The Recovery Village Palm Beach Welcome Guide

On behalf of everyone at The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health, congratulations on taking the first step toward a healthier you. This guide will introduce you to our treatment center and programs and answer some of your most pressing questions before your arrival. From what to pack to the different levels of care offered at our center, knowing what to expect can make your transition easier. We are excited to welcome you and are honored to be a part of your recovery process — we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Important Notice Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are closely monitoring all developments associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of all patients, employees and the communities we serve. Your cooperation during this time is greatly appreciated.

Please note the following updates:

Face Mask Policy:
Following the latest CDC recommendations for controlling the spread of COVID-19, all patients and employees will be required to wear a face mask while at the facility.

Screening Policy:
ARS facilities are following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, and we have strong infection control policies, procedures and systems in place. As recommended by the CDC, our clinicians are screening all patients and employees for fever, respiratory symptoms and for travel to/from China and other affected locations within a month prior to symptom onset.

A pre-admission acceptance is a preliminary determination that indicates you are appropriate for admission to our facility. Based on your presentation upon arrival or during your stay, it may be determined that a different facility may be more appropriate.

Visitation Policy:
For the safety of all patients, family members, visitors and staff, ARS has temporarily suspended visitation at our facilities. Staff will provide alternatives for maintaining contact with loved ones during this time as we know how important the support of friends and family is to your recovery.

Offsite Travel & Activities Policy:
For the safety of all patients, Advanced Recovery Systems is actively restricting offsite travel and activities until further notice.

Questions or Concerns?
If you have questions or further concerns about any of our policy updates, please check back frequently, or you can reach out directly by calling 855-387-3291.

Next Steps

Now that you’ve decided to begin treatment at The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health, it’s time to prepare for your stay. Knowing what to bring, what to leave behind and how to reach our Palm Beach center are fundamental first steps to beginning your recovery journey. This guide ensures you have everything you need while you’re with us, so you can focus on what’s really important — getting better.

What to Bring

We recommend that new residents pack the following items for treatment:

  • Two-weeks worth of season-appropriate clothing
  • Comfortable sleepwear
  • One-piece swimsuits for ladies, knee-length board shorts for men
  • Toothbrush, unopened toothpaste, and alcohol-free mouthwash
  • A sweater or jacket for indoors
  • Unopened shampoo and conditioner
  • Unopened sunscreen
  • Unopened face wash and moisturizer
  • Unopened lotion
  • Unopened lip balm
  • Unopened feminine products

What Not to Bring

Items not permitted include:

  • Drug or alcohol paraphernalia
  • Drugs or alcohol
  • Computers
  • Tablets
  • Cameras or handheld video or tape recorders
  • Electronic devices with cameras or internet access, including e-readers and smartwatches
  • Products that contain alcohol (mouthwash, hand sanitizer, etc.)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Vaporizers (vaping devices, vapes)
  • Dental floss (dental floss will be provided)
  • Opened toiletry products
  • Weapons (including pocket knives)
  • Clothing depicting drugs, drug paraphernalia, explicit language or images

Travel Details

Wherever you’re coming from, intake coordinators at The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health can help ensure you arrive at our center in a timely and safe manner. During the admissions process, all necessary travel accommodations are booked and confirmed by you or your loved ones. If you’re traveling by air, transportation to the center from the airport is provided.

Expectations After Arrival

To ensure the safety and sobriety of both new and current patients, each resident must consent to a search of both their belongings and person upon arrival at The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health. During this search, staff members will collect any items not permitted during treatment and store them in a safe and secure place until your stay is over. Additional searches may be conducted throughout your time at The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health to ensure health and safety.

Phone Use

Because healing is your first priority, keeping distractions to a minimum is key for recovery. Upon arrival, each client’s cell phone will be securely stored and may be signed in and out during specific therapy sessions or times. Following a 72-hour adjustment period after arriving at the facility, clients may be allowed to use the facility phone at specified times during non-clinical hours.

The Facility

The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health is an ideal place to begin your recovery. Warm weather much of the year and a broad range of therapeutic activities provide a relaxing and enriching setting for self-discovery, acceptance and healing. Comforting amenities, food and treatment options ensure a focus on healing.

Amenities and Therapies

An extensive array of on-site and off-site amenities is part of what makes The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health so unique. Amenities and activities may include*:

  • Multiple lounges with televisions
  • Two fully equipped gyms
  • Electronic games
  • Computer lab (coming soon for outpatient use only)
  • Basketball courts
  • Sand volleyball
  • Swimming pool (coming soon)
  • Horseshoe pit
  • Frisbee golf

*Activities may change from time to time or from season to season. Your access to these amenities varies depending on situational medical recommendations.

Gym at TRVPB


Every day, in-house chefs prepare, plan and serve three nutritious meals for all residents at The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health. Typically, you will have a few different meals to choose from for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with vegetarian and vegan options available. The center also provides snacks throughout the day. No outside snacks or meals are permitted. If you have any food allergies, please let us know before you arrive at the center so we can appropriately accommodate these needs.

Sleeping Arrangements

Rooms at The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health provide you with a comfortable place to rest during your recovery. The center includes two beds per room as well as one shared bathroom in each room. The number of residents in each room may vary depending on your individual treatment stage and care needs.

A Day in the Life

Your days at The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health will be spent learning how to build a new life in recovery. You’ll find new hobbies, make lasting connections with others and rediscover your own personal interests without relying on drugs or alcohol.

As you move through the different levels of care, your daily life will change as you gain new insight and advance through treatment. Depending on the level of care, your day may include group and individual therapy sessions, medical consultations, recreational activities and more.

Types of Therapy

During your stay, you’ll participate in a variety of personalized therapy sessions. These sessions are designed to help you begin recovery by recognizing and overcoming triggers, past struggles and current pain points. Your treatment may include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Recreational therapy

Family Visits and Therapy

During treatment, it’s important to reconcile with yourself and your family. While some people do better with long-distance family interactions, others may prefer to stay in contact with parents, spouses or other family members. Because connecting with your past is so important, opportunities are provided for clients to speak with family members as clinically appropriate. Family therapy sessions may also be held on a regular basis, depending on individual desire and need.

Off-Site Visits

While the majority of your treatment will take place at The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health, there are off-site opportunities for those in the appropriate levels of care. Off-site visits and activities may vary between residential, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs.

Update on Offsite Travel & Activities Policy: For the safety of all patients, Advanced Recovery Systems is actively restricting offsite travel and activities until further notice.

Smoke Breaks

The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health allows residents to take periodic smoke breaks during designated times. The timing and frequency of these breaks is determined based on situational medical recommendations and programming. Vaping is not permitted at The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health.

The Treatment Process

There are a variety of treatment programs at The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health, ranging from around-the-clock medical detox and residential care to outpatient programming. Treatment programs vary based on your unique needs. Treatment often starts with medical detox, an intensive process that typically lasts between five and 10 days. From there, you’ll either move to residential care, partial hospitalization or outpatient care, where you’ll continue treatment before formulating an aftercare plan with your medical team.

The entire treatment process varies in length but often lasts between 35 and 45 days. Some programs may be shorter or longer. After treatment, you’ll have the option to transfer to sober living housing or return home after being provided an array of aftercare resources. Your treatment may include:

  • Medical Detox
  • Residential Treatment
  • Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Outpatient Services
  • Aftercare Planning

Medically Assisted Treatment

Depending on the substance, quitting cold turkey can be dangerous and life-threatening. That’s why The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health provides a regulated medical detox plan and 24-hour care for those in residential treatment. Individualized clinical care and tapering based on individual medical recommendations ensure that you have a healthy and comfortable transition. Before leaving The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health, our staff will provide a list of local resources and clinics for continuous care as you start your substance-free life.

Alumni Program

During treatment, you’ll become a part of a dynamic family of physicians, treatment specialists and recovering patients. That camaraderie doesn’t end when you leave The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health. After treatment, you’ll have access to a nationwide alumni network of other former patients to help keep you sober and accountable. Staying connected with others who understand your struggle with virtual and in-person meetups can be a strategic and essential part of continuous recovery.

Our Program

To meet the needs of our local communities, programs at The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health reflect the culture of South Florida and its residents. Our facility proudly welcomes people from all backgrounds, and we customize treatment plans to meet a variety of mental and physical needs, including those of military veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, the elderly and more.

Our Team

David Sloan

David Sloan

Clinical Director


As an integral part of the leadership team at The Recovery Village Palm Beach, David Sloan draws on his experience as a clinical director for various treatment facilities since 2014. As a manager, he is responsible for leading therapists, counselors and behavioral health technicians. His...

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Rachel Rohaidy

Rachel Rohaidy

Medical Director


Rachel Rohaidy, M.D., specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental, addictive and emotional disorders and provides confidential and compassionate care to people seeking help during crises. She is highly trained in the biological, psychological and social components of...

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Joe Fiorello

Joe Fiorello

Senior Outreach Coordinator

With over 13 years of experience in the field of substance abuse and addiction, Joe brings expertise and compassion to his role as the Senior Community Outreach Coordinator at The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health. When Joe first learned about Advanced Recovery Systems’...

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James Drury

James Drury

Medical Director


Dr. Drury has been involved in the care and treatment of children, adolescents and adults with mental health and substance abuse issues for over 30 years as a psychiatric attendant, registered nurse, and psychiatrist. He is actively involved in the care and...

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Sarah Hawkins

Sarah Hawkins

Executive Director


Sarah Hawkins is the Executive Director at The Recovery Village at Baptist Health. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of behavioral health, both as a provider of services and an administrator of the system of care. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from...

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Monique McCalla

Monique McCalla

Director of Nursing

Monique McCalla has worked as a nurse for 14 years. She began her career in medical-surgical units and has worked passionately in substance abuse treatment for eight years. Monique brings compassion and a deep respect for people’s differences to her work in this field. She is grateful to...

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Kevin Wandler

Kevin Wandler

Chief Medical Officer


Kevin Wandler is the chief medical officer at Advanced Recovery Systems. With more than 30 years of experience in addiction medicine, Kevin ensures that the latest research-based techniques in addiction treatment are being used. He is certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine and...

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Insurance and Your Obligation During Treatment

Many health insurance plans require out-of-pocket costs in order to access your healthcare benefits. These expenses may include Deductibles, Co-Pays, Coinsurance % and Maximum Out-of-Pocket Expenses (collectively, the “Patient Responsibility”).

Your individual Patient Responsibility may vary based on a number of factors including:

  • Your individual benefits plan
  • Length of stay at the facility
  • Type of services received during treatment
  • Other services offered at the facility, but not covered by your insurance provider (such as lab tests, non-covered prescriptions, etc.)
  • Reasonable boarding fees should you decide to stay with the facility for treatment at outpatient levels of care.

A staff member will review your Patient Responsibility with you at the time of admission or as soon as possible once you are medically stable. They will explain that the deductible is due upon admittance to the facility and the co-insurance amount and out-of-pocket balance will be billed and paid for after treatment once services are complete. On-site financial counselors will again review your financial responsibility during treatment with case managers who can help you navigate FMLA.

It is your responsibility to check with your insurance provider prior to admitting at The Recovery Village to understand your individual benefits plan. Please note that your insurance plan may not be a “participating provider” with The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health. You are responsible for all non-covered and out-of-pocket costs related to your treatment stay.

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