FAQ 2017-10-16T23:24:47+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any additional questions, please call (805) 242-2175 and we would be happy to speak with you.

How Long Are Each Of Good Heart’s Programs? 2017-06-25T19:51:45+00:00

Our partial hospitalization program typically runs from 18 to 30 days at a frequency of 5 times per week, Monday through Friday. Our intensive outpatient program ranges between 4 and 8 weeks, depending upon the frequency of visits per week. When a client is attending Good Heart through our outpatient only program, the services are potentially unlimited in length. Our partial hospitalization program is 6 hours per day, with a 1-hour lunch break in between and intermittent snack breaks. Our intensive outpatient program is 3 hours per day with snack breaks.

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Is Good Heart Recovery Associated With A Religion? 2017-06-25T19:51:36+00:00

No, Good Heart Recovery is not a religious center. Our treatment is based on proven scientific methods and practices which do encompass spirituality but do not have a secular or religious basis.

Is There An Assessment Before I Begin Treatment? 2017-06-25T19:51:24+00:00

Yes, someone from Good Heart’s team will reach out to you via video chat or telephonic communication to assess your appropriateness for the levels of care Good Heart Recovery currently offers. Examples of being inappropriate for Good Heart’s levels of care include recent substance use needing a medically directed detox, severe psychotic or mood dysregulation needing 24-hour supervision, etc. If services are needed prior to the admission of Good Heart, our team will provide you with excellent referrals for any and all resources needed.

How Do I Know That Good Heart Recovery Is The Right Program For Me And/Or My Loved One? 2017-06-25T19:51:15+00:00

Good Heart Recovery’s staff has served and supported various types of individuals suffering from alcohol and drug addiction. Our approach encompasses a variety of interventions and perspectives that have been shown to provide extended abstinence and humble happiness in many of our client cases. Good Heart Recovery will typically not be considered the ‘wrong’ program for you or your loved one, but it could be considered the ‘wrong time’ for the client to admit if a higher level of care is needed.

What Is The Difference Between Partial Hospitalization And Intensive Outpatient? And Is Partial Hospitalization In A Hospital? 2017-06-25T19:51:05+00:00

Partial hospitalization is considered a higher level of care than intensive outpatient. Partial hospitalization is not held in a hospital setting. The name is expressive of the need for a client at this level of care to be surrounded by clinical staff for a full part of each day. Partial hospitalization offers clients two times as much clinical daily interaction than intensive outpatient. Typically, Good Heart finds that completion of our partial hospitalization program prior to our intensive outpatient program is indicative of the most sustainable, positive client treatment outcomes.

Is Good Heart Recovery An Inpatient Program That Provides Boarding? 2017-06-25T19:50:54+00:00

Currently, Good Heart Recovery only provides outpatient services, meaning Good Heart Recovery does not have personal inpatient residences for clients. However, Good Heart Recovery has reserved 7 of the 10 beds at a local, all-inclusive affiliated sober living residence called Sunrise House. Sunrise House is owned by Recovery Santa Barbara, whose mission and philosophy are fully aligned with Good Heart Recovery’s perspective on treatment. With the partnership of Good Heart Recovery and Recovery Santa Barbara, clients receive full wrap-around services intended to encompass every area of the recovered client’s life.

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Does Good Heart Treat Adolescents? 2017-06-25T19:50:44+00:00

No, currently we are only treating patients 18 years of age and older. If you are a parent seeking services for your child similar to the services provided at Good Heart Recovery, reach out to us and we will do our best to provide you with appropriate referrals to effective adolescent treatment services.

How Do I Know If My Insurance Will Cover Treatment? 2017-06-25T19:50:34+00:00

Every insurance plan has its own rules for coverage of substance use and mental health treatment. Instead of having you and/or your loved one call your insurance company, which can be very confusing at times, Good Heart Recovery will call your health insurance plan for you to determine your level of coverage at Good Heart Recovery. Click on the button below to provide your health insurance information to Good Heart and one of our staff members will get back to you as soon as possible with all the information needed regarding payment for our programs.

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Will It Be A Problem If My Work Or School Schedule Conflicts With The Group Times? 2017-06-25T19:50:02+00:00

Yes, we currently do not offer an evening or weekend program. It is very important for clients to be able to attend regularly, on time, and stay for the entire day’s programming. Based on the willingness and flexibility of a client seeking full recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, we at Good Heart would be able to provide a non-specific medical excuse slip seeking approval from your employer or education administration for a temporary schedule change.

Will My Loved One And/Or I Be Able To Meet With A Psychiatrist And/Or Medical Doctor? 2017-06-25T19:49:50+00:00

All Good Heart Recovery clients will be seen by a contracted psychiatrist within 72 hours of admission into our program and will have access to any and all medically recommended subsequent follow-up appointments for medication management, continued psychiatric evaluation, and symptom tracking. Part of Good Heart’s admission process is for all clients to complete a state certified health questionnaire meant to evaluate and self-assess the client’s various medical concerns. Good Heart has relationships with local nurses, physicians, physical therapists, dentists, and specialty doctors to allow for full multi-disciplinary action in all impaired areas of a client’s health.

What Medications Are Approved At Good Heart Recovery? 2017-06-25T19:48:52+00:00

Good Heart Recovery assesses and creates an individualized treatment plan for each client dependent upon their specific situation. The general philosophy of Good Heart on narcotic, and most non-narcotic medications, is that the least amount of medications one can be on to live a happy and fulfilling life provides the best results.