Frequently Asked Questions
Orange County Mental Health Services
D’AMORE HEALTHCARE’S QUICK LIST OF FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ONE OF THE QUESTIONS WE OFTEN HERE IS “HOW LONG SHOULD I PLAN TO BE AT D'AMORE HEALTHCARE?”
A phased process is 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?
D’Amore Healthcare does not accept Medi-Cal or Medicaid at this time.
I LOVE TO PLAY THE GUITAR AND FIND IT 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 ones.
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. During your stay at D’Amore Healthcare, all patient’s have access to our legal services team.
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 it’s a concern, don’t hesitate to discuss it with your Admissions Counselor. We can help!
I WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR SUICIDE THOUGHTS A 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.