August 23, 2017


Pre-Admission Process:

Addiction Recovery FountainThe Intake Staff will conduct an initial telephone interview with all prospective patients. (The exception to the telephone interview is when a prospective patient is being admitted after a formal intervention conducted by an Intervention Specialist. Mission Pacific Coast Recovery Intake staff will help coordinate the admission with the Family and Intervention specialist.)

The Intake Staff will gather Chemical use/abuse and dependence information, medical (including psychiatric) history and prior treatment/recovery exposure. This will help determine the appropriate treatment options. For the Chronic Pain patient we may request Medical Records prior to admission.

The Intake Staff will educate Family members on the importance of participation in the Family Program. In addition, the Intake staff will assist you by verifying your insurance. We can then discuss benefits and/or private pay options.

Addiction Dependency Admission’s Contact Form:

Mission Pacific Coast Recovery Intake Questionnaire (pdf)

Admission Process:

[frame align=”left”]Detox Room Mission Pacific Coast Recovery[/frame]We are so happy you have chosen Mission Pacific Coast Recovery! Upon arrival you will be greeted by the Intake Nurse who will complete a Nursing assessment. This includes obtaining your vital signs (i.e. temperature, blood pressure, pulse) to determine your current medical condition as well as assess you for signs and symptoms of chemical withdrawal. Since we are a full-service, acute care hospital we will be able to immediately address any urgent medical concerns.

Upon completion of the nursing assessment you will be given a tour of the facility and shown to your room. Admissions or nursing staff will inventory your belongings.

If Family members or friends accompany you we will ask them to complete a Family Questionnaire.

All patients have an opportunity to meet with the physician within 24 hours of admission.

Each patient will be assigned a “buddy” within the treatment community to help familiarize the newly admitted patient to his/her new surroundings, and to assist with the overall orientation process. A Primary Counselor (Case Manager), who will serve as a guide and mentor throughout all phases of treatment is also assigned within the first few days.

Frequently Asked Questions

Intake Hours:

8AM-8PM Monday through Saturday

8AM-4PM Sunday

Important Documents to Bring:

  • Identification (Driver’s License or other ID Card)
  • Insurance Card/s
  • Living Will/Advanced Directive/Power of Attorney (if applicable)
  • List of Names and Telephone numbers of your treating Physician’s and therapists
  • List of All Prescribed medications – please include the name of the medication, the dosage and how it is prescribed. Please include the name of the prescribing physician.

For the Chronic Pain treatment patient please, to the best of your ability, provide us with a history of medical conditions, medications and procedures that have been attempted in your treatment. Medical Records may be faxed to 949-499-7651. This is a Confidential Fax line in the Intake Office.

What to Bring:

  • All current medications, including all addictive substances
  • 4-5 changes of comfortable clothing (washer and dryer on premises) Please note that there is a dress code that discourages clothing with drug related messages, as well as tight, revealing or otherwise suggestive clothing.
  • (All belongings will be inventoried upon admission.)
  • Comfortable attire for Yoga, stretching exercises and walks
  • Pajamas, robe and slippers
  • Lightweight jacket
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hats/caps/sunglasses for outdoor activities only
  • Toiletries
  • Cigarettes (no cloves, cigars, chewing tobacco) We support nicotine cessation and will provide nicotine gum on request.
  • Telephone calling card for long distance calls
  • Eyeglasses/ contact lenses
  • Electrical items (i.e. hair dryer) will be approved for safety by the Engineering Department
  • No more than $25.00 in cash (large amounts of cash, jewelry, credit cards will be secured in the hospital safe)
  • Special articles from home, including small family pictures, comforters, pillows, etc.

Please leave the following items at home:

  • Electronic media and communication devices – including cell phones, laptops, iPods, cameras, Televisions, radios, CD players, iPods, musical instruments, and blackberry’s.
  • Books and magazines that are not recovery related
  • Work/Job materials
  • Food, candy, beverages
  • Clothing that depicts alcohol, drugs, violence or sex.
  • Expensive jewelry
  • Toiletries and products that contain alcohol (i.e. mouthwash and hairspray)
  • Vitamins, herbs and nutritional supplements, illegal substances