We’ve included a quick list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) we receive.
One of the FAQs we often hear is “How long should I plan to be at D’Amore?”
A phased process in best when treating mental illness and / or substance use disorders. While we take your personal commitments into account, we suggest that you plan for at least 45 days. However, after your first two or three weeks, it will be easier for you to make decisions about length of stay.
Do you accept Medi-Cal or Medicaid?
Not at this time.
I love to play the guitar and I find this soothing. May I bring it?
Yes! By all means, you may bring an acoustic guitar. However, as a general notice, we ask all patients to leave their valuables at home. If this is a sentimental guitar or of high value, please leave it at home.
Can I bring my dog with me?
We love dogs too! But, please make accommodations for your pets. To ensure the most comfortable stay for all patients, we have a no pets policy.
Will I need money?
There are a variety of outings and activities that D’Amore includes within the scope of program services. You will need to provide a credit card or debit card for prescription copay costs and unexpected needs. But, please do not bring more than $40 cash with you to D’Amore Healthcare. If you are a smoker, we encourage you to bring extra cigarettes to limit the amount of funds you spend while in our care.
Can I receive mail?
Yes. Once you arrive, you will be able to provide a mailing address to your loved one.
I have legal concerns. I need to get these matters settled before or during my care with D’Amore. Is that okay?
Yes! And we want to help.
Do you offer scholarships?
Yes. We provide care to individuals without resources wherever possible. Due to demand, your Admissions Counselor maintains an up to date record of assistance available.
Can I bring my car to D’Amore Healthcare?
Your safety is of the highest importance to us. We do not encourage you to drive to D’Amore. Rather, please arrange transportation to D’Amore on your date of admission. But, if its a concern, don’t hesitate to discuss it with your Admissions Counselor. We can help!
I’ve was hospitalized for suicidal thoughts 1 year ago and I’ve tried to stop drinking and using drugs on numerous occasions. Is there any hope for me?
Yes. A resounding yes. Since we understand that the journey to wholeness bears u-turns, fractures, unwelcome feelings and disappointment to the point of despair or returning to what became normal some time ago. Allow D’Amore to welcome you to a new normal, one informed and inspired by science, faith, community and perseverance.
Most of all, if you or a loved one has questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.