People may enter a rehab center quickly after they meet the qualifications. Our center needs to verify your insurance and gather your information. After it does those things, you may be on your way to our facility.
Upon arriving at the center, you’ll undergo the intake process. During this process, you’ll meet with the clinical staff to determine if you have other mental or physical conditions.
Additionally, you’ll also discuss the type of addiction you have. You’ll discuss questions such as:
- What have you been using?
- How long have you been using alcohol or drugs?
- How severe is your substance use disorder or addiction?
Knowing this information can help staff members determine your condition.
What should I pack? What should I leave at home?
Before you arrive, your admissions coordinator will send you a list of items to pack and a list of items to avoid.
Since Monarch Shores is located in warm, sunny California, consider packing a bathing suit, swim accessories, and athletic shoes to spend time at a pool, beach, or park. You probably don’t need heavy winter clothes, but bring a jacket or sweater for chillier times.
Items to bring include:
- Driver’s license or passport
- Insurance card or a copy of the front and back of the insurance card
- Medications that you’re currently taking in their original prescription bottles (unless they’re narcotic medications)
- A list of your therapists, psychiatrists, and physicians that you’re seeing now or have seen in the past
- Comfortable clothing that’s appropriate in a co-ed environment (enough for 8-9 days, so you don’t have to wash clothes frequently), pajamas, shoes, and slippers
- Bathing suits
- Exercise and outdoor wear
- Journals, books, writing materials
Cell phones and laptops are permitted at Monarch Shores. So are mementos of loved ones, which can be tangible reminders of why people want to recover.
Read the lists carefully because the admissions coordinator will also tell you what NOT to pack. Some items aren’t allowed.
Monarch Shores does not allow narcotic drugs, for example. You must seal your personal care items, and they can’t contain alcohol in their first three ingredients.
It may seem daunting at first, but knowing which items to bring or avoid can make your stay much more comfortable. If you have any questions about packing (or anything else), feel free to call us.
How do clients travel to Monarch Shores?
It’s common to travel for rehab treatment. Working with your admissions coordinator and your loved ones can help you determine how to travel to Monarch Shores.
Contact us, and we can help you make arrangements to travel. For example, we can help you find affordable flights and help you with check-in processes. We can also pick you up from the airport or make other reasonable travel arrangements.
What is intake?
After we determine that you or your loved one could be a good fit for a treatment program, your admissions coordinator will begin the process of getting you to the Monarch Shores facilities.
Intake is a process that will check you into Monarch Shores and help you start treatment.
Upon arrival at the facilities, a behavioral health technician will help usher you through the intake process. The center’s medical staff and caseworkers will give you physical and psychological assessments.
Since the decision to seek addiction treatment is often difficult, starting as soon as possible can allow for a smoother transition to recovery.