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Yes, Wayside has a Primary Care Team including a Medical Doctor, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatrist and nursing staff available for clients. We also have many referral partners to meet your individualized medical and dental needs. Wayside’s medical staff can also provide medication-assisted treatment and assist with medication management.

Yes, you can. You must show proof of insurance, and a valid driver’s license. You may not be allowed to use your car all the time. This will be determined with your counselor.

Yes. If you attend one of our Outpatient Programs or longer-term residential treatment, then you certainly can arrange school, work, and other life-related obligations around your appointments and programming.

Note: Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, passes are allowed on a limited basis and primarily for urgent medical needs.
It depends on what phase of the program you are in. If you are in intensive residential treatment, you will be allowed to go on passes after 30 days of living at Wayside. If you are at the low to medium intensive residential treatment, you can usually leave the building after 72 hours and after one week, you can go out on your own.

Wayside welcomes visits from family, friends, children and other loved ones during residential treatment. Learn more at Visiting Wayside.

Wayside accepts women regardless of their ability to pay for treatment and will work with you on what payment/insurance option is right for you. Your method of payment will be discussed during your intake assessment. Wayside accepts all major insurance providers and Medicaid. If you are someone with limited income or resources, you may be eligible for public assistance and/or MNsure, (link to MNsure). Wayside staff is here to help you navigate to find your best payment option. Learn more about Payment Options.

Wayside offers individualized, culturally responsive treatment to every woman who walks through our doors. This includes access to providers representative of your community and referrals for additional services you may request to support you while in our care. Currently, women who identify as Indigenous or African American represent the two largest cultural communities that access services at Wayside. Learn more about our culturally responsive care at Comparing Treatments.

If you are looking for someone with a warrant, who might be in treatment at Wayside, you should contact that person directly. Federal Confidentiality Regulations advise that a warrant for arrest is not enough reason for us to give out confidential information. If you want to know if someone is here, you will need a court order signed by a judge.