Programs & Fees
All Fees subject to GST. Most fees can be claimed with Revenue Canada - see your accountant for advice on your particular situation.
1) Minimum stay in the Alumni Program is 14 days. Clients in the Alumni Program must have previously attended our program.
2) Sober Living available only to clients who have completed the Addiction or Trauma programs.
3) Couples Program participants must first complete the Family Program. Both events are run on consecutive days.
What the Government Wants You To Know Before Purchasing Private Drug Rehab:
Fees and Refunds
The following information is adapted from the Residential Treatment for Teens page of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's * (FTC) Consumer Information website. The following question is equally appropriate to ask a Canadian private treatment provider for adults:
What are the costs? What do they cover? What is your refund policy if the program doesn't work out?
FTC: "Private residential treatment programs often charge hundreds of dollars per day. While health insurance sometimes may pay a limited amount, for the most part, the client's family is responsible for paying the fees and bills."
A refundable deposit of $1000 is required to hold a bed in the event that there is a wait list and will be applied towards the cost of treatment upon admission.
The Detox Only Program includes travel assistance (see below for details), medical detoxification, routine nursing consultations, the Family & Couples Program, routine nursing consultations and psycho-education group.
The Addiction Program includes all goods and services provided in the Detox Only Program as well as psychiatric assessment, counselling (group and individual), Online Support Program, wellness therapies (massage therapy, ozone therapy), arts and craft materials, and assigned reading materials.
The Alumni Program includes all goods and services provided in the Addiction Program but does not include travel assistance in Vancouver or Comox nor does it include medical detoxification (available for an additional $200 per night). Alumni Program participants must first complete the Addiction or Trauma Program.
The Trauma Program includes all goods and services provided in the Addiction Program and the Detox Only Program as well as enhanced psychiatric services, trauma counselling and complementary trauma therapies (EMDR, neurofeedback, hypnotherapy and active meditation, therapeutic exercise and therapeutic recreation).
All programs include pick up/return to the Powell River airport or ferry terminal upon arrival/discharge, accommodation, meals, scheduled recreational activities, use of the business centre, use of the indoor pool and fitness centre, free laundry soap and use of laundry facilities.
Programs do not include travel expenses to and from a client's place of residence to the Powell River airport or ferry terminal, dental work, prescription drugs, or personal items such as toothpaste, shaving cream, deodorant, etc.
(not included in the Alumni Program fee) To facilitate Addiction Program, Trauma Program or Detox Only Program clients arriving at Vancouver International Airport or Comox Valley Airport, Sunshine Coast Health Center offers free travel assistance. Clients need not worry about luggage and shuttling between terminals: a staff member will be there to ensure their trip is hassle-free.
Please note that the above schedule does not include one-on-one, or individual, sessions since they are not scheduled in the same way as group activities. Instead, individual activities are scheduled throughout the day and evening and may coincide with group activities.
Please note that each client receives a minimum of one of the following individual sessions:
Psychiatric Assessment - clients meet with the psychiatrist one week from their admission. For more information visit the Medical & Psychiatric Services page.
Medical Assessment - clients meet with a physician within 24 hours of their admission. For more information visit the Medical & Psychiatric Services page.
Psychotherapy Sessions - clients meet with their assigned counsellor on an ongoing basis during their treatment stay. Clients may also meet with the Program Director if deemed necessary by the assigned counsellor. For more information visit the Drug Rehab Program page or Alcohol Treatment Program page.
Post-Treatment Planning - clients meet with a Client Care Manager to develop a plan they will follow after they complete treatment and return to their home community. For more information visit the Alumni & Relapse Program page.
Dietetic Assessment - clients meet with the Dietician to review their diet and nutrition habits as well as planning for improved nutrition intake as part of an overall physical well-being plan. For more information visit the Fitness & Diet page.
Fitness Assessment - clients meet with the Kinesiologist or Fitness Consultant to review their fitness and recreation habits as well as planning for improved fitness as part of an overall physical well-being plan. For more information visit the Fitness & Diet page.
Trauma Therapies - clients in the Trauma Program meet with a Psychotherapist and receive hypnotherapy, neurofeedback, EMDR and therapeutic exercise throughout the program. For more information visit the Trauma Program page.
Nursing Support - throughout a client's stay nurses are available for one-on-one support and, when required, the dispensing of medication. For more information visit the Medical & Psychiatric Services page.
Detox Therapies - clients receive various therapies such as ozone therapy and massage therapy while residing in the medical unit or throughout their treatment stay. For more information visit the Detox Services (Alcohol & Drug) page.
Recreational activities is a combination of scheduled group activities, optional group activities, as well as scheduled and optional individual activities (see Individual Activities section below). Recreational activities below are subject to change depending on the season, enrollment, and staff availability.
Church on Sundays - optional. Clients who wish to attend church on Sundays are shuttled to town. Sign-up required.
Drumming - Clients participate in a drumming session led by a member of the local Sliammon First Nations group.
Floor Hockey - Clients are shuttled to a nearby elementary school gymnasium to play floor hockey. Equipment provided.
Hikes - Clients are led by a staff member to hike the many coastal and alpine trails available within a 30 minute drive from our facility.
Sweat Ceremonies - Clients are shuttled to Sliammon to participate in a sweat ceremony led by a member of the Sliammon First Nations community.
Swimming - Weather permitting, clients are shuttled to one of several local beaches. Staff supervision provided.
Water Volleyball - Clients can participate in water volleyball that takes place in our indoor lap pool.
Sunshine Coast Health Center accepts cheque or money order issued by a Canadian bank, wire transfer, Visa, Mastercard and American Express. For further info, please feel free to contact Admissions toll free 1.866.487.9010.
Clients wishing to extend their stay from one program duration to another may do so without penalty. For example, a client who has originally enrolled in the 30-day Addiction Program may extend to the 42-day Addiction Program by paying the difference in cost. No penalty will be assessed for clients choosing to start their treatment in a program of shorter duration.
Similarly, clients wishing to change programs may do so without penalty. For example, a client who has originally enrolled in the Detox Only Program may change to the 30-day Addiction Program by paying the difference in cost. Again, no penalty will be assessed for clients choosing to start their treatment in the Detox Only Program.
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Sunshine Coast Health Center is a provincially-approved drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility licensed by VCH
Sunshine Coast Health Center is an accredited health care provider with Accreditation Canada
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