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Q. What is Sovereign Health?
A. Sovereign Health is a leading provider of mental health help and substance abuse treatment, using evidence-backed treatment modalities to help our patients move past addiction and mental issues into a healthier life. See our About Us page for more information.

Q. Where are you located?
A. Our headquarters and flagship treatment center are located in the California resort town of San Clemente. We have additional facilities across Southern California, in Culver City, Palm Desert and Rancho San Diego, as well as in Arizona, Utah, Texas and Florida. For more information, see our Facilities page.

Q. What kind of patients does Sovereign Health take?
A. Sovereign has treatment programs for teens and adults of both sexes. We also recognize not every patient responds best to the same treatment. Many of our facilities are intended for a specific type of patient. Here’s a breakdown of who gets admitted to each facility:

  • Adults aged 18 and older are welcome in our Culver City, Palm Desert and San Clemente locations in California; our Fort Myers and Pompano Beach drug rehab centers in Florida; and our El Paso facility in Texas, which offers bilingual staff.
  • Women aged 18 and older can receive specialized treatment at our Chandler, Arizona office, specializing in trauma.
  • Men aged 40 and older can participate in Palm Desert’s Personal Recovery Integrating Men’s Experience (PRIME) program.
  • Adolescents aged between 12 and 17, including transgender adolescents, can receive residential mental health treatment at Rancho San Diego,
  • Boys aged between 12 and 17 can attend White River Academy, a therapeutic boarding school in Delta, Utah.

For more information, see our Patients Treated page.

Q.  What kind of services does Sovereign Heath offer?
A.  Sovereign Health provides a variety of structured, effective treatment methods for mental disorders and addiction. The services offered by Sovereign vary slightly by facility, but can include:

  • Detoxification: Detoxification is the body’s process of eliminating harmful and toxic substances. Various Sovereign facilities offer medically assisted detox treatment and nutritionally assisted detox (NAD) to minimize the discomfort and physical effects of the withdrawal process.
  • Drug addiction: Sovereign recognizes addiction for the chronic disease it is. Our drug addiction programs help heal our patients physically and mentally.
  • Dual diagnosis: We treat patients with two or more co-occurring conditions. The term includes people with mental illness and addiction, as well as those with multiple mental issues or addictive behaviors.
  • Mental health: Most Sovereign facilities also offer a separate mental health track for patients who only need treatment from a mental disorder.
  • Alumni services: Recovery is a lifetime process. Sovereign Health helps its program graduates after they leave our care, offering chapter meetings, vocational assistance and other skill-building tools useful for a person starting over.
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For more information, see our Treatment Programs page.

Q.  What levels of care do Sovereign Health’s patients receive?
A.  We provide a variety of levels of care to our patients as they progress through treatment. The available levels of care vary by facility, but can include:

  • Detoxification (DTX): Sovereign offers medically assisted detox in some facilities to minimize withdrawal symptoms and dangers. Our nutritionally assisted detox (NAD) program offered at our flagship location in San Clemente uses a combination of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to make the patient’s journey through withdrawal as easy as possible.
  • Residential treatment (RT): Sovereign maintains a collection of comfortable, pleasant recovery houses based near our treatment centers. Patients can recover in these houses free of distractions and temptations.
  • Partial hospitalization (PHP): Patients at this level of care attend structured, intensive programming during the day and return home – or to a sober living facility – at night.
  • Intensive outpatient (IOP): Less intensive than PHP care, patients at this level make use of treatment services for only part of the week. Sovereign also offers a four to eight week evening IOP program for adults seeking substance abuse treatment. Patients in the evening IOP program receive nine hours of treatment each week, including addiction education and relapse prevention. They also receive complete case management services specifically tailored to their needs. Additionally, a physician is on hand to provide medical and clinical advice. Many IOP patients attend 12-step programs as well.

For more information, see our Levels of Care page.

Q. How long does rehabilitation typically take?
A.  That’s a question with a complex answer. It depends on the patient, their history and the type of problems they may have. Most treatment stays last 30 days. However, studies show the longer the stay in treatment, the greater the benefits are.

Q. What is the admissions process like?
A.  Before admission, Sovereign’s patients undergo a short interview so we can learn about their backgrounds, symptoms and problems. Information from this interview is used to craft an individualized treatment program for the patient’s specific needs. After the interview, the patient receives a start date for their treatment.

Before treatment begins, the patients receive a medical and psychological assessment, which also helps us determine the most effective course of treatment. Finally, they’re briefed by one of our compassionate intake coordinators, who inform the patient about our rules, policies and procedures.

For more information, see our Admissions Process page.

Q. Do you take insurance?
A. Insurance can create added stress for a patient already undergoing the stresses of treatment. Sovereign Health accepts most private insurance plans for our treatment programs. Additionally, our expert admissions staff will gladly help you determine how much coverage your particular health care plan provides – as well as any other financial options you may need.

For more information, see our Insurance page or call our 24/7 helpline.