Transformations Care

Admissions for Addiction Treatment

Admissions at Transformations Care

At Transformations Care, our simple and earnest patient-focused approach extends to everything we do. That includes our admissions process. We keep it simple and focused so you or your loved one can get here and get help without hassle or delay. We also know that looking for addiction treatment and planning an admission to rehab can be stressful. Transformations Care does everything we can to smooth that path to recovery.


Here’s a break down of our 4-step process for admission to our program:

1 – Call

The first step in an admission begins with you. Connect with us. Call or chat and let us know what you or the person you love needs help with and why We’ll explain what we do here and how we can make a difference for you with addiction treatment services we offer.

If you want to use health insurance for addiction treatment, you can provide us with the info off your card on the very first call and we will get to work checking your plan right away. As soon as we know the details, we will explain what your insurance plan can do for you here in plain language. We will also let you know about any deductibles or up-front costs your plan may incur.

2 – Clinical Intake

Once we know who’s looking for addiction treatment and why, we find out for them what insurance will cover or work out a self-pay arrangement. The next step is to communicate the needs of the person going to treatment in more detail. This is simple. We just conduct a clinical screening interview over the phone. This call must be directly with the person who is seeking addiction treatment themselves so we can get their personal experience.

During the phone interview we just want you to give it to us straight. Don’t hold anything back or leave anything out. The founders of our program are in recovery and so is almost everyone who works here, so believe us, you won’t shock or disappoint us with anything you say. This is a no judgement zone.

We just want to help, so the more relevant info you can give us, the better. We are a dual-diagnosis addiction treatment program. That means we treat co-occurring disorders like depression, anxiety, OCD, BPD and so on. So, tell us about any diagnosis you’ve had from a mental health professional along with your substance use history. We’ll also want to hear about previous treatment experiences and any relevant medical history.

3 – Approval

After the intake interview is completed and the insurance part is done, what’s left is for our medical director to review and approve you for addiction treatment at Transformations Care. That doesn’t usually take long as long as you have issues we can help you with and there aren’t any unusual needs or medical problems that require more acute care than we can provide you with here.

Once you know you’re approved for admission, we just decide when you’re coming and coordinate travel plans. Be sure to check with us about what to pack and bring. We can pick you up from a local address or at any airport, train station or bus station in the Los Angeles area. Note, if you aren’t admitting for addiction treatment with 24-hours of your phone screening, we may need to update your phone interview prior to your admission (to update date of last use, etc.)

4 – Admission

Finally, you’re on your way to addiction treatment with us at Transformations Care! Once you’re here, we get to start working together. Working together is what our addiction treatment model is all about. We will get you checked into detox if you’re beginning with detox here. At our detox, you’ll see a nurse who will take your vitals and get some general health information. We will begin our detox protocol with you and have you comfortable ASAP. 

Over the days and weeks again, we will get to know you a lot better and you will get to know yourself better. Together, we will work on building out your recovery plan, unravelling triggers and trauma and destructive behaviors. By the end of our time together, you will have a much clearer picture of how people, places and things helped keep you sick. We will teach you can do to avoid those pitfalls in the future and continue to grow stronger in your recovery.

Addiction Treatment that Transforms

Truth and courage are the beating heart of the addiction treatment we deliver at Transformations Care. Honesty and bravery are core values which get people through the toughest times and we think they are integral to good recovery. We strive to practice these traits in everything we do so that our patients can benefit from our example. We’re driven to provide the best addiction treatment we can for people who want recovery and need a better way to live.

We know you have a choice when it comes to addiction treatment. We’re honored and humbled by your consideration. Our mission is simple, but not easy. We work to transform lives one day at a time. Transformations Care is an alcohol and drug rehab with a soul.  Not a cog in a machine. Whether you are new to addiction treatment or you have been around the block before and you’re tired of the revolving door corporate drug rehabs, we have the authentic experience you’ve been looking for.

What to Bring/Not Bring to Treatment

Packing a bag for addiction treatment is easier than you probably think it is. You can us a call when you’re about to pack to go over some stuff of course, and we recommend that. In the meantime, though, here’s some tips to get you started.


  • Health insurance card and one form of government issued photo ID.
  • A phone and/or list of important contact phone numbers for family etc.
  • Any non-narcotic prescription meds you take in the original bottles.
  • 7-10 days’ worth of comfortable, casual clothes (T-shirts, shorts, sweats, hoodies)
  • Comfortable sneakers/walking shoes
  • Extra socks and underwear (seriously, when is this ever not a good idea, right?)
  • A beach towel.
  • Light reading material if you want.


  • Revealing clothing, booty shorts, thong underwear or bathing suits, crop tops etc.
  • Clothes that promote drugs or alcohol, like beer T-shirts etc.
  • Valuable or irreplaceable jewelry or watches etc. (Keep it SIMPLE, it’s not a fashion show)
  • Cologne, perfume or mouthwash containing alcohol.
  • Tons of makeup, hair dryers, curling irons, fake nails etc (Keep it simple, remember?)
  • Drugs or alcohol (this should be obvious, but, you know)
  • Prescribed medications that are controlled substances.
  • Prescribed medications that are NOT in the original bottle.
  • Vitamins, supplements, pre-workout stuff, weird herbal stuff that may interact with meds
  • Weapons.
  • Pets.

Anything you don’t see (or do see) on that list that you have questions about, just give us a call and we’ll clear it up for you. There are good reasons for any rules we have so we’ll be happy to explain if there’s anything you don’t understand.

Our Programs

Transformations Care is a complete substance abuse treatment program. We don’t farm anything out or phone anything in. We do everything right here, from medical detox to residential inpatient treatment to IOP and outpatient. Our program is honest, holistic, evidence-based and comprehensive. We’ve got everything you need to get sober and build a solid recovery foundation for life.

Transformation Care Addiction Treatment Program features:

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Recommended Levels of Care:

  • Full medical detox from opioids, benzos, alcohol and more.
  • Residential inpatient substance abuse treatment.
  • Intensive Outpatient treatment for addiction.
  • Outpatient addiction treatment and aftercare.

Using Health Insurance for Addiction Treatment

The process to check your insurance at Transformations Care is simple and usually takes less than an hour. An insurance benefits check does not lock you in to treatment at Transformations Care. It just gives us permission to check what your insurance covers so we lay it all out for you in plain English. That way you can make an smart choice for yourself or the person you love.  

All we need for insurance verification is:

  • A health/medical insurance card
  • Your (or the patients) full legal name, date of birth and social security number (or last 4 digits)
  • A phone number to call you back at once we have some answers.

Addiction Treatment with Transformations Care

The Transformations Care substance addiction treatment program has everything you need to get sober in one program. We will help you build the life in recovery you want. All you need to bring to the table are the willingness to change and an open mind. You deserve recovery. Let’s do this!

It’s Time to Call

Transformations Care is ready to help. You just need enough willingness to pick up the phone. We can help you or the one you love to start or resume a life in recovery. We have been down this road ourselves and we have the scars to prove it. Rest assured, we get it. Our mission is to help you heal and give you the tools you need to get healthy again. We want to help build the durable recovery you need to stay sober for the long haul. We’ve got your back and we won’t let you down. All you need to do is make the call and all that can be yours.