Frequently Asked Questions

As there will be on-site laundry available, clothing should be limited to one suitcase. Bring laundry detergent if a preferred brand is desired. Weather appropriate clothing, several changes of daily wear (hats and gloves are seasonally dependent). Footwear appropriate for the time of year. We recommend 1 pair shoes and one pair of slippers (boots if necessary). Toiletries and hygiene products (shaving cream, shampoo, soap, razor, toothbrush/paste, etc.) are the responsibilities of guests. There will be opportunities for guest to obtain necessities on weekly store runs. Several books for leisure reading. ID and insurance cards, in the event medical care is required. A small amount of spending money. Keeping the guest’s belongings to a minimal level is important, as guests will be sharing a living space.

The following items are either prohibited or will not be accessible to a guest during their stay:

Weapons, all electronics, products containing alcohol (such as mouthwash or aftershave), valuables, any outside food or beverages (except for gum or hard candy), scissors and any sharp objects. All OTC and prescribed medications will be evaluated by Providence Retreat and stored accordingly.

Visitation occurs on Sundays. Family is encouraged to visit Guests. However, visitation may not be approved if it is deemed, by Providence Retreat, to have a negative impact on a Guest’s recovery process.

Guests will not have cellphones for the duration of their stay but will have designated time each day to use a shared community phone. Telephone calls will be encouraged to be kept to 15 minutes, so all guests may share the time.

We do not accept insurance, as we are not a medical facility. However, you will find that our prices are competitive with other treatment facilities, and often may be the same as your co-pay or out-of-pocket deduction you would have with your insurance. In the event a Guest needs clinical or medical services, we will connect them to an outside provider.