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What is the difference between the programs offered at your various locations?

  • At our West rehab centre, in Erin Ontario, we offer mental health intensive programming that is most suitable for those struggling with severe underlying, psychological issues fuelling the addiction; such as: trauma, chronic/severe depression, or anxiety.
  • Programming at our East rehab centre, in Gores Landing Ontario, is ideal for those that require psychological help  but are in need of more intensive addiction specific treatment.
  • Trafalgar Outpatient rehab centre, in midtown Toronto Ontario, Addiction Treatment Centre offers treatment for addiction and concurrent mental health disorders; based on a client’s needs schedule and budget.

How long is the program?

  • Our core residential program is a minimum of 30 days. We also offer a 45 day residential program.Anything past that is based on the specific needs of the individual. These needs will be assessed by our clinical team and will be discussed with the client. At our Outpatient Clinic we offer 4 week, structured intensive program. If the 4 week program does not fit with your schedule or budget, we will tailor a program specific to you.

Is the program covered by OHIP?

  • No, we are a private facility and therefore our program is fee-for-service. However select insurance companies do recognize treatment at Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres and provide coverage. Please contacts us for details.

Where are your facilities located?

  • We have 2 residential addiction treatment facilities located in western and eastern Ontario as well as an Outpatient Clinic located in midtown Toronto, Ontario.

Does private insurance cover the cost of the program?

  • Most insurance companies do recognize treatment with us and provide coverage. However insurance coverage is dependant on the company you deal with and your individual plan. Rest assure we will support you in providing your insurance company with the information required to submit a claim. Please contact us for details.

What forms of payment are accepted?

  • Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres accepts credit cards, bank drafts and certified cheques.  We also accept payments from Medicard.

How many clients are in residential treatment at once?

  • Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres operates two comfortable and homelike residential facilities. At our Erin location we can accommodate up to 23 clients at any given time, where as at our Rice Lake location we accommodate up to 30 clients. Our intimate size and setting enables us to provide maximum individual treatment and client care. The entire Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres staff knows each client by name.

Do you provide an outpatient treatment?

  • Yes we operate an outpatient treatment centre in midtown Toronto. Our core offering is a 4 week intensive outpatient program. This comprehensive program is a 19 hour per week commitment incorporating all elements essential for recovery.
  • If the intensive 4 week program does not fit with your personal needs and schedule, we will structure a treatment program specific to you.

Is it a 12-step rehab?

  • Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres program is not 12-step based. We do however provide clients the option and facilitate participation in 12-step programming.

Can I have a private room?

  • Generally accommodations at our residential facilities have a minimum of 2 occupants. We encourage roommates to learn from each other, share experiences and establish bonds. Upon request private rooms are available at an additional cost.

How is the food?

  • Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres prides itself on the quality of food we provide. Our chefs are highly skilled at preparing meals that are healthy, well balanced and of course, delicious. We are happy to accommodate clients with food allergies and other dietary needs/restrictions.

Are residential clients allowed to leave the premises?

  • Clients are not allowed to leave the premises unless accompanied by staff during the first 3 weeks of their stay. During their final week of treatment clients can apply for an outing on their own. This outing is an opportunity for them to gain exposure to their environment and to assess how well they can apply the skills they have learned while in treatment. Twice weekly, clients have the option to leave the residence to attend community meetings.

Are the staff all recovering addicts?

  • Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres therapists consists of Psychologists, Registered Social Workers or Registered Psychotherapists with a Master’s level of education or higher. Most of our addiction counsellors are in recovery and have been for longer than 10 years, some up to 25 years.

Is your organization accredited?

  • Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres is accredited by CARF Canada. CARF is the international mark of quality in the field of mental health and addiction treatment. Trafalgar is proud to embrace the internationally recognized organizational and program standards required by CARF for accreditation. CARF is a renowned accreditation body that sets international consensus standards for health and human services organizations. Its mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes through a consultative process and continuous improvement that centre on enhancing the lives of persons served.

Is treatment eligible for medical tax credits?

  • Since all Trafalgar Addiction Treatment programs delivered are supervised and under the guidance of registered health professionals (Clinical Psychologist, Registered Social Workers etc.) our programs are considered a Health Service under the Income Tax Act and are therefore an eligible medical tax credit. To submit your medical tax credit claim you will require to provide proof of payment, an invoice from Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres and a letter from our Clinical Psychologist confirming residential treatment is required.

Do you have a refund policy?

  • Any deposit payment made is fully refundable at any time prior to admission.  In the event that a client decides not to engage in treatment or chooses to leave treatment within the first 24 hours of admission, a 90% refund is provided. Any funds withheld will be credited for up to one year should the client be readmitted into a Trafalgar facility. Ask your admission advisor for further details.

Is Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) charged?

  • Since all Trafalgar Addiction Treatment programs delivered are supervised and under the guidance of registered health professionals (Clinical Psychologist, Registered Social Workers etc.) our programs are considered Health Service under Excise Tax Act and are therefore HST exempt. The costs communicated to you by our intake professionals is the total cost of programming.

What is the client to staff ratio?

  • On average we have 2 staff members for every client. Our staff insures that our clients get the best care possible. On average we have 1 clinical (therapists/counsellors) staff member for every 2 clients. This is one of the highest clinical to client ratios in the industry.