Below you will find an overview of our admissions process.
Step 1: Contact Us
The Lotus Collaborative offers admission consultations to our recovery programs. The goal of this meeting is to provide personalized information about our programs and to discuss your recovery goals and options. Contact us to schedule a consultation by phone, email or book an appointment online. Consultations are available daily and we do our best to accommodate individual scheduling needs. Consultations are conducted over the phone, and we are available to answer any questions you may have or relieve fears about taking the initial steps.
We want those interested in treatment to know up front about insurance coverage and potential costs. Prior to admission, and as a courtesy to you, our admissions team will help you verify and secure insurance coverage for our recovery programs. Benefits depend on individual's insurance plan. *If you do not have health insurance, we offer clients private pay, sliding scale for those that qualify, and scholarship opportunities.
Step 3: Intake Assessment
Once our admission team has discussed your benefits with you, the next step is scheduling and completing your clinical intake assessment with a Licensed Behavioral Health specialist. At this hour-long meeting, we will discuss your current needs, summarize primary problems and diagnoses, recommend the appropriate level of care, explore relevant treatment options, strategize against barriers to treatment, and review what the next steps may be. Our meeting will provide you with a feel for our treatment philosophy and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the treatment and the recovery process.
Step 4: Medical Clearance and Collaboration of Care
After your assessment, we will often want to connect with any treatment providers you may be currently, or recently working with. This is an important step to help us determine the best treatment option for you. Once we have collaborated care with your treatment team, we will make our final clinical recommendation to present you with treatment options that best fit you and your needs. Together with our admissions team and Clinical Director, you can decide on your start date. *For our eating disorder treatment programming we require clients to obtain medical clearance prior to beginning treatment. Clearance can be provided by your current treating physician.
Step 5: Starting Treatment
On your first day, you will be greeted by a staff member and provided a new client orientation. During the orientation, we will review program guidelines, review our protection of your confidentiality, and answer any questions you might have as you start treatment. After finalizing paperwork, you will receive a personalized binder for use during recovery and provide a space for your belongings while you are in the program. You will also meet the rest of the TLC team, including your primary therapist, the executive director and dietitian. Of course, throughout the day, staff will answer your questions, get to know you a little better and help you begin your journey in recovery.