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What to Expect When Admitting Yourself to Rehab

It’s time

You’re feeling like it might be time to explore treatment options for a rehabilitation center and not sure what to expect? Well first off congratulate yourself for embarking on this incredibly important step towards recovery. It can be a very difficult decision in life, for you and your family. Although it may seem overwhelming at first, we’ve put together this article for you to know what to expect when admitting yourself to rehab. This will help you become better acquainted with the admissions process and prepare you for the transition into private addiction treatment. 

What’s best for you?

As you begin your search through different treatment options in your area, it’s important to narrow your choice by identifying only the centers that provide specialized support for the addiction(s) and the substance(s) you’re addicted to. Get to know the team and see who’s experience resonates with you. Additionally, find a location that provides the environment that best supports your personal needs. For example, if you’re a person who enjoys the outdoors, a location with outdoor activities and extensive grounds would be optimal for you.

The call

So you’ve found the center you like and now it’s time to give them a call. You will need to call their admissions department to learn more about their services and ask about what will be needed to access care at their center. Once the admissions staff has an understanding of your needs, they will be able to let you know if their treatment program is appropriate for you. If not, they will probably be able to refer you to other types of support. 

Next steps

After your initial contact with the treatment centre, you may have additional questions. For example, you may want to know:

  • How much the rehabilitation program will cost?
  • If the center will accept insurance?
  • More details about the specific treatment modalities that are used at the center. 

The way it works at Simcoe Addiction & Mental Health

Upon making the initial phone call we will set up an admission date. Our staff will support you right from the beginning, they will work with you until you arrive onsite. We understand that sometimes the idea of making such a life-changing commitment and not knowing what to expect when admitting yourself to rehab can be hard. This may lead to anxiety and fear. Let us make this process as easy as possible by supporting you and your loved ones.

Prior to admission, you will be required to complete a confidential pre-assessment and a dedicated team member will be available to support you through this process.

A short administration process will follow. Once intake documents are completed, a house tour will be provided, and you will be shown to your room.


To participate in Simcoe Addiction & Mental Health, you must be: 

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Capable of self-care
  • Physically and medically stable to take part in the treatment
  • Motivated to take part in your own recovery

Note: Complimentary laundry facility on site with detergent and fabric softener is provided. Bedding and towels are provided. 

If you’d like to see a list of items you should bring and should leave at home, click here. For all other questions or inquiries, you can send an email to or call us at 1-833-304-8181. We hope this article has been able to give you some valuable insight on how to take the next steps in your journey towards recovery.

If you are experiencing a medical or life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or your local emergency services immediately.