Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my insurance cover my stay at Stonington?

Stonington accepts private pay and most major insurances, including TRICARE®, formerly known as CHAMPUS. Our business office will assist families and professionals in working with their insurance companies to certify the client for treatment. Private pay rates can be discussed as requested. Please call 860-535-1010 or 800-832-1022 for answers to specific insurance-related questions.

What is the charge for an Assessment?

An initial assessment is provided at no charge. A specially-trained counselor will meet with you (and your family, if appropriate), to help determine the appropriate level of care necessary.

Do you accept Medicare?

Stonington is not a Medicare facility and cannot admit individuals with Medicare, regardless of whether Medicare is primary or secondary. Private pay rates can be discussed with individuals covered by Medicare.

Is smoking permitted?

Yes, smoking is permitted in designated outdoor smoking areas but not in any buildings.

What can I bring with me?

There is a list of accepted/prohibited personal items. Please review these lists on the individual admissions pages for civilians and military service members prior to admission.

What if I need housing after detox?

In order to improve long-term recovery rates for our PHP and IOP clients, Stonington created a service we call “OCH” — Off-Campus Housing. This service is not a treatment service, nor is it licensed level of care. You will receive meals, laundry facilities, and access to meetings in the house and community. The houses are for Stonington Institute Clients only.

Can I have visitors?

During your stay in Detox, visitors are not permitted. However, visitors are allowed in our PHP program after you have been in our program for 10 days. Specific visiting hours and days will be discussed with you during orientation.

What kind of treatment will I receive?

Stonington Institute operates on a therapeutic community model. This model emphasizes the need for each individual to take responsibility for their own behavior and to accept the positive and negative consequences of their choices. Our substance abuse programs are voluntary and we have an open, staff-secure campus. Depending on the program and level of care, you will have the following treatments available to you while in our program:

  • Group Therapy: Clients will be assigned to a therapy group based on the types of issues that brought the client to the program. Types of group therapy include cognitive behavior, interpersonal relationships, coping skills, assertiveness, anger management and psycho-education.
  • Case Management: Each client is assigned a Case Manager who will coordinate each patient’s case throughout that client’s hospitalization
  • Family Therapy: A structured family meeting will be arranged if the client and treatment team determine that a family meeting would have therapeutic benefit.
  • Therapeutic Art and Music Group: Art and music therapy utilizes various activities as a form of active treatment to promote the improvement of a client’s health and well-being, thus enhancing a client’s quality of life and productivity. Art therapy and music group interventions include self expression, stress management, problem solving, resource education, social skills, journalling and leisure/recreation skills.
  • Psycho-Education Group: Provides clients with valuable information and education regarding diagnosis, medication stabilization, wellness, and behavior management techniques.
  • Spiritual Care: Many clients turn to spiritual resources during illness and benefit from spiritual counseling. Our Chaplain is trained to encourage beneficial spiritual coping processes and help clients and families draw upon their spiritual and religious resources to more effectively manage difficult emotions.
  • Psychiatric Consultation: The psychiatrist will supervise each patient’s care and see the patient as needed. Referrals to the psychiatrist are made by the client’s primary clinician, who is assigned on the first day and who is primarily responsible for the client’s therapy. Most clients will receive a recommendation for outpatient individual counseling post-discharge and the client’s Case Manager will assist with selecting a suitable outpatient counselor.
  • Nurse Case Manager: Stonington’s PHP/IOP program is proud to partner with Interim Home Health in an effort to assure that issues that require nursing attention while a client is in an OCH can be addressed in a timely way.

How do I make a referral or arrange an admission?

The admission process begins by calling our admissions staff at 860-535-1010 or 800-832-1022 and completing a brief confidential telephone assessment. Staff is available to take your call 24/7. Based on this information a face-to face assessment is scheduled.