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Does Insurance Cover Treatment?

The short and happy answer is yes. All plans by law must cover mental health and substance abuse services as they are deemed essential health benefits. By law, your plan must cover:

  • Psychotherapy and other behavioral health treatments
  • Inpatient mental and behavioral health services
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Pre-existing conditions
  • Acute mental health inpatient services
  • In-patient care in an approved facility
  • Intensive outpatient care (IOP)
  • Detox medications
  • Co-occurring mental health conditions

Your specific benefits will depend on a few variables: where you live, the plan you choose, and your employer’s benefits package. For example, you may encounter the need for preauthorization, deductibles, copayments, and out-of-pocket payment limits. Turning Winds is an out-of-network provider that works with all major payers for treatment ranging from Residential Care (RTC), Partial Hospitalization (PHP), and Intensive outpatient care (IOP). The first step to determining coverage is to have our team process a Verifications of Benefits which will provide you with the details of what services your medical policy provides.

Is Your Academic Program Accredited?

Turning Winds is accredited by Cognia, providing one of the most valuable marks of distinction an education program can obtain. Cognia’s researched-based standards and evidence-based criteria allow educators to strive for continuous improvement and meet the needs of every student learner. With this accreditation, the credits earned while enrolled in our academic institute will transfer to schools and universities across the nation. A good education is a backbone to set your teens up for long-term success, and proper accreditation can ensure that your teen is receiving a quality education through our boarding school program.

Can My Son or Daughter Earn A High School Diploma?

Yes, our accreditation is accepted across the nation and students routinely earn their high school diplomas from our school. Depending on your teens education level upon enrollment, students also have the opportunity to begin taking college-level courses. The decision on which path to pursue is made together by students, parents and faculty. Since we offer college-level courses, our students have been able to earn up to 20 transferable college credits during their stay.

Are Your Teachers Certified?

Yes, our education staff is fully certified through the state of Montana. The teachers we employ, including a special education instructor, come from diverse backgrounds and bring unique perspectives to our education program. The one thing they all have in common is a passion for helping each and every student find success on their journey. Our small class sizes of 10 -12 students allow our teachers to focus their time and attention on each student’s individual needs.

How Many Teens Can You Take At Once?

Turning Winds is a 45-bed residential treatment center, supported by fifty of the most talented, patient, and caring team members that there are. Our entire population is not much larger than a typical public classroom. Part of the reason we are one of the most successful treatment centers is that our program is organized in a way that allows our professional staff adequate time to focus on each individual. We understand that each one of our patients is in desperate need of help and we are committed to providing the necessary assistance to each teenager in our care.

Is Turning Winds Licensed by the State?

Yes, Turning Winds is fully licensed to operate by the state of Montana. Turning Winds is held to the highest of licensing standards and regularly goes through rigorous on-site visits to ensure our practice continuously meets all qualifications.

Do You Have Licensed Therapists?

Yes, our therapists are licensed by the state of Montana giving you peace of mind that your teens are in good hands. One-on-one counseling is an integral part of our program and residents regularly receive counseling during their stay with us. Our therapeutic services also integrate group counseling and family counseling as supplemental components of the program.

What Type of Medical Staff do You Employ?

Our facility is monitored by a 24/7 onsite nursing staff and we employ a diverse medical staff to meet the needs of all our teens. Our adolescent psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse practitioner provide individualized care and medication management, our licensed clinicians and experiential therapists provide personal, group, and family therapy services and we employ a specialized addictions counselor for our teens suffering from addiction disorders.

How Do I Know My Teen Is in Good Hands?

When you join Turning Winds, you are joining a family that is ready to embrace your teen with open arms. Our profound group of intelligent, caring, and dedicated staff is among the best in the industry. We do thorough background checks, and our staff goes through extensive training each year for continued improvement. We employ qualified individuals who share our drive and passion for helping teens. We treat your teens like they’re our own children and provide support and guidance every step of their journey.

What Makes Turning Winds Different from Other Programs?

We differentiate ourselves by filling in the gaps left by leading treatment options and offering a one-of-a-kind hybrid program experience for your teens. We like to consider ourselves a “well-oiled” machine at this point. We have spent years learning how to blend the benefits of 3 different treatment approaches, traditional residential treatment, therapeutic boarding school, and wilderness therapy to create a niche environment for your teen to achieve lasting change. We harness the power of nature, full academic support, and a strong therapeutic experience that encompasses group, family, individual, and addiction therapy into a strength-based program that leaves teens with the tools they need for a brighter future. The Turning Winds Difference highlights all of the unique features of our program!

How Do I Secure A Bed For My Teen?

Turning Winds operates on a “first come, first serve” basis. Typically we have beds available but that’s not always the case as we often resort to a waiting list. The best thing to do is to contact one of our admissions specialists to begin the process or you can complete our acceptance application. Once the application is received, if your teen is accepted into our program that guarantees their spot. Admissions can be daunting, but we are here to help you through the entire process. Call or contact us today to secure your teen’s place at Turning Winds – 800-845-1380

Do I Give My Teen One More Chance?

We are experts in human behavior and understand that once a path is chosen, it is usually followed unless an intervention is made. We like to use the analogy that as humans, we can be likened to a tree. When the tree is young it is very pliable, its roots are not as deep and it can be moved in any direction. The older and bigger the tree gets, the deeper the roots grow and the less malleable it becomes. People in a sense, are similar. The longer we hold onto behaviors, the more ingrained they become which makes it increasingly difficult to change on our own. The sooner your teen comes to us, the better the chances are of making an actionable change. Turning Winds can work with almost any teen, in any stage of life, and we know we can help them make the changes needed. Call us today to speak to an admissions counselor at 800-845-1380.

What Are The Chances My Child Will Actually Change?

We have spent years developing our unique hybrid program that gives teens the best chance of success. The probability your child will change for the better is extremely high. We pride ourselves in the ability to provide an environment where struggling teens have an optimal chance to succeed. While there are no guarantees in life, and it’s up to your teen to make the decision to change, our program provides significant pull through our influential staff, strong peer culture, and evidence-based care to promote your teen’s healing and growth. Overall, Turning Winds has a success rate you can be confident in.

Will My Child Ever Forgive Me?

The decision to send your child to treatment can be very difficult on a parent and there certainly may be resentment at first, but this often dissipates with time and reconciliation. In most cases, teens become emotional upon reunion with their family and often thank their parents for saving their lives. The moment you know it was all worth it, the light at the end of a dark tunnel, that’s a moment you can look forward to.

How Long Does the Program Last?

One of the unique features of our program is that our length of stay lasts longer than other inpatient treatment options allowing the time and space for real change. The average length of stay is around 9 months but can span up to 12 months or longer depending on each teen’s individual needs. The ultimate goal is to keep our teens working through the program until we are confident they can be successful in the future.

Where Are You Located?

Turning Winds is nestled on the banks of The South Fork Yaak River in Northern Montana. Surrounded by majestic mountains and an abundance of nature, our entire property allows us to embrace the power of nature and outdoor therapeutic activities. Fishing, hiking, biking, backpacking, skiing, sports, and more can all be enjoyed on our unique campus.

Is There a Program Closer to Where I Live?

A person with chronic cancer is not going to go to the hospital around the corner for treatment. They will go to a specialty hospital with renowned doctors where they have the best chance of getting the help they need for survival. We are like a specialty hospital, with our one-of-a-kind hybrid program model. We are unique in the family-oriented and values-based approach we take to caring for your teens. Families from all over the world have chosen our program to help provide the necessary healing for their teenagers to overcome self-destructive behaviors, gain confidence, and achieve a viable path forward. We are the best at what we do!

When looking for a program for your child, the most important thing is how the program can help your child, not where it’s located. Turning Winds is designed to successfully work with families in many different geographic locations. We accept teens from all over the United States and have enrolled teens from every major continent across the globe.

What is the Cost of Treatment at Turning Winds?

We understand the immense financial challenges that families face trying to provide the very best treatment services for their children. To help lighten the financial burdens of the families we serve, we accept most major insurance policies to significantly reduce the out-of-pocket cost of treatment. To better understand the financial commitment for our programs or to discuss payment options, please contact an admissions specialist today at 800-845-1380.

Why Should I trust Turning Winds?

Turning Winds has stood the test of time. We have been in operation for over 20 years!! Turning Winds is accredited by The Joint Commission which is the most prestigious accreditation that a treatment center can attain. We have lots of parents and alumni that are happy with our services. We will gladly provide you with a list of former clients to speak with regarding our program. We provide 24-hour 24/7 nursing to take care of your child’s medical needs and emergencies. We employ the best team of caring professionals whom many feel “called” to this work. Give us a call and find out for yourself if we are the right fit for you and your child. Call us at 800-845-1380.

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