or alcohol sometimes need to change their environment if they are to begin a life of sobriety. 

Adults 18 years or older come to Sanctuary for treatment because life has become unmanageable.  Patients live in a safe and supportive therapeutic environment 24 hours a day and are overseen by medical and psychiatric personnel.

Our inpatient program provides a thorough clinical and medical assessment, detox and primary treatment services. The nursing staff, medical provider and assigned counselors are responsible for assessing and working with you to establish a personalized treatment and relapse prevention plan.

The Sanctuary at the Lake uses a variety of therapeutic approaches, including:

  • Therapeutic activities
  • Individual Counseling
    Your counseling program will be unique, designed just for you
  • Group Counseling
  • Psycho-education
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Physical Fitness Activities
  • Meditation
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Experiential Groups & Activities
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Family Program & Support

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.