2. How long do I have to stay in residential treatment?
The length of stay is different for each person and based on several things. These include patient needs and the treatment plan that is created by the patient and primary counselor. Arapahoe House residential treatment programs can be two weeks or more than three months.
3. How much does it cost?
Arapahoe House accepts health insurance and Medicaid. Please note that Medicaid does not cover residential treatment. However, women who are pregnant or one year postpartum may be eligible for residential services at no cost. Click here for a complete list of health insurance groups we work with. We have financial assistance and payment plans if you are eligible. At your first appointment, staff will talk with you about treatment costs.
4. How long will I have to wait to get into a program?
Admission to residential treatment is based on the space of each program. There are some patients who are given priority for admission. These include pregnant women, IV (intravenous) drug users, and people who have an “involuntary commitment” status. When you call about services, Arapahoe House staff will talk with you about your situation. We will work with you to get the services you need as quickly as possible. If you have to wait for treatment, you can enroll in other services we offer until you are able to start.
5. Can I smoke while I am in residential treatment?
No, you cannot smoke while you are in residential treatment. All of our facilities are tobacco-free. We understand that this may be difficult and staff is here to support you in this process. Before coming to residential treatment, we suggest you get some sort of nicotine replacement therapy to help you. Some examples of nicotine replacement therapy are the patch and gum. In treatment, staff can connect you with the resources to help if you choose to stop using tobacco. Arapahoe House approves and supports the use of nicotine replacement therapy products. We do not approve or support e-cigarettes and tobacco-like products.
6. What am I allowed to bring? Are there things I am not allowed to bring?
Personal items (journals, sketch pads, books)
Hygiene products (should not have alcohol as one of the first three ingredients)
Money Credit, debit cards or cash for medications and quarters for laundry ($2.75 per load).
Some over the counter medications
Drugs or drug accessories
Loose medications not in original packaging
Electronic and musical devices (iPods and cell phones)
7. What kind of contact will I be allowed to have with my family?
Each program has different rules about phone calls, visitors and outings. You usually will be given the chance to interact with your loved ones. When you meet with staff about coming to a program, they will talk with you about the rules for that program.
8. Can I have my medications in treatment?
You can bring prescribed medicines that are in the original container. These will be kept in a locked area and staff will monitor use of them. Some over-the-counter medicines will be allowed. Before admitting to a program, staff will talk with you about what you may bring.
9. Can I bring my children?
We have residential programs that are just for women and their children. If you are not in one of these programs, staff will help connect you with your children while in treatment. Your children may be able to join in family activities or therapy. Staff will talk with you about your program’s rules for family visits and activities.
10. What if I have special needs?
At Arapahoe House, we do our best to accommodate the individual needs of each patient. In most cases, if you receive treatment at Arapahoe House, you must be able to physically care for yourself. For questions about special needs accommodations, please contact patient access: 303.657.3700.
11. What if I have a service animal?
Trained and certified service animals are welcome in all Arapahoe House programs. No other animals are allowed. For other questions, please contact our patient access: 303.657.3700.