Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Burkwood Treatment Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Burkwood Treatment Center.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Admissions Process

Burkwood Admissions

We help you through the admissions process

No matter how long a person has struggled with addiction, or how much harm he or she has experienced as a result of this problem, the decision to finally get help is rarely an easy choice.

At Burkwood Treatment Center, we respect the strength and courage of each person who makes the life-affirming decision to enter our program, and we are dedicated to ensuring that each man and woman who heals with us has a positive and productive experience while in our care.

This dedication to superior service starts with our admissions process. We have streamlined this process in order to make it as effective and efficient as possible and to ensure that those who need our services can begin to receive care with minimal delay.

Admissions Criteria

Admissions criteria for Burkwood Treatment Center

The first step in being admitted to Burkwood Treatment Center is confirming that an individual is appropriate for our program. While all admissions decisions are made on an individual basis, prospective participants must meet the following general criteria:

  • Adult men or women, ages 18 or above
  • Have a primary substance use disorder
  • Be medically stable
  • Voluntarily agree to enter treatment

Unfortunately, we are unable to admit individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Pose a high risk of harm to themselves or to others
  • Experiencing hallucinations, delusions, or other symptoms of a psychotic disorder
Starting the Process

Starting the process at Burkwood

Anyone who meets the criteria described in the previous section can begin the admissions process with a simple phone call. This initial call with a friendly and knowledgeable member of our admissions team will accomplish the following:

  • Complete a brief phone interview to determine if Burkwood is the optimal placement according to the individual’s needs
  • Arrange for all necessary records to be forwarded to our center
  • Confirm insurance coverage and/or other financial matters

If at any point in the process it is determined that Burkwood is not the most appropriate placement for a potential participant, we are happy to provide referrals to other centers that may be a better fit.

Beginning Treatment

Beginning treatment at Burkwood

Once a prospective participant has completed the initial intake phone call and all financial issues have been addressed, the admissions and clinical teams will meet to make a final decision about admission. When the prospective participant has been approved, an admissions team member will contact the individual to schedule his or her admission date.

During a person’s first few days at Burkwood, he or she will complete any remaining paperwork, meet with members of our nursing and medical teams to determine all relevant needs, and be oriented to the processes and procedures of our treatment program.

Learn More Today

If you or someone you care about can benefit from the world-class care that we provide at Burkwood Treatment Center, do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.

We look forward to answering any questions that you may have about our admissions process or any other aspect of our programming, and we are happy to provide you with the information that you need to make the best decisions for yourself or on behalf of your loved one.

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