Frequently Asked Questions

Exploring inpatient treatment centers, rehab centers and other treatment facilities can be overwhelming during times of distress. Below are some of the most common questions we hear from parents & families, adults and seniors who are researching Vermilion Behavioral Health System and other types of treatment for behavioral disorders, substance abuse and mood disorders.

Information for Parents

Does your program have an academic component?

No, but school work is allowed and there is designated time for academics.

What types of therapeutic and clinical support will my child receive?

Daily appointments with psychiatrist and therapists, daily group and individual therapy sessions, family sessions.

How much involvement will I have in my child's experience at Vermilion?

Parent involvement is always encouraged in determining treatment goals, medication management, and appropriate discharge plan.

What are your safety practices?

15 minute check, secured locked units, around the clock nursing staff, 24-hour on call physicians, daily room checks, Administrator on-call and after hours and on weekends.

What are the qualifications of the staff caring for my child?

Psychiatrist, Nurse Practitioner, LCSW, LPC, RN, LPN, MHT

Information for Patients

How much will treatment cost?

Each patient inquiring will receive financial counseling by our business office. Any payment plans needed after verifying insurance out of pocket cost will be made upon discharge.

Will insurance cover my treatment?

Yes – pending personal plan coverage limitations.

Will my family be involved in my treatment?

Yes – if consent is given and/or with patient consent.

Will I have a roommate?

Yes – two beds per room.

Can I leave if I don't like treatment?

Patients can leave our facility if they are not under a legal hold (PEC/CEC/Judicial Commitment) after asking to sign a 72-hour notice. This notice prompts the physician so they can assure the patient is not suicidal, homicidal, or requiring 24-hour inpatient treatment.

Can I bring my laptop, cell phone, or other electronics? What items are not allowed?

No, all electronics and valuables will be stored in Vermilion’s safe until discharge if a family member or trusted other cannot retrieve them. Items that pose a safety risk/contraband are not allowed.

Will I have access to a phone or the internet?

Yes – patients will have access to a phone.

Are residents allowed to have visitors?

Yes – there are visitation hours daily.

General Information

What is an inpatient program? What can I expect?

An inpatient program is a treatment program in an acute hospital setting where patients stay for stabilization in a secure unit. Inpatient services are designed around individualized treatment plans that are tailored to meet each patient’s unique set of needs in order to attain stabilization and begin the recovery process.

What is an outpatient program? What can I expect?

Our outpatient program is designed so that patients can receive the same treatment and structure as they would inpatient except they are allowed to return home each day. Our program treats mental disorders, substance abuse, and dual diagnoses. While in the program, patients can expect to attend group therapy, 1:1 therapy with your licensed counselor and/or social worker, receive sessions with their physician weekly, have any medication adjustments addressed if necessary, and receive a freshly prepared complementary lunch from our inpatient cafeteria. Another bonus is that if any patient needs immediate inpatient treatment our physicians can seamlessly step them up to a higher level of care; pending availability.

What ages do you treat?

Ages 12 & up

What types of problems/disorders do you treat?

Depression, anxiety, PTSD, dual-diagnosis, co-occurring disorders, chemical dependency, schizophrenia, compulsive behaviors, bipolar disorder, grief and suicide and self-harm behaviors, schizoaffective, and detox.

How can I learn more about your program?

Visit our programs page or contact our Admissions Department 24/7 at the number below.

What is your typical length of stay?

Our average length of stay is 7-10 days

What types of therapies and programs do you use?

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Do you offer a detox program?


Does your program accept insurance or provide financing options?

Yes – for more information on what insurance we accept, visit our insurance page