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The Admissions Process

Our comprehensive admissions process helps us to understand your needs and meet you where you are.

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
a licensed healthcare professional
Doctors, Dentists, Nurses
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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.

For individuals and their families to get the most out of their treatment experience at Caron, it’s important to determine if we are a good fit for each other. Our comprehensive admissions process helps us to understand your needs and meet you where you are while also allowing you to learn about our treatment options, team and philosophy.

Admissions Step-by-Step

Making the decision to get treatment is difficult for both the individual and their loved one, often hindered by anxiety and apprehension--even resistance. It can help to know what to expect during the pre-admissions and admissions process at Caron. Understanding our careful process of individual evaluation, family consultation, and admission to a Caron treatment facility can help relieve some of the tension and uncertainty.

The steps outlined below apply to all Caron facilities, except as noted. For more detailed information about a specific Caron facility, view our locations or contact an Admissions/Case Specialist.

1. Start By Reaching Out to Us

Day or night, weekend or holiday: when the time is right and you’re ready to get in touch, we’re here to help. When you call us, you’ll be connected with a highly trained, experienced, credentialed and compassionate Admissions /Case Specialist.

If you prefer, you can also use our online form, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or access our Live Chat feature. All contact methods are completely confidential.

2. Get Guidance and Evaluation

Your Admissions/Case Specialist will be your primary point of contact to guide you and your family throughout the pre-admissions process. He or she will lead the comprehensive evaluation process. We will work to ensure that we can meet your needs and to determine which of our programs will best fit your current life circumstances. This evaluation may include questions about precipitating events; mental health history; substance use and medical history; the family structure and issues, legal history, career and education; your current therapist and physicians; and contact information. Additional information about our treatment programs will be emailed or sent for your review upon request.

Our specialists work closely with you, your loved ones and your therapist every step of the way to determine the appropriate level of care and make specific recommendations for you. Our clinical and medical teams are consulted during this time to determine if Caron can meet your needs and which of our staff will comprise your individualized treatment team. At the same time, arrangements are being made to secure an admission date, or if necessary, an intervention date.

Important to Remember: Sometimes, individuals suffering from significant medical and psychological issues need stabilization prior to beginning treatment at Caron. We are not an acute care facility, but we can arrange for transfers from hospitals and other healthcare centers once an individual has been stabilized. Your Admissions/Case Specialist will work closely with you to set-up those arrangements when clinically appropriate.

3. Scheduling Your Comprehensive Admission

Once we have determined if our programs are a good fit for your needs and you or your loved one has agreed to accept treatment, it's time to consider an admission date.

It's not unusual for the person suffering from addiction to feel resistant to the idea of treatment. If necessary, we can put you in touch with an intervention professional that can help you set up an intervention or family gathering.

All admissions to a Caron program are scheduled. Caron's facility in Pennsylvania has the ability to schedule admissions fairly quickly, if needed, including admitting a patient to our on-site detox unit. At Caron Renaissance, which is based on an interventional model with a clinical philosophy that “the patient is the family and the family is the patient,” a therapeutic alliance with the family and our clinical team needs to be established prior to the actual admission. The alliance begins with the first phone call and develops with each contact thereafter. Effective use of an interventional model, along with the comprehensive nature of the pre-admissions process at Caron Renaissance, results in a varying length of time for the admission process to be completed. As part of the admissions process, you can also be connected with family members or “Family Buddies” who have had a loved one in treatment at Caron Renaissance and who can freely share with you their experience.

4. Pack Your Bags

Once your arrival date is set, we’ll send you detailed information about the next steps; however, it’s important to know what to bring (and not to bring) for the stay at Caron, as well as transportation options for arrival and departure.

5. Your First Day

When you arrive at Caron for your first day of treatment, you’ll be greeted by our staff and begin to experience in person the caring and dedication of our highly-trained team. They will guide you through the full admissions process and help you get settled and acclimated. Learn more about arrival at Caron.