Can I See the Rehab Center and Take a Tour Before I’m Admitted?
Your ability to tour a rehab center often depends on the specific facility and what they allow, but most programs do provide future patients with the option to see the facility for themselves before being admitted. Let us help you find the best program available for your needs by calling 800-481-6320Who Answers? today.
Rehab Center Touring Options
“No single treatment is appropriate for everyone,” which is why finding the right rehab facility is an extremely important part of your overall recovery (National Institute on Drug Abuse). Once you have made your checklist for your rehab requirements and found a program that seems to fit as many of them as possible (link: how do I decide…), it is often a sensible idea to tour the facility. Not all facilities are required to provide tours, but most do, as it can help future patients decide more easily if one specific program is right for their needs.
You may only be allowed to see certain parts of the center depending on what the program offers during their tour. Some facilities also provide virtual tours, which you can watch from the comfort of your own home. However, if you have the option, it is usually best to visit the facility before you choose to attend treatment there, as this is the best way to ensure you will be comfortable in the specific center.
Why Should I Take a Tour?
There are many reasons why taking a tour of your facility can help you in the long run and possibly ensure a more successful recovery.
- According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an individual who chooses long-term inpatient care may stay at their facility from 6 to 12 months, and it is absolutely essential that you feel comfortable in the program if you are attending for a long time. Therefore, it is especially important to tour an inpatient rehab center before being admitted, but you may even want to do so with an outpatient program as well.
- Comfort is high on the list of necessities that a rehab program must provide and it increases steadily the longer you are likely to attend treatment there. If you are not comfortable at your facility, you will often be less likely to attend treatment for the necessary amount of time, which can make your recovery less stable.
- Visiting the facility beforehand can also help you choose between two programs. Sometimes, it will be an incommunicable difference between one facility and another that will help you make your choice.
- On your tour, you can also meet some of the healthcare providers who will be helping you during your rehab. These individuals should make you feel comfortable and be able to create a beneficial relationship that will make you want to stay in treatment.
For these reasons, many rehab centers do offer individuals the ability to take a tour of the facility as part of the program’s admission process.
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We can help you find programs that offer beneficial treatment for your needs so you can choose the best option for you. Call 800-481-6320Who Answers? now to find the safest, most reliable rehab centers available.