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The Admissions Process

Our comprehensive admissions process helps us meet you where you are.

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1 Your Role
I want to learn about treatment options for:


2 Basic Information
The Person is:
years old


graduated high school

3 Condition Information
Caron Treatment Centers accepts patients aged 13 years or older. For more information on services available to those 12 and under, please learn more about Caron's Student Assistance Program.
Step-by-Step Admissions Process

Making the decision to get treatment isn’t always easy, but knowing what to expect from the admissions process can help relieve some tension and uncertainty.

Take the Next Step and Reach Out to Us

Day or night, weekend or holiday, whenever you’re ready to get in touch, we’re here to help you free of charge. When you call, you’ll be connected with a highly trained, experienced, credentialed and compassionate admissions specialist.  If you prefer, you can visit our online form 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Get the Guidance You’ve Been Searching For

Your admissions specialist will guide you and your family through the pre-admissions process. He or she will start with a comprehensive evaluation to assess which of our programs best suits your circumstances. This evaluation may include questions about:

  • precipitating events
  • mental health history
  • substance use and medical history
  • family structure and issues
  • legal history
  • career and education
  • your current therapist and physicians
  • contact information

Admissions specialists work closely with you, your loved ones and your therapist throughout the pre-admissions process to determine the appropriate level of care and make personalized recommendations. Our clinical and medical teams also weigh in to determine whether Caron can meet your needs and which of our staff will join your treatment team.              

Please Note: Patients suffering from significant medical and psychological issues must be stable before beginning treatment at Caron, as we are not an acute care facility. Your admissions specialist can help you arrange transfers from hospitals and other healthcare centers if necessary. Your admissions specialist can also provide referrals for professional interventionists in your area should your loved one be resistant to treatment. Learn more about intervention services.  

Scheduling Your Comprehensive Admission

Once you or your loved one has agreed to treatment, it's time to set an admission date.

All admissions to Caron programs are scheduled. Caron's facility in Pennsylvania has the ability to schedule admissions fairly quickly, if needed, and can also admit patients to our on-site detox unit on short notice.

At Caron Renaissance, which is based on an interventional model, a therapeutic alliance with the family and our clinical team must be established prior to arrival. The alliance begins with the first phone call and develops with each contact thereafter. You and your loved ones will also be connected with “Family Buddies” during the admissions process. These Caron Renaissance alumni families are available to share their experiences and answer your questions.

Because of its comprehensive nature, the duration of the pre-admissions process at Caron Renaissance varies from person to person. 


Take a Tour of Our Facilities

We know that choosing a treatment center is not an easy decision.  We welcome you and your family to meet us in person and tour our facilities in Florida at Caron Renaissance and our facility in Pennsylvania.  We understand that getting to know the surroundings and staff may be a key factor into committing to treatment.  You will need to speak with an Admissions Specialist to coordinate a tour.

Pack your bags

Once your arrival date is set, we’ll send you detailed information about the next steps. Click the links to learn what to bring (and not to bring) for your stay and how to get here.

Your First Day

When you arrive at Caron for your first day of treatment, you’ll be greeted by our caring and dedicated staff members, who will help you get settled and acclimated. Learn more about what to expect on your first day.