Frequently Asked Questions
Do you accept Medi-Cal?
No, we currently do not accept Medi-Cal.
Can I smoke cigarettes while in treatment?
Yes, in designated areas. We also offer smoking cessation support.
What is the average length of stay at West Coast?
Length of stay varies and is dependent upon the needs of the client.
Are you a 12 Step based program?
We are not a 12-Step based program, however we believe having a support system is a highly effective means to lasting recovery. During your Individual Recovery Planning you will be introduced to 12-Step, SMART, and Refuge Recovery support meetings as part of your program. These support systems and those YOU discussed with the treatment team will all be implemented into a comprehensive and tailored recovery plan. We believe that YOU are the most vital piece in developing your Individual Recovery Plan, so please be vocal about what you believe will best help you maintain your recovery.
What clients typically come to West Coast?
Each cohort of clients is unique, but we serve clients 18 and older with who are afflicted with a variety of substance abuse and mental health disorders. We are an inclusive environment and welcome clients of all backgrounds, age, color, national origin, race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, and veteran status.
Is there a psychiatrist on staff that I will be able to see?
Yes, our Medical Director Dr. Christian Small is a licensed Addiction Psychiatrist and General Practitioner.
Can I bring any personal musical instruments?
Yes! We have multiple music therapy programs, and encourage one to play music.
What kind of holistic care do you provide?
We offer a range of holistic and clinically based treatment modalities. Learn more here.
How often do I see my therapist?
While in treatment, clients will see their primary therapist at least one time per week, their case manager one time per week, and any additional family and couples therapy sessions. Additional sessions can be added as needed on an individualized basis.
Can I get a job while participating in the program?
Absolutely. We also offer vocational counseling, will assist you with your resume, and engage in mock interviews.
Can I have my car in Outpatient/Sober Living?
Yes, clients are permitted to have vehicles but are required to have a valid drivers license and insurance.
I’m on Suboxone. Do you allow medication assisted treatment (MAT)?
Yes, we support Medically Assisted Treatment with buprenorphine/suboxone/subutex.