Admissions to Rehab

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Fast, Simple Rehab Admission Process

If you need help with alcohol dependency, drug use, and gambling addictions, we invite you to contact our admissions team at Smarmore Castle.  

Deciding to seek help can be challenging, but we will support you at every stage, providing the information and guidance you need. In addition, every patient receives a free pre-admission assessment.

You can join the treatment programme at the Smarmore Castle as a private self-funding patient or if you have private medical insurance then this may contribute towards the cost of your inpatient addiction treatment, depending on your provider and plan. You can also access treatment via the HSE.

Funding Options Ireland and International

Initial contact and referrals do not need to come through a patient’s GP or psychiatrist.

  • We accept self-referrals from the patient, family members, employers, or other relevant professionals.
  • We admit and accept patients from Ireland, the UK, The EU and internationally.
  • Patients either pay for treatment privately, through private medical insurance or via a statutory funder such as the HSE.

Once we establish the type of funding, our admissions team will be able to move on to the free pre-admission assessment.

Free Pre-Admission Assessments

Every person considering admission receives a free comprehensive pre-admission assessment over the phone before entering treatment.

The assessment is led and managed by our experienced admissions team and is easy to arrange. All details are recorded confidentially.

This telephone assessment is important because it is our opportunity to find out more about you, your history with alcohol or drugs, and your current situation. It is also your opportunity to ask us any other questions you might have about our treatment programme. From the information you provide us with in this assessment we can ensure that we are well-placed to meet your needs.

Our assessments can be carried out immediately or a time for a call-back will be arranged with one of admissions staff. It usually takes around 30 minutes to complete and will then need to be reviewed by our clinical team who ensure that we are the right fit for your needs, and who also might come back with some additional questions if your needs are more complex.

Once the assessment has been completed, our admissions team will be in touch to confirm a date for your admission to rehab, or if for some reason we feel that treatment at Smarmore Castle wouldn’t meet your needs, we will do our best to give you a recommendation of another healthcare provider who could help.

Reaching Out

Our Caring Admissions Team Are Here to Answer Your Questions in Complete Confidentiality.

International Admissions

Smarmore Castle receives many patients from abroad and our treatment is covered by a number of international insurers. Our admissions staff are always happy to answer any enquiries regarding admissions or any general questions.

Our admissions staff operate as a first point of contact for all enquiries about treatment at Smarmore Castle Private Clinic. In addition, they can advise prospective patients, families, and referrers on questions about our admission arrangements.

Convenient Location near Dublin and Belfast

Smarmore Castle Private Clinic is conveniently situated 45 minutes from Dublin International Airport and 1 hour and a half from Belfast International Airport.

We can also provide a transport service for patients travelling to Smarmore from Dublin or Belfast at an additional cost, our advisors will be able to help you over the phone with any questions pertaining to getting to Smarmore and back from your location.

Call Us for Confidential Advice

Telephone lines are open to our Admissions Department during working hours of 9am – 5pm, weekdays.

If you call outside of working hours we will take your details and someone will call you back the next morning.

When you call, our Admissions staff will be happy to explain more about our programme and the costs of treatment and funding processes.

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Tax Relief

Self-funded clients from the Republic of Ireland may qualify to claim tax relief on the cost of their health expenses.

These can be their private health expenses, those of a family member or any individual’s, as long as they were paid for by the applicant claiming relief.

For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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  • How to Access Rehab With Health Insurance

    For those experiencing existing mental health conditions in Ireland, there are private medical insurers who can help you cover treatment. As addiction experts, we know that receiving the appropriate care and support when you have a mental health disorder is pivotal to attaining long-lasting recovery. Below, we will go through the various health insurance options to help you understand your options when it comes to seeking private residential care for substance abuse. Please note that there is no guarantee that you can be covered for all addiction problems as policies are always assessed on a case-by-case basis. Find Out More

  • My Loved One Doesn’t Want Help, What Do I Do?

    You can’t force someone to go to rehab. At the end of the day, it needs to be their decision because they are the ones that need to be open to turning their lives around. There are ways in which you can encourage someone to enter treatment, one of these ways is via an intervention with a trained interventionist, who facilitates an honest discussion between family members and the addict. This is something Smarmore Castle can arrange – contact us today.

  • Which Drugs Does Smarmore Castle Detox From?

    We can detox people from any drugs whether they are illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, ketamine; or prescription drugs such as benzodiazepines or zopiclone, oxycodone, zolpidem, klonopin, methadone, cannabis; and legal drugs such as alcohol.

  • How Long Is the Treatment Programme?

    Our treatment programme starts at 4 weeks and is flexible in length, giving you the opportunity to extend for a longer period if you need it.

  • Do You Treat Dual Diagnosis?

    All patients are reviewed by a consultant psychiatrist in the first week and we can diagnose and provide treatment for a number of co-occurring mental health conditions.

  • Do I Need to Be Abstinent Before Admission?

    Our medically managed detoxification with 24/7 medical cover means that we can perform complete and complex detoxes at Smarmore Castle. You don’t need to be abstinent before arrival.

  • How Do I Get To Rehab Safely?

    Smarmore Castle is one hour north of Dublin international airport, please speak to our advisors if you require collection from an airport.

    We can also arrange a ‘sober transport’ service with a trusted driver, from anywhere in Ireland or Northern Ireland, at an additional cost.

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