Michael's House

25 years of evidence-based treatment

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Making the Call

Here are some of the topics our Admissions Coordinator may discuss with you during the initial conversation:

  • Travel arrangements for you or your loved one to and from treatment
  • Your insurance policy and what benefits may help cover the cost of treatment. Michael's House accepts many private insurances and can also work with you on a payment plan.
  • Recommended programs, length of stay and accommodations.
  • Getting help from a sober escort or family mediator, especially if you are calling on behalf of a loved one.


We care about your unique situation and your needs. At Michael's House, our goal is to provide lifetime recovery solutions.

Initial Conversation

Here are some things that an admissions coordinator may discuss with you: How you or your loved one will travel to and from treatment, your insurance policy and what benefits may help cover the costs of treatment, recommended programs, length of stay and accommodations, and the help of a family mediator, especially if you are calling on behalf of a loved one.


We accept most major insurance plans, and we will work with your insurance company to verify what benefits will cover your treatment expenses. Our insurance verification team works very hard to get the best payment plan to fit your needs. We will be able to give you a primary assessment of your options and what is covered or what costs may need to be paid out-of-pocket. The verification process does not cost you anything and will simply give you an appropriate picture of how you can plan for treatment financially. Please call us to learn more.

Your Arrival

When you arrive at Michael’s House, an intake coordinator will sit down with you to assess your needs and create a plan for your treatment process. Here are a few things you may talk to your intake coordinator about:

  • Your family history and medical background
  • Your health and the drug of choice
  • Your personal concerns and goals

After the assessment, the intake coordinator will help you adjust to your new surroundings. You may go on a tour of the facility, meet your treatment team or simply relax in your room.


An intervention isn't just a meeting. It's the strategic commitment to a loved one's recovery process, and it's just as much about getting the family stabilized as the person suffering from the addiction. When you want to help someone you love who is not yet seeking treatment, you can trust us to connect you to professional interventionist whose expertise matches your situation. You are one phone call away from getting the help of a family mediator who can restore balance to your family and help your loved one recognize the need for healing and restoration.


If you would like to learn more about any part of our treatment program or how to get admitted to Michael’s House, please call our toll-free number.

An admissions coordinator is ready to answer your questions and help you find the solution you’re looking for. Whether you’re seeking treatment for yourself or a loved one, we can help. Call us today.

Treatment Planning

Treatment planning begins from your initial call and develops as the patient enters treatment. According to the needs of the individual, a clinical fit will be determined and follow-up assessments will be conducted to personalize that patient's plan.

When the patient enters treatment, he or she will partner with staff members to set goals and get acquainted with the recovery process. Your needs are unique, so your plan is unique. We will walk with you on this journey one step at a time.


Detox is the natural process that a person's body undergoes in the absence of an addictive substance. During this time, patients may feel withdrawal symptoms as their bodies adjust and regain chemical equilibrium.

Detox at Michael's House is supervised by consulting physicians who will help ease the process and monitor patients to address any medical concerns as they arise. Once patients are free of the harmful toxins left over from substance abuse, their bodies and minds can begin to heal.

Exclusion for Admission Criteria

  1. The individual exhibits suicidal or homicidal ideation with a plan and intent to carry out the plan, indicating a need for acute hospitalization
  2. Disruptive psychosis to the extent that the individual is unable to care for himself or is a threat to others
  3. When the patient is in need of urgent medical care due to detoxification or other medical issues
  4. Medical equipment needed to support the individual may be beyond the scope of a sub-acute facility
  5. The individual cannot safely navigate the environment of care for his own personal needs
  6. The individual does not voluntarily consent to admission or treatment