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Admission is the first step towards recovery

 

The First Step: FREE Consultation

Call or email us to set up your FREE consultation.
We'll guide you through beginning your Recovery Journey.

Congratulations! You are on your way to recovery! 

You will receive no judgment on your addiction or your finances.

We will help to find a solution that will work best for you.

During your first call we will set you up for a consultation with an admissions specialist. We will help determine your needs and if one of our programs could be a good fit for you.

The admissions process for treatment at Bear River Health is easy and convenient. We’ll start by speaking to you confidentially over the phone, in person, or via webcam to help us learn more about your specific needs to help you begin your recovery journey. We will ask confidential questions about your substance use in order to make a preliminary determination of the appropriate level of care.

 

Check out the programs offered through Bear River Health Continuum of Care. We can help you during any stage of your recovery journey -- and if we are not the right fit, we'll do our best to connect you with a service to meet your needs. If immediate help is needed, BRH offers withdrawal management services, which can be obtained quickly.

If outpatient services are determined to be the best fit, you will be referred directly to our Outreach Team for next steps. 

If Residential Services are needed (medically necessary), you will have both a clinical and a medical evaluation to determine if our level and style of care is best for you. Bear River Health might not be the best fit for everyone, there are situations where referrals to other services may be necessary, such as:

  • If the client has a mental health diagnosis that requires special services or care

  • If the client is actively suicidal; if there is a conflict of interest with a fellow resident or staff person

  • Limitations for previous clients

  • Temporary restrictions related to COVID risk factors

 

There are also medical qualifications that must be met in order to attend, which will be discussed with your admissions team. For example:

  • No acute (current) medical conditions requiring specialized care 

  • Ability to perform daily living tasks (we do have handicapped accessible rooms)

We ask clients to contemplate what recovery might look like for them, and ask everyone to make a commitment to recovery before attending BRH.

Before embarking on this journey, we ask that every client consider their own situation. We ask you to commit to the following before coming to BRH:

  • To recover from addiction.

  • To take time from family, jobs, and responsibilities to focus on the program and process of recovery.

Step 2: INSURANCE VERIFICATION

OR OTHER FINANCIAL QUALIFICATIONS

Following the assessments and determination of level of care, we will work with you to financially qualify you for services. We accept Medicaid, commercial insurance, and private pay.

Once the medical, clinical, and financial aspects of care have been assessed and it looks like Bear River Health will be able to help you combat addiction, you will be put on our waitlist and scheduled for admission. The waitlist is scheduled by priority and availability of beds.

Step 3: PREPARING FOR YOUR JOURNEY AT

BEAR RIVER RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS

Additional information and resources to help you prepare for your journey with Bear River Health.

“I don’t need easy,

I just need possible.”

- Bethany Hamilton

 

What to bring for

residential treatment

Only 1 suitcase & 1 backpack/purse.

Don't forget stamps to mail letters to friends and family.

No sheets, blankets, towels, etc.

Click below to view/download a complete list. 

Travel to (and from) our program

You can be dropped off, or can drive yourself. If all other options have been exhausted, contact us about transportation help. All admissions occur at the Walloon Lake campus.

Resources for New & Current Clients and their families

No visitors are allowed at this time.

Mailing address, additional information, outlines of some of our important policies. 

What to expect when you get here

Outline of the admissions process and your first day. 

More information about our campuses including photo galleries.

 

Frequently Asked Questions: Coming Soon


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Administrative Offices &

Mailing Address for All Mail:

2329 Center St.

Boyne Falls, MI 49713

Bear River Health at Walloon Lake

Admissions and Intake

2594 Springvale Rd.

Boyne Falls, MI 49713

Please note that visitors to any of our locations must have an appointment. 

Outreach Offices for Outpatient Services

outreach@bearriverhealth.com

Gaylord, Harbor Springs, Cheboygan