I think Pine River is the right choice for my family. What do I do now?
The first step is to complete a secure, online admissions inquiry through our website, which you can access by clicking here.
You can also call our Admissions Director, Amanda Rodgers, at 519-925-9225 ext. 102.
Our Admissions Team will work with you to determine if Pine River is the best option for your child and family. We try to make the admissions process as easy as possible, while making sure we gather enough information to help us take the best possible care of your family. If Pine River seems like a good fit after our initial contact, we’ll ask you to help us complete a detailed child and family history, collect academic reports and transcripts, and any relevant medical reports. We may want to connect with other professionals who have worked with your child – therapists, doctors, and teachers. And we want to meet you and for you to meet us – ideally in person at our campus, and at the very least by videoconference. Our Admissions Team will work through all of these details with you, and answer any questions you may have.
Pine River is a not-for-profit, fee-for-service program. 29 of our beds are funded by the Ontario Ministries of Health and Long-Term Care and Education. All basic costs of treatment for Ontario students occupying these beds are covered. These Ontario families will be responsible for a monthly fee of $625 to cover program costs not covered by the MOHLTC and MOEd. Examples of some of the non-funded services are the Family Program including parent retreats, transportation and activity fees.
Pine River Institute also offers a small number of beds not funded by the Ontario government for a fee of $448/day. These are available to any family, including those outside of Ontario and Canada. We recognize that this represents a major financial commitment, and offer bursaries to the extent made possible by our fundraising efforts. Please ask us about this option.
“My memories of Pine River are not just about substance groups and therapy sessions. They are about ducks and chickens and cooking lessons. They are about outdoor skating rinks and vegetable gardens and playing soccer with all the staff and students. I cannot begin to tell you how Pine River changed my life, but I truly believe they saved it. They gave me my life back.”
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