REFERRALS & ADMISSIONS
Marworth admissions counselors are available to arrange admissions, facilitate transportation, schedule evaluations, and assist with insurance verifications. Individuals may self-refer to Marworth or be referred by family members, physicians, community-based drug and alcohol programs, employee assistant professionals, clergy, interventionists, or private therapists. Please call us at (800) 442-7722 to make admissions arrangements.
Whenever possible, inquiries should be made during regular hours to expedite verification of benefits. Once verified, the admissions counselor will arrange a convenient date and time for the new patient to be admitted.
Marworth is an approved alcohol and chemical dependency treatment provider for many managed care organizations and insurance plans. We explore every opportunity for payment options with the individual and his or her family.
Release of Information
We require the original signature of the patient and all sections checked or filled in appropriately on the release. The sections include:
- Name, date of birth, and social security number (top right corner)
- Person and/or organization receiving information with the address, phone number and fax number (if appropriate)
- What information is to be released (please be specific)
- Time period from where the records are being taken; mm/dd/yyyy to mm/dd/yyyy is the preferred format
- Purpose of disclosure
- Method of release
- Patient signature and date
- Witness signature and date
No information will be released unless the form is filled out in its entirety and considered to be valid. Invalid release forms will be returned and the patient will be asked to complete a new release form.
Return original release to Marworth, Medical Records Department, PO Box 36, Waverly, PA 18471. We will begin the transaction immediately upon receipt of proper authorization. We will bill for our services when applicable.
Please be aware that records are retained for a period of seven years from the date of discharge. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call us at (570) 563-1112. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 am.
Click Here to Download Release Form (Downloadable PDF)
Recovery from alcoholism and chemical dependency can be enhanced by how you dress and how you care for your personal hygiene. Personal grooming may be a therapeutic concern. Such issues will be addressed by staff. Appropriateness of all dress and accessories is subject to the discretion of the staff.
General Dress Guidelines
The way you dress can reflect your attitude about recovery. We would like you to wear comfortable, casual clothing, but not too casual. It is for this reason that we ask you not to wear shorts, or sweatpants. Sweatpants and shorts are, however, permitted in Recreation Therapy, but we ask that you change back into your other clothes as soon as Recreation Therapy is over and before you go to your next activity. Please follow these guidelines:
- Shirt and shoes must be worn at all times
- Undergarments must be worn at all times
- No hats, sweatbands, bandanas or dark glasses are to be worn indoors
- Nightclothes are not permitted outside patient rooms
- Do not borrow clothes or personal possessions from other patients
- Sexually explicit clothing
- Tattered and/or torn clothing
- Clothing suggestive of drugs or alcohol
- Low-cut blouses
- Spandex/tight fitting clothing, leggings, jeggings and yoga pants
- Cut-off pants or shirts
- See-through or mesh shirts or blouses
- Shorts, warm-up suits or sweatpants
- Halter or bare midriff tops
- Muscle shirts or tank tops
- Sleeveless T-shirts
- Concert/music shirts
During recreation therapy, the existing dress code will apply. However, the following exceptions will be made and allowed during recreation therapy:
- Shorts (must touch knee)
- Warm-up suits
- Sweatshirts and sweatpants - excluding spandex or stretch/tight-fitting sweatpants
- Sunglasses (outdoors only)
If you are wearing any of the above acceptable recreation therapy clothing, be sure to allow yourself time to change directly before and directly after recreation therapy before going to meals or any other treatment activity. Sweats and warm-up suits are allowed during the Friday night social and Sunday night movie.
What to pack
For patients who are in residential addiction treatment, it is important to pack a 5-day supply of comfortable, casual, washable clothing. Please limit luggage to one suitcase and an overnight bag. Also, please note that patients who smoke must bring their own supply of cigarettes
5-7 days worth of machine washable, casual clothing
(Please note, this is due to limited closet space and is not indicative of length of stay.)
Washers, dryers, and laundry detergent are provided free of charge.
Cigarettes or tobacco products: Cigarettes and unopened chewing tobacco are permitted. Pack enough to last the full length of stay.
- No loose tobacco or rolling papers.
- Please note: No cigarette or tobacco products are sold on the premises. So patients should pack enough to last their length of stay. Staff is unable to purchase products for patients..
Insurance card and photo id (if available)
Calling cards: For pay phone use.
* Please note: Cell phones are NOT permitted. If a patient brings a cell phone, it will be secured in a safe and the patient will not have access to it during their stay.
Spending money: You may want to bring a small amount of spending money for the soda machines and gift store. Typically $20-50 is enough.
- Debit and credit cards can be used to purchase items in the store but can not be used for “cash back.”
- Checks made payable to “Marworth” may be cashed for up to $25.
- The gift store sells recovery-related reading material, candy, stamps and incidentals.
- There is a safe available to secure valuables.
What NOT to pack
NO Medications: This includes prescription medications and over-the-counter medications or supplements.
- During treatment at Marworth, patients will be given medications deemed appropriate by Marworth physicians.
- If a patient brings medications, any potentially addictive substances will be thrown away.
NO pillows, blankets, towels, Snuggies, stuffed animals
NO electronic devices: This includes radios, lap tops, MP3 players, iPods, e-books/e-readers, televisions, cameras, DVD player, CD or cassette players, hand-held games, etc.
• A non-musical alarm clock or watch is permitted.
NO cell phones are permitted to be used in treatment.
• If a patient brings a cell phone, it will be secured in the safe and the patient will not have access to it during treatment.
NO outside food items: This includes candy and gum.
• All meals and snacks are provided and the gift store has additional items available for purchase.
NO reading material: The only outside reading material permitted are religious books or 12-step oriented reading material.
NO baseball hats.
• Winter caps may be worn outside during colder weather but are not permitted in the building.
NO art supplies or musical instruments.
• These items are provided during the appropriate therapeutic settings.
NO purses or backpacks.
NO loose tobacco or rolling papers.
• Cigarettes and unopened chewing tobacco are permitted. Pack enough to last the full length of stay, as no cigarette or tobacco products are sold on campus.
PackagesPackages for patients will NOT be accepted at Marworth once someone is admitted. This includes packages delivered by mail or brought during Sunday/Monday visitation.