This is live-in care that works. Compassionate, comprehensive, community-focused.
Our Adult Residential Program for alcohol and drug treatment has supported people in this community for nearly 50 years. Because we believe everyone has the ability to live a healthier life and change their relationship to drugs and alcohol. But no one needs to do it alone.
At Fora Health, our experienced staff works one-on-one with patients to create individualized care plans that deliver trauma-informed, evidence-based therapies. Within our full continuum of care, patients have the resources they need to find what works for them at each step. This is about outcomes and an on-going connection to community resources to enable and support positive, long-term change.
Frequently Asked Questions
How are my belongings processed?
All clothing items are washed in cold water and dried on high heat. Items such as formed hats (fedoras, brimmed hats), leather jackets, belts, shoes, will be sprayed with bed bug spray. Processing may vary 24-48 hours.
How does someone get admitted to residential treatment?
There are several pathways to being enrolled in residential treatment. Patients may self-refer or be referred by a family member, a parole officer, the Department of Human Services, Drug Court, a primary care doctor or another referral agency. The first step is a brief intake survey followed by a scheduled in-depth assessment to determine if residential care is right level of care for you. The first step is calling Fora Health at (503) 535-1151.
How long does it take to complete residential treatment?
In general, patients remain in residential treatment for approximately 90 days. The length of stay may be longer for some individuals as the duration of treatment is individualized. Key determining factors include a person’s individual treatment plan goals, progress towards their goals, overall participation in treatment sessions and activities, and personal readiness to transition to a lower level of care and return to living in a community setting.
What is residential treatment like?
Patients receive comprehensive and compassionate care in a 24/7 supported environment. Patients enrolled in residential care spend approximately 20 hours a week in group counselling and education classes. Each patient is assigned a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and/or a Dual-Diagnosis Counselor who meets with them one-on-one for at least one hour a week during residential treatment. In addition, each patient is assigned to a “Core Group”. The Core Groups are cohorts of 8 to 10 patients who meet regularly with the support of a counselor to share stories of recovery, build skills and find strength in community.
Through the residential program, patients learn about substance use patterns and how to prevent a return to use, including pain management, behavior modification, meditation and detailed aftercare plans.
Can family visit?
Family support and involvement is strongly encouraged as part of treatment. Families are encouraged to participate in family therapy services through Fora Health which actively engage family members in the treatment process.
Patients with children 17 and under can visit with their children at Fora Health on the weekends during scheduled visitation hours.
Is smoking or chewing tobacco allowed in residential treatment?
Fora Health is a tobacco-free facility. Smoking, chewing tobacco, vaping and other tobacco and nicotine products are not permitted. Smoking cessation services and Nicotine Replacement Therapy are available.
Are cell phones allowed?
Cell phones and other personal electronic devices are not allowed in residential treatment.
How many people are in Residence at Fora Health?
Fora Health’s residential facility has 70 beds, for male and female identifying patients.
What are the rooms like?
Rooms are double occupancy with shared bathrooms in each wing. Residential rooms are intentionally minimalist to encourage spending time in community. There are two residential wings at Fora Health where people enroll in treatment based on their gender identity.
Do residential patients leave the facility?
Yes, there are frequent opportunities for outings and off-site activities. Activities often include walks, running, park outings and community events.
Can residential patients make phone calls?
Yes, patients are allowed to make daily phone calls beginning on the fifth day of treatment.
Is Fora Health a 12-step program?
Fora Health frequently works with our local 12-step community and AA and NA meetings are held onsite every day. Community is a big part of many people’s recovery an while in residential care patients are encouraged to attend these meetings. However, our primary goal is to support the individual and help everyone find what works for them. We also encourage patients to attend Refuge Recovery, Wellbriety, SMART Recovery and other fellowship programs. Residential patients can request passes to attend recovery meetings at other locations in Portland during their stay at Fora Health.
How much does residential treatment cost?
The Oregon Health Plan, as well as most private and public insurance plans, cover some or all the cost of residential treatment. Fora Health also offers discounted sliding scale fees based on income level and can help connect prospective patients to financial assistance when available. 30-day packages are available for those who need to pay for treatment out of pocket.
Do all residential patients need withdrawal management?
A patient may need withdrawal management services (commonly called detox) prior to entering residential treatment. The need for withdrawal management depends on a person’s use history and type of substance being used, including alcohol and opiates. To determine the need for withdrawal management, Fora Health will conduct an initial intake survey in-person or by phone prior to conducting a full assessment. Fora Health can refer prospective patients to other providers of managed withdrawal services in the community if our program is full. To be assessed for residential treatment call (503) 535-1153.
What if someone changes their mind about receiving residential treatment?
People enrolled in services at Fora Health are welcome to reevaluate their treatment plan in consultation with their counselor at any time. If it is decided that residential treatment is not the right fit, counselors and patient will work together to refer the patient to another organization or Fora Health’s outpatient services where they can find comprehensive care, including medically assisted treatment and other specialty services, while living independently.
Is insurance required?
We accept most private and public insurance including Medicaid and the Oregon Health Plan (OHP). Additionally, there are sliding scale fee options for individuals in need of treatment for whom co-pays and deductibles represent a financial hardship. Fora Health can also help prospective patients eligible for OHP navigate the enrollment process for public insurance. Call us at (503) 535-1151 to verify your insurance, get questions answered and learn more about funding available for special circumstances. Visit Payment Options for a full list of accepted insurance.
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