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CeDAR Admissions: Costs and What to Bring


When considering treatment we know there are several questions that you will want to ask. Our admission staff are the best people to assist you during uncertain times. Just call 877-999-0538.

Sometimes that first phone call can be the hardest. We understand this and will help you through the process of finding the best level of care for you or your loved one.

We know that the cost of treatment can be intimidating. We assure you that CeDAR rates are very competitive nationwide. You really can stop your search with us.


Therapeutic Environment

Rules and Guidelines 

In order for staff to help a patient become focused on treatment and increase positive outcomes, we have therapeutic limits on outside contact. Below is a summary of our rules established for the patient and their family.
  1. “No Contact” Rule: Patients are not allowed to receive visitors or make phone calls for the first five nights. This time is crucial in assisting patients with completing their detox protocol and become connected with the treatment environment.
  2. Phone Calls: After the 1st five days, patients still have limited outside contact. Patients may make, with staff approval, phone calls on a limited basis. There are morning and evening phone times that vary by schedule. Phone calls must be approved by the staff. If it is determined by staff that the phone call could have a negative impact on the individual’s treatment, that call will be disallowed.
  3. Visiting Hours: For patients who have completed 5 days of treatment, visiting hours are 1-4 pm on Sunday. Patients must submit their visitor request forms to their case manager by 4:30 on Thursday preceding the visit. The case manager will consult with the treatment team and approve/disapprove the visitor by noon on Friday. If a release of information has been signed by the patient for staff to discuss treatment with you, then you may ask to speak to a staff member regarding any concerns. Admissions will assist you in contacting the appropriate staff member. If admissions does not have an approved visitor request form the visit will be denied.
  4. Visitor Rules: Only authorized visitors are permitted. There is a limit of three visitors at a time with a total of six visitors per visiting day allowed. Visitors must enter and leave through the south lobby doors in the admissions building. To ensure respect for other patients’ privacy visitors must sign a confidentiality form on their first visit. No cell phones, cameras, or other audio/video recording devices, or outside food are allowed. New supplies and clothing for patients must be cleared by the patient’s counselor. There is a no smoking policy for visitors on the CeDAR campus.
  5. Release of Information: No staff member at CeDAR may discuss a patient or any aspect of his or her care if the patient does not sign a release of information. CeDAR is a voluntary program; however, a patient refusing to sign a release of information may be grounds for non-admission to our program.

Items to Bring to Treatment

  • Phone card for calls outside the 303 or 720 calling areas.
  • Bring a list of all over the counter and prescription medications to include the dosage and the doctor’s instructions.
  • One suitcase and one small bag.
  • Seven days of clothing, flip-flops, slippers, and shower shoes are allowed. Bring exercise clothing.
  • Clothing for summer: shorts, 3 inches above the knee, Capri pants.
  • Tops must have sleeves and cover the midriff.  No low cut or see through clothing. No tank tops or short shorts. No excessively tight or loose clothing.
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, pump soap or shower gel, electric or disposable razors, other hygiene products and all cosmetic items must be new and in non-aerosol containers. Mouthwash must be new, sealed and alcohol-free.
  • Hairdryers, curling irons, and non-radio alarm clocks. A special pillow and a blanket.

Items NOT To Bring To Treatment 

  • Any tobacco products. CeDAR is tobacco-free. Nicotine replacement therapy/products provided.
  • No attire with slogans that may be offensive or inappropriate in a treatment facility.    No hats.
  • No more than one set of earrings, no other piercings allowed.
  • No bar soap, perfume, cologne, hairspray, hair coloring products, or nail polish.
  • No outside food, candy, or gum.
  • No weapons, drugs, over-the-counter medicine, or prescription medications. If brought to CeDAR, they will be destroyed.
  • No family pets allowed.
  • No cameras, cell phones, pagers, radios, iPods, CD’s, computers, or any other audio/video recording devices are allowed on the CeDAR campus.
  • Outside reading material must be recovery related and approved by the Chaplin.


Exceptional Value and Quality

The services are designed for adults age 18 and over from the Denver-metropolitan area. The program also serves healthcare and other professionals through a specially designed and responsive treatment program track. The outpatient or intensive outpatient structure will address problems associated with chemical dependencies and related mental health disorders and allow participants to initiate a recovery program. Specialty program offerings may include relapse prevention, specific areas of concern related to healthcare professionals, women’s/men’s needs, or trauma issues.


 Outpatient Cost

What to Pack  

Insurance Tip Sheet

Thank you for considering CeDAR for Residential Treatment. CeDAR does not participate with most major insurance companies. If you think that you have chemical dependency coverage, it is your responsibility to first check with your insurer to verify that you have this coverage and to then submit a claim.

To assistance you in verifying your Insurance Benefits we provide the tips below:

  1. Locate the Member Services and/or Mental Health Services phone number on the back of your insurance card. Please note, if your insurance card indicates that you have EPO or HMO coverage, you will most likely not have Out of Network Benefits.
  2. Call that number and select eligibility and benefits.
  3. Verify that you have the following benefits:
    • Out of Network Benefits
    • Chemical Dependency/Substance Abuse Benefits
    • Detoxification Level of Care in a Residential Setting
    • Residential Level of Care in a Residential Setting
    • Is Preauthorization required? Is there a penalty for no preauthorization?
    • Can you receive the Criteria of Care for your coverage?
    • Point of Contact
  4. Once you have completed and determined that you have coverage, send a copy of the Front and Back of your insurance card to 720-848-3001 (fax) or e-mail to the Admissions Staff you are working with.

The CeDAR Admissions team cannot proceed with the insurance process until a copy of the card is received.  The following are CeDAR points of contact through the insurance process:

  • Admission: Marlyce Bowdish - 720-848-3000 - Confirms Eligibility
  • Pre Authorization:Trese Moore - 720-848-3053 - Clinical Info
  • Billing-Claims: Jody James - 720-848-3000


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