FAQs

Will I need inpatient or outpatient care?

Lighthouse is able to provide both inpatient care, including detoxification and rehabilitation, along with outpatient services for both adults and adolescents. To determine the best level of care for you, our admission specialists will conduct an in-depth assessment of your treatment needs.

Depending on the severity and nature of your drug and/or alcohol addiction, we may admit you for inpatient detoxification and treatment. If your chemical dependency does not pose an immediate health threat, or if you are able to receive appropriate medical treatment without admission to our center, we will refer you to outpatient services.

If I’m admitted as an inpatient, how long will I be at Lighthouse?

We suggest that most patients stay 14-28 days. However, your individual treatment plan will be shaped by the various elements presented through your individual assessment.

Please note that in order to authorize in-patient treatment, most insurance companies now require what is called medical necessity, and/or failed out-patient treatment. However, each person’s situation is different. Your admission specialist will help you clarify and answer any questions you have about insurance coverage.  

If private pay is an option, we suggested that most patients stay 14 to 28 days, based on your individual treatment needs.

How can I afford treatment? What are my financial options?

Lighthouse accepts many insurance plans. (For a list, click here.) Most insurance providers will authorize treatment if the patient presents “medical necessity.” (This is a determination that changes by insurance carrier and individual situation.) Your Lighthouse admission specialist will help you with this determination, and we will work with your insurance company to provide the information needed as they review for medical necessity.

Please note that Lighthouse has no control over the outcome of insurance reviews, and we cannot guarantee payment by any insurance carrier. Once we receive authorization from your insurance company, the number of  “certification of days” that they cover will come through a few days at a time.

If you do not have insurance, or if your insurance plan does not cover treatment, a Lighthouse admissions specialist will be happy to discuss payment options with you. We accept all major credit cards.

Do you accept Medicare or Medicaid?

We do not.

Is other funding available?

We do have very limited funding that may be available. Please call to find out about requirements and availability.

Can I drive myself to begin inpatient care?

No. You must be accompanied by friend or family member who can stay through the admissions process. You will also need transport home at the end of treatment. If you’re unable to arrange a ride to Lighthouse to begin treatment, call us. We’ll do our best to find a solution.

What can I expect during treatment?

All treatment programs begin with an in-depth evaluation, and all include ongoing family support. Click below for a detailed description of our treatment programs:

As inpatient care concludes, Lighthouse will work with you to develop a relapse prevention strategy, and an aftercare treatment plan. 

What if I’m a family member or a friend of someone who needs help?

If someone you care about has an alcohol and/or drug problem but isn’t ready to admit it or seek treatment, we can help. Please contact us. A professionally guided intervention may be the best way to help someone understand the impacts of his/her use.

If I’m beginning treatment, what can I bring — and what can’t I?

You will need to bring:

  • Identification
  • Insurance and medication cards
  • Prescribed medication, in original bottles
  • Seven days’ worth of comfortable (non-provocative) clothing
  • Money: $10 for a Lighthouse phone-calling card, $25 for laundry, etc.
  • 12-Step reading material

You may not bring:

  • Outside food or beverages
  • Electronic devices (no cell phone, iPod, pager, etc.)
  • Non-12 Step reading material (books, magazines, etc.)

Will my family be able to visit?

There are three ways the patient can interact in person with people outside the program:

  • Social visits on weekends; during the Family Program; and in individual family therapy sessions.
  • Weekend visitation is scheduled for Saturday, 1-4 p.m. for adults and Sunday, 1-4 pm., for adolescents.
  • Our Family Program helps family members and loved ones to learn about the treatment process, both during inpatient treatment and afterward and is offered for free on Monday evenings.

Also, individual family therapy sessions may be scheduled with your counselor. 

Do you have a religious affiliation? Are you open to all types of people?

Lighthouse is a secular facility, with a policy of welcoming patients and their families from diverse backgrounds. We take walk-ins, and we are not a locked-down facility.

Is smoking permitted?

Adult patients can smoke in designated areas outside our buildings; otherwise, our facility is smoke-free both indoors and outdoors. No underage smoking is permitted.

Will my treatment be confidential?

All information obtained during treatment is covered by the Federal Confidentiality Law, which states that health providers may not give out information regarding your treatment without your written consent. In addition, Lighthouse acknowledges the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) standards regarding the use of protected health information.  In accordance with HIPAA, which is a federal law, we cannot provide any patient information by email or phone, unless the patient provides a release for the specific person inquiring. For this reason, please don’t send emails to the general email box, inquiring about a patient. We will not be able to reply without confirming who you are.

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