Client Frequently Asked Questions | Clearfork Academy


Please see below for our frequently asked questions. If you have a question that is not covered here, please feel free to contact us.

What are the ages of boys in treatment?

Clearfork Academy works with boys between the ages of 13 and 18 years old.

Will insurance cover my treatment?

That depends on your insurance. For a list of providers we work with, check out the “How To Pay For It” page. Even if we have worked with your insurance company in the past, individual coverage varies, so check with your agent to find out specifics.

Will I have a roommate?

Yes. You will have a roommate. Philosophically we believe in the power of community. With that being said some rooms only have 3 to a room while others have 6. Don’t be surprised if you develop great friendships with the other guys in the program.

Is there a typical length of stay?

Our program is designed to be 90 days in length. We know that short term fixes are just that… All residents will be assessed weekly basis to ensure we’re providing the right level of treatment. Sometimes those assessments will require a shorter length of stay and sometimes longer. We’ll treat each teen specially and uniquely.

Do most of the teens have a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder?

It’s not uncommon for the teens at Clearfork Academy to have a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder. Substance abuse has been known to trigger or exacerbate existing mental health issues and vice versa. That being said, you can’t really generalize our boys. They’re all fearfully and wonderfully made creations of a loving God.

Can I bring my laptop, cell phone, or other electronics? What items are not allowed?

No. We don’t allow any of our residents to bring electronics. Click here to see the lists of What To Bring and What Not To Bring.

Will I have access to a phone or internet?

Yes, you will have access to a phone and the Internet. These times will be scheduled and at the staff’s discretion.

Does Clearfork Academy have medical staff onsite?

There are medical staff on site during the daytime hours to monitor and distribute prescription medications to those needing them.

Are residents allowed to have visitors?

We have a specific visitation policy in place. No resident is allowed visitors within the first seven days of their stay, and all visitors after that must be approved by the staff. Click here to see our visitation policy.

I am not a Christian. Will I feel out of place?

We are unapologetic about being a Christ-centered program, but it is our sincere hope that everyone within our program feels accepted and cared for.

Can I leave if I don't like treatment?

We are not a lock down facility, so, yes. However, we suggest communication early and often when something seems out of place or if you sense Clearfork Academy is not a good fit. We want what is best for you!

Do you provide financial aid?

Clearfork Academy has done its absolute best to provide a premier program at an affordable cost. We are unable to provide financial aid at this time. We have several referral options for helping to reduce the cost of the program. Please do not let finances be the deciding factor for your loved one. We are dedicated to helping families first.

How do I maintain my education?

The University of Texas-University Charter School (UT-UCS) is a charter school within a division of K-12 education. Clients are provided enrollment in an individualized education system that fulfills their specialized learning needs at Clearfork Academy’s on-site learning center. Our highly skilled faculty, staff, and administrators are required to hold specific education certifications that are recognized by the Texas Education Association in addition to subject-area certifications. While maintaining small classroom sizes and aligning with our core values we strive to achieve academic, social and emotional excellence to fully prepare your teen for reintegration into a public school setting. We aim to ensure your teen reaches their maximum academic potential as part of their New Legacy.

Why should I travel to Clearfork Academy?

It is our experience that relocation can be very beneficial to the teen and family. With today’s technology, reconnection to the family can be instant and seamless.

Who will be treating my child?

Each teen will be treated by a licensed MD, a masters level therapist, and a licensed chemical dependency counselor. The team members of Clearfork Academy have been hand picked by the Founder and CEO to ensure the best quality of services for your child.

Do you provide gender specific treatment?

Yes. Currently, Clearfork Academy only treats boys between the ages of 13 and 18. We provide gender-specific treatment because it allows our ‘boys to be boys’ without the distractions that can arise from co-mingling.

Do you offer family therapy?

Yes! Family therapy is an integral part of treatment at Clearfork. Weekend events and conferences serve families as they help their loved one break the grips of addiction from a family systems approach.

What happens after residential treatment?

Some would say that treatment and recovery are totally different concepts. Treatment begins the process of recovery and the aftercare planning process begins on the first day of treatment. It is our goal to have each teen graduate with a specific blueprint for his success in life.

Will my information be protected?

Absolutely. All clinical services are protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.

We accept most major insurance plans, including:

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"My son is now 45 days in and thanks to the hands on attention and treatment philosophy of the counselors at Clearfork, he has a future and the sky is the limit for him. I feel Clear Fork has saved my sons life! If you have a son struggling, I strongly suggest Clearfork."

- Cindy C., Parent

"Such a beautiful place, ran by beautiful people! Anyone would be lucky to receive treatment by the cream of the crop professional team they have here!"

- Katie K.

"My communication with the staff on the other end of the phone has been just amazing. The staff at Clearfork Academy are truly concerned. There is immediate reply to communication and true understanding for the situation. Thank you for caring and professionalism."

- Amber P.

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