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Resident Needs


Most residents receive a weekly allowance paid for by the family. This amount is determined by the resident and their family. The allowance is billed in the statement for the coming month.

Health Insurance:

If a resident has health insurance, please bring the health insurance card. This information is very important if a resident needs to see a medical doctor, dentist, or has to go to the hospital. It is the responsibility of the resident or family member to provide this information at the time of admission.

Some residents come with Medicaid or Medicare or are eligible for these programs. Spring Lake Ranch needs to be aware of this information as well. Medicaid/Medicare does not cover the cost of residential treatment. If a resident has out-of-state Medicaid we will need to apply for Medicaid in VT in order for the costs of medication, medical visits, and lab work to be covered.


The Ranch works primarily with one pharmacy in Rutland, and does not cover pharmacy bills. We assist families to arrange for payment directly to the pharmacy at the time of admission. Whenever possible, the pharmacy will bill the resident’s health insurance

Medical Doctor Visits:

Spring Lake Ranch has a full-time nurse who is responsible for coordinating a resident’s doctor visits. If the resident has health insurance we will pass that information on to the doctor’s office.


In the event additional specialty therapy is needed, requested, or recommended, the Ranch can assist in finding local therapists. However, such treatment is considered to be separate from the Ranch program and will be treated in the same way as medical doctor visits.

I recall receiving a Worker of the Month award. The crew leader said she initially wondered if I would even show up for crew, but in the end the crew leader was able to leave me in charge of the crew. I felt very good about this, and took pride in the hard work.


CARF Accredited: Spring Lake Ranch programs are CARF accredited. The CARF accreditation signals our commitment to continually improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving the community.

Spring Lake Ranch is a member of the American Residential Treatment Association (ARTA). ARTA members are dedicated to providing extraordinary care to adults with mental illness.