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Admissions process

Admissions process for UK Rehab

Admissions to Alcohol and Drug Rehab

The first step on the road to recovery is admitting your addiction and recognising your need for help.

The Executive Rehab Guide is here to answer all your questions, and to offer you the support you need to help you regain control of your life.

Call us now on 0808 1150 446.

With addiction, each case is different, so it is important to consider which options are best suited to you. Private rehab centres offer tailored treatment programs to help you begin your recovery.

A Typical Rehab Admissions Process

The admissions process will vary depending on which rehab clinic you choose, however here is an outline of the typical application process in the UK.

Step 1: Seek support

Our admissions team can help connect you to the right treatments and the right rehabs
Our admissions team can help connect you to the right treatments and the right rehabs.

Help is just a phone call away

If you, your friend, family member or coworker is struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, the first and often most difficult step is picking up the phone. 

Reasons to call your chosen rehab clinic:

  • The admissions team will be helpful and compassionate, treating your case with utmost sensitivity and confidentiality.
  • You can rest assured that they will answer any questions you may have about treatment programs, staff, facilities, fees and payment methods.
  • If you are planning to pay using insurance, it will be helpful to find out whether your plan covers you for residential addiction treatment.
  • It is important to be prepared to answer queries about your own situation and addiction.

Giving as much information as you can, will allow the admissions team to give you personal advice about the treatment options and therapies are available to you.

Step 2: Providing a referral letter

Following a telephone consultation, you will need to provide a letter of referral from your GP to confirm details of your addiction and your medical history.

Step 3: Case Assessment

Most residential rehab centres will perform a medical and psychological assessment before you are accepted onto the programme.

A team of highly-trained medical experts will carry out the assessment to tailor a program that works for your needs.

A pre-admission assessment is usually free and will help to determine whether you are suitable for treatment and there is no obligation to book treatment after your assessment.

Online admissions forms

Your assessment during the admissions process can take place over the phone or in person, at the clinic.

Filling in an online admissions form will allow the support team to assess your needs appropriately.

Don’t worry, your information will be treated as strictly confidential and will be stored securely. Providing as much information as you can, will help doctors consider the best addiction detox and therapy for your recovery.

Step 4: Booking treatment

Following your assessment, you are able to book treatment and arrange a start date for your rehab program. 

Travel arrangements can also be made too.

Before your arrival, you will receive a welcome pack, which will contain all the information you need about what to expect when you arrive. 

A private admission can often be arranged and completed within 24 hours.

Admissions process to private rehab
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International Admissions Process

Most private rehab clinics will accept patients from around the UK, Europe and ex-pats and foreign nationals from around the world.

How are international admissions funded?

Most patients from outside the UK will be admitted as private patients.

They will receive the same therapy and treatment options to best aid their recovery. 

Payment options for international patients are negotiable, with flexible payment options, and some insurance companies considered.

The Executive Rehab Guide is here to help:

If you, your friend, family member or coworker is struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, call us on 0808 1150 446 or fill in our online form here.

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