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Admissions Details


Admissions Phone: 970-759-8324
Our compassionate and highly skilled admissions team is available to answer your questions and support you in making the best decision possible for yourself or your loved one.


Open Sky enrolls students 7-days per week, 365 days-per year. Emergency admits (within 24-hours of application) may also be accommodated.

Application and Enrollment Process

Once your application is received, Open Sky’s admissions team will conduct a comprehensive application review. Each applicant is thoroughly evaluated by our clinical and medical teams to determine appropriateness for the program. An admissions counselor will contact you regarding acceptance within 24 hours (in most cases). Upon acceptance, you will be asked to complete additional enrollment release forms in preparation for admission. Ready to apply?

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Following review and approval of your application, you will need to complete some additional information for enrollment. At this stage, your Admissions Counselor will provide access to our online Enrollment Portal.

Cost and Length of Stay

Open Sky is a private pay treatment center; we do not receive insurance reimbursement for our services. Additional details on insurance are provided below. The program’s total cost encompasses a daily rate for the length of the stay and other program-specific fees. Families can anticipate an average length of stay between 9 to 12 weeks. Please contact the Open Sky Admissions Team (970-759-8324 ) to discuss tuition and financing options.


Open Sky is a private pay treatment center; we do not receive insurance reimbursement for our services. It is the sole responsibility of the family to coordinate possible insurance reimbursement directly with the student’s healthcare insurer. If you are considering seeking insurance reimbursement for our program costs, we strongly recommend you work with an Insurance Advocate. Open Sky is an expert on providing a powerful, transformative experience for our students and their families. Insurance Advocates are experts on insurance claims processing and reimbursement.

While not a guarantee, families are increasingly being reimbursed for a portion of program costs. It is worthwhile to have a professional review your policy to understand what reimbursement you may anticipate. Insurance Advocates specialize in managing health insurance claims to help you develop and implement a strategy to achieve maximum coverage. They will provide a free initial consultation, perform a verification of benefits, support any preauthorization requirements, and address all correspondence with your insurance company including coding, claim creation, electronic claim submission, corrections, appeals, and denials.

Families that attempt to process claims on their own are typically denied coverage. We strongly recommend families work with an Insurance Advocate that offer experienced professionals and services to navigate the nuances of your insurance plan and the claims process. During the admissions process, Open Sky can provide you with more information about these services. If you have any questions, please contact our Admissions Team.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarship and financing options may be available for qualified families. Please contact an admissions counselor for more information.

Open Sky is pleased to partner with Sky’s the Limit Fund, a non-profit organization that selectively awards scholarships to wilderness therapy students.

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Another available resource is American HealthCare Lending. With over $5 Billion funded and over 300,000 applicants serviced through their lenders, American Lending is a name and a program you can trust.

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American HealthCare Lending offers the following benefits:

  • Immediate decisions for loans under $35,000
  • Term options out to 84 months (affordable monthly payments)
  • No collateral required
  • No prepayment penalties
  • Fast and easy application process
  • 100% Confidential