FAQs

  • Why is the physician's waiver required?

    We want our new residents to be safe. The involvement of a Primary Care Physician (PCP) is a vital piece of the “getting well” process. Being pre-approved by a PCP provides our program with a qualified opinion that the resident is capable of physical and mental participation. If you do not have a PCP we would love to work with you.

  • Do Farnum programs provide medical services?

    All clients who are in need of medical detoxification from alcohol and other drugs will be admitted to the medical detoxification unit in Manchester and will then be transported to the program that is best suited to them either in Franklin or Manchester. Our staff works closely with the Medical Detox unit to facilitate treatment of any medication assisted therapy. The residential programs at Farnum and Farnum north are non-medical programs.

  • Can residents participate if they are on medications?

    Yes. Individuals in need of medications to treat medical and mental health issues are encouraged to discuss their medications with our admission team. Medications are allowed with a medical order and clients have access to them with staff supervision. We ask that program participants bring a minimum 30-day supply of approved medications with refills available for the entire length of stay. Over-the-counter medications are allowed only if your physician has approved of them on the waiver form. These are state regulations we must follow.

  • What type of medical testing do residents need to qualify for the program?

    While no testing is required, other than the Physicians Waiver, we suggest checking with your PCP for any specific medical needs. Many times, physicians will order blood work to assess the level of intoxication, liver enzymes, and CBC. Some physicians look to screen for communicable diseases. If you have any specific questions, contact your PCP. We do have physicians at Farnum who can tend to the medical needs of clients if they occur. It is important to have your Physicians Waiver as close to admission as possible. Visit our forms page under the resource tab to download this waiver.

  • Are residents able to see their Primary Care Physicians during their stay?

    If a medical need arises, or there is an appointment already scheduled, we will do our best to accommodate it. PCPs and their teams are encouraged to coordinate care with Farnum, we will do our best to accommodate them.

  • What follow up medical care is required?

    Farnum programs view the PCP as a vital partner in the ongoing success of our clients. Prior to discharge from a program, efforts will be made to secure an appointment with your PCP. We recommended that the client sees their PCP at a minimum of six-month intervals for the next two years to review progress toward a healthy lifestyle.

  • What is the cost of treatment options?

    Our experienced staff will process the necessary paperwork directly with your insurance company to determine your out-of-pocket expenses; based on the co-pay, deductible, and the amount that your insurance company will authorize for treatment. The cost to you, if any, will not exceed our private pay rate, depending on your insurance and the program you enroll in to best meet your treatment needs. Payment plans and financial assistance are available to those who qualify.

  • How do I start treatment at Farnum?

    Our admissions process begins with our Open Access Assessment. To learn more about Open Access and where they are located visit our Open Access Assesment page under the services tab,

  • What should I bring?

    If you have any questions, please call us at 1-888-840-4243.

    Must have at time of admission

    • Photo ID or other proof of NH residency. (If financial assistance is being offered)
    • Insurance card if applicable.
    • Your current medications with medication orders to get you through 30 days.
    • Be ready to give a sample for urine analysis.

    Things to bring

    • Please pack a long weekend’s worth of clothes & bath towles. We have washer and dryers. Please pack all of your belongings in duffel bags or plastic bags. We do not allow suitcases. Please leave your purses at home. We provide bedding and towels and you have access to laundry facilities. 
    • 1 small bag of toiletries. Bring your own shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hair brushes, shaving items and feminine products if needed. Be aware that we do not allow any items with alcohol in the top 3 ingredients. Check your labels.
    • Bathing suit for outdoor pool (weather permitted).
    • Ladies, please limit makeup products to a handful. Extras will be sent home.
    • Money for candy/soda machine, stamps, and books. It is recommended not to bring more than $40.
    • Cigarettes, enough for your 30-day supply of commercial or generic brand cigarettes stored in sealed, unopened packs. We do not have a cigarette machine.
    • Reading materials should be recovery based or spiritual in nature. Any other reading material needs to be approved by your primary counselor. We have reading materials. You are allowed to bring one book while you are here at Farnum Center. It must be an appropriately based book.

    Things not to bring

    • Inappropriate clothing: clothes with alcohol, drug, sexual, or violent in nature are not allowed. Clothing that is too revealing is not allowed.
    • No body sprays, perfumes, cologne, or after shaves.
    • No aerosol sprays including hair spray.
    • No food, candy, gum or drinks from outside.
    • No chewing tobacco, cigars, vapes, pipes or rolling tobacco.
    • No video tapes or DVDs.
    • No iPods, iPads, smart watches, CD players or video games of any kind.
    • No cell phones.
    • Musical instruments need to be approved by staff prior to entrance.
    • No flower arrangements may be brought in and deliveries will not be accepted.
    • No cars can be left on premises. Please arrange for appropriate transportation.

    *Please always bring a photo ID.

    *If you have insurance, please bring your insurance card with you.

    *Please come prepared with proper payment. No personal checks will be accepted.

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