For Patients and Families
Sovereign Health strives to make the admissions process a smooth and easy process for both patients and their families. We’ve provided this basic breakdown of the process so that everyone involved can know what to expect.
1. Preadmission assessment
Sovereign staff conducts a preadmission assessment for each prospective patient. This assessment, conducted over the phone or in person by an admissions representative, provides our clinicians with a patient profile. This profile includes background information on physical and mental health issues. It also affords patients the opportunity to ask questions of Sovereign Health.
Pre-assessing patients is integral to recovery. Unlike many behavioral health treatment facilities, Sovereign Health drafts a treatment plan tailored to each patient’s needs. Pre-assessment provides the blueprint for this plan. The admissions representative can answer all questions regarding what to bring to treatment.
At the conclusion of pre-assessment, patients set an admit date for treatment; we encourage family to attend. Most patients experience anxiety (particularly if it is their first time in treatment), and having family nearby helps allay these fears. It also provides family with the opportunity to see what goes on at Sovereign Health.
Admission is the busiest component of treatment. This is where we complete paperwork, compile insurance information and review the rules, protocols and daily goings-on of treatment. We encourage family to ask questions about any of their concerns
Intake concludes admission. This is where we complete the patient’s treatment plan, answer all remaining questions and say goodbye (for now) to family. Depending on what hour the patient arrives, he or she may take lunch or participate in remaining groups. The patient will meet Sovereign Health staff and the other patients in recovery.