Admissions FAQ: Affordable Rehab

Admissions FAQBoardPrep offers private, exclusive, yet affordable rehab in a great location. With affordable rates, effective insurance billing and available financing, high quality private treatment at BoardPrep Recovery Center is easily accessible. We believe that transparency about costs and what consumers can expect from health insurance is important to getting treatment off on the right foot. Therefore, BoardPrep delivers comprehensive, high-quality treatment, at reasonable pricing in comparison to national rates. Learn more through our admissions FAQ below.

Start Your Journey to Sobriety

For immediate access to BoardPrep’s addiction treatment center in Tampa, FL, an individualized financial deposit is required and will be applied to the first 28 days. The program includes the full treatment program, psychiatrist, a private room in very nice recovery residence, and select prepared meals (grocery ordering for personal food is also facilitated). For example, this also includes:

  • Full psychiatric assessment and weekly follow-up sessions with the doctor
  • Private room in a safe and comfortable recovery residence
  • Transportation for programming, outside 12-step meetings, and recovery support activities (while in really phases)
  • Select prepared meals (while in early phases)
  • Insurance billing services

Not Included

  • Medications are the financial responsibility of the patient or family
  • Cost of personal food from the grocery store and other necessities
  • Cost of recovery support activities, such as movies and bowling


  • We may recommend individual outpatient drug rehab programs depending on needs. Out-of-network insurance benefits often apply to outpatient services. However, an individualized financial deposit for outpatient treatment is a requirement prior to admission. Plans are custom, but average length of stay in IOP is about 12 weeks.

Understanding Insurance Coverage

  • BoardPrep treatment services may have full or partial coverage by most major health plans. However, insurance coverage estimates are not a guarantee of payment. BoardPrep staff works hard to maximize insurance coverage and minimize out-of-pocket expense.
  • Email [email protected] the images of the front and back of your insurance card, along with your date of birth and last 4 digits of your social security number. Usually within a few hours, we will verify benefits and provide you with an estimate of out-of-pocket expenses.


Financing Available Here


  • Payments may be made in person or by phone during business hours. BoardPrep Recovery Center can receive payment by check, credit card, or by wire transfer.
  • Financial arrangements for out-of-pocket fees are to be made prior to admission.


When possible, we prefer to schedule the admission in the morning, or early in the week on a Monday or Tuesday. Upon arrival at the BoardPrep treatment facility at 2522 W. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa Florida, staff welcomes new patients and families.


After some initial paperwork, the new patient meets with a clinician for initial assessment and to develop an initial treatment plan. During the intake, family members meet with staff for initial orientation and can ask questions they may have.


Next, medical staff performs vitals and initiate lab work. The nurse or doctor then sees the patient if immediately available. Next, staff processes prescription medications and additional lab work.

Property Procedures and Orientation

Staff performs property procedures and further orients the new patient to the program. Then, staff checks belongings for safety with the patient present. In addition, staff separates items that will not be safe in a treatment environment. We can give them to your family or store them in a secure location.

Assign Buddy and Show House/Room

Staff assigns a same-gender “buddy” to the new patient. Senior patients perform “buddy duties” as a way to be of service to new patients and “give back.” They look forward to the opportunity. Everyone remembers how it can feel to be the new person in a strange place. Buddies provide information, companionship, and support in-between treatment sessions and activities.

Groceries and Other Essentials

BoardPrep staff and senior patients care for and feed new patients for the first couple of days and nights in the residences. However, we usually procure your personal groceries within 24-48 hours. Also, staff will make every effort to accommodate any essential needs in the meanwhile.

What to Bring to Treatment

Bed linens, a pillow, and blanket are here for you, or you are free to bring your own. You will share a bathroom, and have a container for your personal toiletries. Furthermore, you will have laundry facilities in your house, including laundry detergent and dryer sheets. Cleaning supplies, toilet paper, paper towels, etc. are also available. However, if you have a brand preference, you are free to provide it.

For example, other items to bring with you include:

  • Prescription medications (must have approval by our doctor)
  • Insurance Information/Card including your prescription card
  • Comfort pillow/blanket
  • Light jacket or sweater
  • Bath towels (we provide basic towels, but you are free to bring your own)
  • Personal toiletries
  • Alarm clock (CD Radio with alarm)
  • Grooming Items such as blow dryer, curling iron, electric shaver, etc.
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Clothing:  Your clothing should be appropriate to the treatment setting (casual and in good taste).  Clothing that depicts alcohol, drugs, sex, violence, gambling, music groups (or if deemed inappropriate by staff) is not allowed. Examples of appropriate clothing are:  jeans, slacks, sports shirts, skirts/dresses of a modest length, sweat shirts/sweat pants, walking shorts. Examples of inappropriate clothing for the treatment center setting are:  spaghetti-strap tops, midriff baring or low-cut tops, form fitting clothing including leggings or spandex pants, provocative or suggestive clothing, and shorts or pants that expose undergarments. Swimwear is only allowed for recreational use and must be modest. Undergarments are a requirement for all clients.  Flat-soled or tennis shoes are recommended.

How to Refer

To refer a family member, colleague, employee, client or patient to BoardPrep, call us today. Most of our clients come to treatment through referral from a doctor, therapist, professional, family, and alumni. If you are exploring treatment options for someone, we can assist you in the process. Therefore, call us to discuss the individual circumstances. BoardPrep offers same-day rehab admissions, transfers from hospital or detox, phone consultations and tour, assessments by appointment, interventions, and court liaison.

Professional Referral Sources

If you are a doctor, psychologist, therapist, attorney, or pastor and wish to have ongoing communication with BoardPrep after admission, please advise us during the initial call. Moreover, if a letter or other documentation is necessary, we are happy to accommodate.

How You Can Help

Most people who need treatment will not call on their own. They often need support and guidance during this difficult time. BoardPrep experts partner with family and friends to provide the necessary help. To begin, whether for simple phone consultation, assessment or treatment, call 866.796.4720 and read our admissions FAQ.