Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC), a flagship inpatient treatment center, is nationally-renowned for both our opiate-free, inpatient chronic pain treatment program and our complete continuum of addiction treatment programs. Since 2003, our experienced and compassionate staff at Las Vegas Recovery Center has helped thousands of individuals, families and concerned others discover recovery through our innovative and evidence-based treatments for addiction and chronic pain. Led by award winning doctor, author and CMO Mel Pohl, M.D., DFASAM, Las Vegas Recovery Center’s inpatient chronic pain treatment program and addiction treatment programs continue to influence many other respected and recognized treatment centers worldwide. Las Vegas Recovery Center is located in an intimate, residential setting located near the base of the Spring Mountains in Southern Nevada. It is always an honor to receive a referral from professionals in our community, across the country and around the world. We understand the trust that accompanies a referral and we will ensure comprehensive treatment is provided for your referred clients and their families. At Las Vegas Recovery Center, we understand there are many options available today and appreciate any opportunity to be of services. Collaboration of professionals in treating a client often lends itself to overall better outcomes. We believe in transparency thus we invite you to be part of the process during the course of treatment for your referral. If you are unfamiliar with our center and wish to speak to a representative, schedule a tour or receive brochures, please call [phone]. Anyone from our admissions or outreach offices is available to take your call 7 days a week! The following is a list that includes but is not limited to professionals and organizations that we commonly work with:

  • Labor Unions
  • Workers’ Comp
  • Insurance Providers
  • Pain Management Doctors
  • Other Addiction Treatment Centers
  • Surgeons
  • Psychiatric Hospitals
  • Chiropractors
  • Individual, Couples & Family Therapists
  • Adolescent Therapists
  • Interventionists
  • Judiciary Systems
  • Outpatient Programs
  • Residential Treatment Programs
  • 12-step organizations
  • Faith Based Institutions
  • General Medicine Practitioners
  • Hospitals
  • Joint Commission
  • Life Coaches
  • Medical Detox Centers

Our Referral Process

It is important we have as much information as possible about the client you are referring. Below you will find a sample list of clinical/medical information that will be extremely helpful for us. You can find the full version by visiting our online form. This form can be submitted on line or faxed to 702-515-1379

  • Patient name, age, sex
  • Is patient medically stable?
  • Pain Diagnosis, Surgical History
  • Axis I, Axis II, Axis III, Axis IV, Axis V
  • Medication dosage, reason for prescription, dates prescribed
  • History of SI, previous Suicide attempts or self mutilation
  • Immediate family contact information
  • Insurance plan and private pay ability

Because Las Vegas Recovery Center treats medically compromised and complex cases, additional medical records may be requested. This can include summaries from any other programs your client has participated in, surgeons, pain management specialists, MRI’s, and X-Rays. As many in our field are aware, many insurance companies provide less then favorable authorizations. The admissions office will be very upfront regarding this portion to prevent any surprises. Pre-authorizations for insurance can only be obtained once your referral as been assessed at our center. Authorizations for our Pain Recovery program are extremely rare and occur in less than 1% of our admissions. Please see the list of insurance companies that are “in-network” for us included workers compensation contracts. If your referral schedules an admission, please inform the admissions staff of the type of reporting you would prefer. This includes frequency of reports and the best way for you to receive them. An initial call from the intake department will occur to inform you the client has admitted. The admissions office will coordinate and ensure all clinical and medical information is delivered to the treatment team prior to your client’s admission. If you are an interventionist that is traveling with your referral to admission, we will ensure you are returned to the airport or a local hotel property of your choosing. Provided your referral signs appropriate releases, you will be given names and contact information for the client’s primary and secondary counselor within 24 hours of admission. Consistent communication will continue into discharge planning and actual discharge. If for someone reason you are not receiving updates from us, more than likely the client has revoked a previously signed release. In this instance, the matter becomes a clinical issue that will be addressed. If anytime during the admissions process you wish to speak to a managing member of our clinical or medical team, please inform the admissions office and that can be arranged. Typically Mel Pohl, MD (Chief Medical Officer), George Gatski, MBA, CADC (CEO) and Elaine Peneyra (Admissions Manager) are available to discuss referrals upon request.