Admissions to SJRP
St. John’s Recovery Place is a substance abuse primary detox and residential treatment center. We treat men and women 18 years of age and up who are struggling with substance abuse and addiction. If you or someone you know could benefit from our services just give us a call. The admissions process begins with a phone call and a brief, confidential conversation with one of the knowledgeable members of our admissions team. Our compassionate admissions team is available to discuss treatment options and our program.
“Wonderful experience at SJRP! I gained the strength and confidence to live a happier and healthier lifestyle! The entire staff is amazing and made my stay comfortable!”
Meet Our Director of Admissions
Kevin’s vast experience in the recovery field benefits patients, families and the team at St. John’s Recovery Place. Having worked in direct patient care, administration, and management at three different facilities, he is well positioned to help bring best practices in the treatment of substance abuse and addiction to St. John’s Recovery Place. His additional experience in finance, insurance and marketing is a definite plus. In Kevin’s words “I have a passion for helping individuals start on the path to recovery and learn how to maintain a clean and sober life. We know that addiction affects everyone in the person’s sphere, especially families and close friends, and I want to do all that I can to offer education and support to them as well.”
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Insurance and Payment Information
Potential clients will go through a quick and comprehensive telephone screening so we can get to know the potential client. These questions are designed to help us get a detailed idea of what is going on, so we can determine the best course of treatment and determine if St. John’s Recovery Place is the right fit. These questions include a history of alcohol or drug use, medical information, treatment history and insurance information. Once this has been completed and reviewed the admission time will be scheduled.
- Review the attached “what to bring to treatment” including cash, credit card or debit card
- Make a list of emergency/family phone numbers to bring with you to our facility
- Make any necessary phone calls prior to admitting
- If you will need to have a “Presence in Treatment” letter sent to anyone, (Probation, Judge, Lawyer, Employer, EAP, Therapist, Doctor, etc.) Please bring their name and contact info with you
- We do not transport clients off campus for any personal shopping, haircuts, money grams etc.
- We will welcome you and answer any questions you and your family may have.
- We will collect payment, if applicable, and make a copy of your ID and insurance card
- Once your loved ones depart, we will begin the Admissions process by:
a. Conducting a non-invasive body search
b. Placing your cash, IDs, passports, credit cards, debit cards, gift cards, etc. in our safe
c. Have you complete the pre-admission paperwork
d. Complete your admission documentation in our system then take you to Nursing
Due to HIPAA laws, we may not release any information about a patient unless the patient has provided written consent.
Patients are permitted to make phone calls. Patients must schedule this with their primary counselor and all calls will be made in the presence of a staff member. Family members can call in and leave a message for the patient through the patient messaging voicemail system. Patients are unable to receive phone calls directly.
We encourage family involvement in the patient’s recovery process. While we currently do not offer open visitation days/hours, the assigned counselor may schedule family sessions (via phone or in-person) & visitation after the patient has been in treatment for a minimum of 2 weeks. Any request for visitation must be scheduled and approved by your primary counselor. We highly recommend that minor children (under the age of 14) not attend these sessions. All visitors must be approved by the primary counselor.
Each patient is assigned a primary counselor within a few days of admission. The patient’s counselor is your primary contact regarding any treatment concerns or questions. Our case manager also helps coordinate the care of all patients. We also encourage you to attend support groups in your area while your loved one is in treatment www.al-anon.alateen.org / www.nar-anon.org.
We provide medical detox through our nursing staff whom is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Each insurance company has medical based guidelines that we must follow to access the benefits provided in their policy. There are two components to this process:
Pre-certification: We call the insurance company and inform them the patient is here. Insurance will then approve the initial admission and will give us a date to review the patient’s progress.
Concurrent Reviews: We call the insurance company to report the patient’s progress. The insurance company will then approve the use of benefits for a specific time and set a date for the next review. This step is repeated as many times as the insurance company requires.
We work diligently to maximize the treatment days available for each patient. Our counselors keep the patients informed of their insurance status.
Patients must come to treatment with all their necessary clothes and shoes.
- All prescription medications for the entire stay in their original containers (samples are prohibited)
▪ Not allowed: narcotics, amphetamines, controlled substances, sleep aids, etc. or they will be destroyed
▪ Please place all your medications in one bag
- ID or Driver’s License- This will be needed to fill any medications
- Insurance/prescription/pharmacy card and Dental insurance (or payment method for prescriptions)
- Personal spending money, cash, credit card, or a prepaid Visa gift Card ($200)
- Toiletries (Cannot Contain Alcohol in first 3 Ingredients), (NO Q-Tips or Cotton Balls)
- Casual conservative clothing for 10-14 Days.
- Lite Jacket or Sweatshirt – It can be cool in the building and at night outside.
- Bathing Suit – Must be conservative (If it is a bikini or deemed too revealing you will be asked to wear a t-shirt and or
shorts over it)
- Laundry services are provided
- A minimum cigarette supply for one week. Cigarette packs MUST be unopened. Additional cigarettes can be ordered
while in treatment (Cash/Credit Card/ or Visa gift card). E-cigarettes are NOT permitted.
- Drugs / Alcohol—Patients are not allowed to purchase, possess or use legal or illegal mind/mood-altering substances
including over –the-counter cough and sleep aids. No drug paraphernalia is allowed. If you have legal or illegal
mind-altering substances in your possession at the time you are admitted, you will be asked to give these to the
nurse on duty. Illegal substances will be disposed of.
- Electronic devices including laptops, CDs, pagers, video games, videos, DVDs, cameras, TVs, clock radios, E-readers,
(E-cigarettes are not permitted)
- Cell phones: you may want to travel with your cell phone to our facility; however, we will place it in our safe upon
- Mouthwash containing alcohol
- Aerosols (including shaving cream)
- Over-the-counter medications
- No torch lighters
- Weapons and/or anything deemed so by staff
- Paints, paint thinner/remover, turpentine, denatured alcohol, rubbing alcohol, kerosene, gasoline or Freon,
fireworks, candles, incense, airplane cement, glue, or adhesives
- Hair dyes or hair coloring products, fingernail polish and polish remover
- Sports equipment (weights, fishing poles, baseball bats, etc.)
- Clothing: no clothing or hats with inappropriate messages or symbols which have sexual, gambling, racial, alcohol or
drug references; low-cut shirts, crocheted, knitted or see through shirts; shorts higher than 4 inches above the knee
- Outside Food/ Drinks- NOT ALLOWED TO BE BROUGHT ON CAMPUS
- Coolers, coffee pots, cooking devices, electric blankets and heating pads
- Other items deemed inappropriate for treatment