Please consult this list of things you should bring with you, and a few you should leave behind.
Most Residents receive a weekly allowance paid for by the family. This amount is determined by the Resident and his/her family. The allowance is billed in the monthly statement for the coming month. Please note that some months have five (5) Thursdays and will be billed accordingly.
If a Resident has health insurance, please bring the health insurance card, a billing address and any pre-authorization information. This information is very important if a Resident needs to see a medical doctor, dentist, or therapist, or needs to go to the hospital. It is the responsibility of the Resident or family member to provide this information at the time of admission.
Some Residents come with Medicaid or Medicare or are eligible for these programs. Spring Lake Ranch needs to be aware of this information as well. Medicaid/Medicare does not cover the cost of residential treatment. Out-of-state Medicaid will not cover the costs of medication, medical visits, lab work, or private therapy.
The Ranch fee does not cover pharmacy bills. The Ranch works primarily with one pharmacy in Rutland. The two most common ways of paying for this expense are: for the pharmacy to bill the payer directly, or for the pharmacy to bill Spring Lake Ranch and for the Ranch to pay the bill and then to place it on the Resident's statement. If a Resident has insurance, the carrier shall be billed. However, often the pharmacy is unable to bill out of state insurance companies. In this case the Ranch will include a copy of the bill so that it can be submitted by the Resident or family.
Medical Doctor Visits:
Spring Lake Ranch has a full-time health coordinator, who is responsible for coordinating a Resident's doctor visits. If the Resident has health insurance we shall pass that information on to the doctor's office. Otherwise, the Ranch shall include the bill in the monthly statement.
What People Are Saying
I felt that I was treated like an equal, and not looked down upon because of my illness.
The Ranch can assist Residents in finding local therapists. However, such treatment is considered to be separate from the Ranch program and will be treated in the same way as medical doctor visits.
The Ranch charges Residents for long distance phone calls. Because of our phone company's billing cycle, the month that we bill for may be 2 months behind.