Preparing for an Adolescent Treatment Stay

For bed availability, questions and to complete the treatment admission screening for the girls and boys house, contact our admissions counselor at 651-338-3317 or send an e-mail to

The circumstances leading to treatment and the admission process can be overwhelming, so here are some basic checklists to help prepare your teen for an alcohol and drug treatment admission.

Some adolescents may not come directly from home; we do make provisions for basic necessities until families or referrals can get involved with the treatment process.

admissions process for teen substance abuse
Insurance coverage for adolescent substance abuse

Treatment Costs, Payment, and Insurance

The costs of treatment at Maple Lake Recovery Centers reflects rates set by commercial insurance companies, and state and federal agencies. Health insurance may cover some costs of chemical dependency treatment. If you do not have insurance, as a Minnesota resident, you can apply to the health care exchanges through your local county for comprehensive health insurance, obtain a Rule 25 assessment, or both to cover treatment and medical costs.

Payment and funding need to be arranged before treatment if insurance companies and/or counties are determining your eligibility. Please see above for information on copays, medical, and pharmacy costs.

Medical & Pharmacy Services and Costs

Residential Medical Services
For successful adolescent chemical dependency treatment and recovery, your child needs to be enrolled in a private or public health insurance plan prior to admission at any Maple Lake Recovery Center. Rule 25 funding pays for treatment costs; It does not cover medical care, medical appointments, or medications. Maple Lake Recovery Centers does not provide free medical care.

Physical Exams, Medical Emergencies, and Routine Medical Care
All of our clients require a brief history & physical to be completed 30 days before their admission. We can provide these services, but they may be billed at customary rates when not part of the cost of care.

Emergency and specialty medical services are arranged through local emergency medical providers, typically the Allina Clinic and emergency room at the Buffalo, MN hospital location. Non-emergency and/or routine care appointments need to be arranged through the MLRC clinical staff by parents, guardians, and/or referrals to prevent interruptions to treatment. Families are expected to provide medical transportation unless otherwise arranged.

Pharmacy Services and Costs
Prior to admission:
We need your child’s medical doctor to provide at least a 30-day supply of presription medication and refills (for the time your child will be in services). Medical insurance may be billed for medications they may require while in residence. Please remember families are responsible for co-pays. You may also be responsible for laboratory charges (urinalysis and bloodwork) not covered by insurance.



Maple Lake Recovery Centers does not provide client transportation to and from facilities.

  • We require parents to transport clients to medical appointments unless unable.
  • We utilize emergency medical services and law enforcement in case of behavioral and psychiatric emergencies.
  • We do not provide client transportation to and from our facilities for client weekend home passes.
Please call your child's counselor to discuss specific transportation issues.

The Journey begins here. Call 651-338-3317.

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