Yes. The Bridge partners with a third-party insurance coverage expert to help you figure out coverage with your provider. On most plans, residential treatment coverage is partial, but some providers may offer full coverage.
We are committed to making our recovery program accessible to as many people as possible. Our insurance advocate will fight to get you the best coverage that your plan will allow. We cannot guarantee coverage under every plan.
The Bridge Recovery Center is Joint Commission Accredited.
The Bridge Recovery program is a three-week retreat with full accommodations in the sunny and peaceful desert just outside of St. George, Utah. We’ve helped people of all ages and backgrounds rejuvenate their mind and body through our structured program of proven clinical and holistic methodologies. Many of our guests make more progress towards recovery in three weeks at The Bridge than years of outpatient therapy.
All meals, housing, therapies and activities are included. We limit each retreat session to 15 people to ensure each guest receives our full attention and one-on-one personalized care. Our whole-person approach to recovery delivers a healing, lasting and memorable experience for all our guests. Our program is overseen by an experienced team of physicians, therapists, counselors, mental health experts, fitness trainers, lifestyle coaches and holistic healers.
The Bridge Recovery Center helps people with chronic health conditions that are persistent and have not been properly diagnosed or treated by traditional medical care. Often these are conditions effect the whole mind and body.
The staff & providers have many years of experience helping guests with difficult and multi-faceted chronic conditions and mental health disorders including:
Yes. Healing is possible! Over the past 21 years, we've helped hundreds of guests make major progress towards health recovery.
For people who've struggled to make progress through traditional and clinical means, our whole-mind-and-body approach has made all the difference.
While individual results vary, virtually every one of our guests leave with positive results.
All guests have their own room and enjoy healthy chef-prepared meals for the entirety of their stay. We have a resort-size outdoor swimming pool and comfortable common areas. Views of the desert and mountains around St. George are in abundance.
- Private room similar to a four-star hotel
- Healthy, chef-prepared meals
- Resort-size swimming pool
- Many comfortable commons areas
- Lots of open outdoor space
- Beautiful trails and scenic mountain views
All guests receive a physician consultation and bloodwork and are offered additional clinical support including medication and substance counseling, clinical psychology, pain management and skills training.
We offer guests a variety of therapy and counseling sessions including one-on-one therapy sessions, relationship counseling, meditation and deep sleep training, physical therapy, daily massage, acupuncture, chiropractic and personal training.
- Full Blood Work
- Physical Evaluation
- Clinical Psychology
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- Personal Relationship Training
- Pain Management Training
- Medication and Prescription Management
- Massage Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Personal Fitness Training
- Life Coaching & Planning
- Diet Coaching
Guests enjoy many different holistic activities at The Bridge to revitalize the mind, body and spirit including yoga classes, fitness training, mind-body workshops, art and music therapy, hiking, rock climbing, equine therapy and more.
- Mind-Body Workshops
- Yoga & Meditation
- Equine Therapy
- Art & Music Therapy
- Deep Sleep Training
- Native American Holistic Therapy
- Wilderness Hiking
- Rapid Eye Therapy
- Foot Zoning
- Meditative Exercises in the Desert
- And more!
Example daily schedule:
7:30 a.m. Gratitude & Meditation
7:45 a.m. Hike
9:30 a.m. Chef prepared breakfast
10:30 a.m. Group Lecture
12:30 Chef prepared lunch
1:00-6:00 p.m. Individual Appointments begin including physician evaluation, physical therapy, personal training, massage therapy, mind-body sessions, chiropractic, acupuncture, reiki, and more. Your day is scheduled for you, and each guest has appointments with each treatment provider during their stay.
5:30 p.m. Chef prepared dinner
6:30 p.m. Group Lecture
8:00 p.m. Free Time/Journaling
9:00 p.m. Lights Out
We've tried to make the program affordable for as many people as possible. Because insurance coverage may vary, please contact us for information about pricing.
You can fly directly to St George, Utah and we will pick you up and take you to the resort for check-in, or you can fly to Las Vegas and take the hourly Las Vegas to St George shuttle. We’ll pick you up at the shuttle stop.
Suggested packing list:
- Insurance ID Cards
- Enough medications, vitamins, etc. for 3 weeks (let attending physician know that you will need 3 weeks worth of medications and get 3 weeks worth of prescriptions filled)
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Comfortable workout clothes
- Long-sleeved shirt(s)
- Sweats, sweatshirt, or similar clothing
- Casual, everyday clothing
- Water shoes (for water aerobics)
- Money (for souvenirs, etc.)
- Camera & film
- Book(s) that you’ve always wanted to read
- Photographs of family/friends
- Stationary, cards, stamps
- Alarm clock
- Additional bedding or pillows (optional)
- Personal toiletry items (soap, towels are already provided)
- If you have a service animal, be sure to bring an adequate supply of all necessary supplies
- A positive attitude
Yes. We suggest you bring with you ALL of your medications for the three week stay. Our job is to help you feel better. As you feel better, our doctors will help you in managing, reducing or eliminating your dependence on medication.
No. A private room is the standard occupancy.
Most of our guests stay on campus, but you are welcome to provide your own accommodations in the St. George area. We offer a discount of $2,500 off the total retreat cost if you are providing your accommodations.
Our schedule is rigid and gentle at the same time. You are expected to attend appointments and classes even if that means laying down and relaxing on difficult days. As you gain strength and recover, you will be able to do more. As you listen to your system, you will know when to push and when to stop and listen.
We have 24 hour on call staffing. They are trained in basic first aid and CPR. If you require skilled nursing or help in the shower or bathroom, The Bridge should be considered an option after your condition improves the point that you are self sufficient.
As you complete the application process, one of our professionals will contact you and help you to determine if our program is the right fit. If you are ambulatory, continent, and have no history of harm to yourself others, you will probably be accepted.
Absolutely! The Bridge accepts all of those needing assistance from a service animal and will be glad to accommodate both of you.
The Bridge Recovery Center is a licensed and certified residential treatment facility. We are committed to preeminent care and our organization is dedicated to working in accordance with industry regulations. Fulfilling the rigorous licensing process by the Utah Department Of Professional Licensure and the certification requirements as a mental health provider, ensures that we meet and exceed the standards for ethical, safe, professional treatment. You can feel comfort knowing that every aspect of our program has been scrutinized and approved.
- We deliver treatment according to industry best practices
- We adhere to state and federal health and safety standards
- We perform background checks on all staff
- We employ a highly trained and credentialed staff
- We manage prescription medications in accordance with care guidelines
If you would like more in-depth information about our licensing and credentialing, please contact us.
Next Session: September 13 - October 3rd
Space Is Limited - August Session Is Full
We limit our class sizes to ensure the best experience for each guest. If you have questions or are interested in attending the retreat this year, we recommend you get in touch with us early to apply for your spot.