Wilderness Therapy Admissions

If what you have read so far resonates with you as something that might help you, please give me a call at 866-542-2252 at any time. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about our wilderness therapy program in general, or Elements Traverse in particular. If you are not a fit, I will tell you why so that you can be even better equipped to find the best treatment option for you.

To expedite the admissions review process, you may wish to send in a completed application immediately. Just go to our admissions portal, create a new account, and begin filling out the application. You can save your progress and come back to it at any time. Upon completion, submit the application and begin filling out the supplemental pages. The supplemental pages will need to be hand-written and either faxed, or scanned and emailed.

Good luck as you search for solutions. Having done this work for many years, I can tell you with confidence—there is hope.


John Karren, Co-Owner & Admissions Director


Immediate Assistance is Available

We understand the urgency of your situation, and that you may need quick placement into our program.

A member of our Admissions Team is typically available at 866-542-2252 most hours of the day, 24/7, 365 days a year. Should we be unavailable, we will return your call as soon as possible. Please reach out any time.

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Insurance and Financial Options

Here at Elements, we believe that access to behavioral and mental healthcare is as fundamental as access to medical care. However, limitations of working with insurance companies mean that we work on a reimbursement basis, where families pay tuition costs up front and then apply for reimbursement after treatment is complete.

It is at that point that we give families a “superbill” which breaks out the cost of therapies provided from the cost of residential care. Coverage amount varies from plan to plan and state to state, but most families with health insurance will at least see some reimbursement for the cost of therapies provided by and under the supervision of our licensed clinicians, whereas others may see reimbursement for costs related to the residential portion of our treatment.

With all the research we have done to prove the efficacy of wilderness therapy (professionally termed Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare), coupled with the Mental Health Parity Act, families are seeing more reimbursement than ever. The following two companies dedicate their profession to helping families see returns on the cost of treatment.

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In order to help families access the resources to pay the up front cost of treatment, we have also developed a relationship with a healthcare lending institution, Prosper Healthcare. Please click the link below to see their brochure.

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Please do not hesitate to contact us directly to discuss your family’s situation.

Frequently Asked Questions