Admissions Requirements


Who Can Stay With Us?

Residents must:

1. Be age 18 or over.


2. Have a primary diagnosis of a substance abuse disorder.

3. Have completed detoxification in a formal hospital or clinical setting or have remained alcohol and drug-free for at least three days prior to admission. REMMSCO does not allow the use of any maintenance drugs while in our program. Detox must include ending these drug therapies.

4. Be unemployed or on medical leave long-term. 

5. Not have private insurance coverage.

6. Be a resident of a North Carolina county covered by Cardinal Innovations Manage Care Organizations, which includes the following counties:   

  • Alamance
  • Caswell
  • Franklin
  • Granville
  • Halifax
  • Vance
  • Warren
  • Mecklenburg
  • Orange
  • Person
  • Chatham
  • Cabarrus
  • Davidson
  • Rowan
  • Stanly
  • Union
  • Forsyth
  • Davie
  • Stokes
  • Rockingham

7. Be able to commit to a six month to one year residential stay in a group home.

8. Not have any open warrants for arrest or be a registered sex offender.

9. Have a negative Tuberculosis test within the last year and be able to provide the results by the time of admission.

10. Be ambulatory and physically able to participate in the program and its requirements.

11. Not pregnant if female. We will make a referral to another program.

12. Employment is not allowed until several months of education and treatment is completed.


How to Apply

Steps to Take Before Admission


1. Screening Form

Complete and fax a screening form (available for download below) to the REMMSCO, Inc. main office at (336) 342-9506.

2. Phone Interview

Schedule and complete a phone interview with the Executive Director of REMMSCO, Inc. through the main office telephone number at (336) 342-9504.

3. Physician's Statement

Have a physical performed by a licensed physician or in a hospital setting. Have the physician complete and sign the physician's statement (available for download below) certifying your ability to participate in the REMMSCO program. 

The physician's statement must include details of medication requirements. These medications must be cleared with the Executive Director of REMMSCO, Inc. The REMMSCO program does not accept residents who are on opiate maintenance drugs such as suboxone or methodone. 

Fax the completed and signed physician's statement to the REMMSCO, Inc. main office at (336) 342-9506.

4. TB Test

If the resident has not received a Tuberculosis test within the past year, have a test completed before admission. 

Fax Tuberculosis test results to the REMMSCO, Inc. main office at (336) 342-9506.

5. Intake

The Executive Director will contact you and tell you whether you have been cleared for admission and set the date and time for the admissions intake.

The completed screening form, physician's statement, and Tuberculosis test results should be faxed to the REMMSCO, Inc. main office at (336) 342-9506. The screening form and physician's statement forms are available for download at the bottom of this page.

The phone interview should be scheduled and conducted through the REMMSCO, Inc. main office number at (336) 342-9504.




REMMSCO, Inc. does not accept private insurance payments. We are funded through a combination of North Carolina state block grants and resident fee payments. Medicaid and Medicare coverage for personal medical costs are allowed. 

1. A $300 admissions fee is due from residents at intake in the form of cash or money order. REMMSCO staff will work with clients on how to meet this commitment. It is our goal that no person be refused residency solely based on an inability to pay fees. 

2. The Executive Director will apply for state block grant Substance abuse funding at admission intake to supplement the cost of residential treatment. 

If the resident has an income such as disability payments, social security, or other income, an administrative fee of 40% of any net income for up to $400 a month maximum will be charged.

3. All residents apply for Food and Nutrition Services (Food Stamps) with the help of REMMSCO staff after admission. Any benefits are pooled to help pay for the total food and nutrition cost of each house.

What to Bring to Your Intake

1. Tuberculosis test results (if these have not previously been faxed.)

2. Identification

  • Photo ID (state ID, driver's license, passport etc.)
  • Social security card (if available)
  • Medicaid and/or Medicare card

3. Medications

  • A 30-day supply of medications matching those listed on the physician's statement as ordered by a physician and cleared by the Executive Director.
  • Any over-the-counter medications not listed in the physican's statement will be confiscated.
  • All approved medications will be secured and administered in the staff office by the staff on duty.

4. Money

  • The admissions fee of $300 in the form of cash or money order.
  • Personal spending money. Do not, however, bring large sums of money, jewelry, or other valuables, as REMMSCO, Inc. will not be responsible for articles lost, stolen, or damaged during the time of residency.

5. Clothing

  • At least 5 days' worth casual clothing.
  • Conservative night wear. A robe and slippers are encouraged.
  • Shoes and work clothes appropriate for gardening and yard work.
  • Dress clothes for formal events such as church services, if desired.
  • Do not bring tanktops, body shirts, sleeveless shirts, crop tops, low-cut tops, skirts or shorts that are not at least fingertip length, or clothing with inappropriate words or symbols.
  • Leggings are not acceptable unless a skirt or pants going to at least fingertip length is being worn over them.

6. Toiletries and Bedding

  • Bring personal items and toiletries such as deodorant, shampoo, or shaving tools. Anything with alcohol content such as mouthwash will be confiscated. Anything that could be used as a weapon, such as pocket knives or straight razors will also be confiscated.
  • Do not bring bedding or towels. These will be provided.
  • You may bring your own pillow and washcloths, but these will be provided.

7. Furniture and Appliances

  • Do not bring furniture or appliances such as microwaves and blenders.
  • You may bring small CD players, radios, clocks, or other small items such as pictures for your room.

8. Electronics

  • You may bring your cell phone, laptop, and other small electronics.
  • Use of cell phones and other electronic communication devices will be restricted for the first seven days of residence. Some limitations and restrictions will apply after this period in the interest of conscientiousness and client confidentiality, e.g. during recovery meetings.

9. Vehicles

  • Automobiles are permitted on an individual basis, as transportation will be provided by one of our staff members, who are available 24 hours a day.

10. Pets

  • No pets or other animals are permitted.

Do not bring large sums of money, jewelry, or other valuables. REMMSCO, Inc. will not be responsible for articles lost, stolen, or damaged during the time of residency. 


Admissions Forms

Physician's Statement (doc)


REMMSCO Screening Form (docx)