Frequently Asked Questions


Below is a list of frequently asked questions we hear at Farnum, and their answers. If you have another question or would like to request more information about Farnum, please use our online form. Thanks for your interest!

Do Farnum programs provide medical services?

Farnum Center offers a medical detoxification unit in Manchester, NH. Our staff works closely with your provider, including establishing one with you, if you are considering medication assisted therapy.

The residential programs are non-medical, however we have medical staff available for your needs.

Can residents participate if they are on medications?

Yes. Medications are allowed with a medical order and clients have access to them with staff supervision. We encourage everyone to discuss their medication needs with our staff prior to admission. If you are entering the detox or residential program, it’s important that you bring your medications with you.

Per state regulation, over-the-counter medications are allowed only if a provider has approved of them on the waiver form.

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?

Our team understands your providers can be a vital partner. We recommended connecting with your medical provider after treatment. Need a PCP? Our team can help locate a provider in your area.

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. Payment plans and financial assistance are available to those who qualify.

If you wish to not use your insurance, talk to our admissions team today about your private payment options.

How do I start treatment at Farnum?

The first step is to contact us. We want to provide the best care as quickly as possible, reach out now.

If you have any questions, please call us at 603.622.3020 | 1.888.840.4243 or email us.

What should I bring?


  • Photo ID or other proof of NH residency (if applying for financial assistance).
  • Insurance card if applicable.
  • Your current medications with physician orders to get you through 30 days.
  • Be ready to give a sample for a urine drug screen.


  • Please pack a long weekend’s worth of clothes. 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 towels and bedding and you have access to laundry facilities.
  • One small bag of toiletries, separated into its own plastic bag. If you don’t have any, we provide toiletries necessary for maintaining personal grooming and hygiene such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, etc. Be aware that we do not allow any items with alcohol in the top 3 ingredients. So please check your labels.
  • Bathing suit for the outdoor pool (weather permitting).
  • Ladies, please limit non-charcoal-based 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: You may bring up to 4 books of your choice to be approved by your primary counselor as appropriate in a recovery-based treatment setting. We provide reading materials at all locations.
  • Musical instruments need to be approved by staff before admission.
  • Art supplies should be limited to a handful of pens, markers, and paper.

What NOT to Bring

  • Bedding/towels.
  • Inappropriate clothing: Clothes that feature alcohol, drug, sexual, or violent content, or that are too revealing.
  • Weapons of any kind or contraband.
  • Body sprays, perfumes, cologne, aftershaves, hair dye.
  • Aerosol sprays, including hair spray.
  • Food, candy, gum, or drinks from outside.
  • Chewing tobacco, cigars, vapes, pipes, or rolling tobacco.
  • Videotapes or DVDs.
  • iPods, iPads, smart watches, CD players, or video games.
  • Cell phones.
  • Flower deliveries will not be accepted.
  • Cars cannot be left on the premises. Please arrange for appropriate transportation.

Speak to Our Admissions Team

Call us today at either 603.622.3020 or 1.888.840.4243.