What to expect

Expect to be welcomed and engaged! Expect to be challenged, to grow, to recover and to be happy again!

Admissions can usually be performed same day or next day. When possible we prefer to schedule the admission in the morning early in the week, preferably Monday or Tuesday.


Upon arrival at the BoardPrep treatment facility at 2522 W. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa Florida, new patients and families are welcomed by staff.


After some initial paperwork, the patient meets with a clinician for initial assessment and treatment plan. While this is happening, family members may meet with other another staff member for initial orientation and to get questions answered.


Next, vitals are performed by medical staff and initial lab work is gathered. The patient is then seen by the doctor if she is immediately available. Prescriptions and additional lab work are processed.

Property procedures and orientation

Next, property procedures are performed and further orientation to the program continues. Belongings are checked for safety with the patient present. Any items that are not safe in a treatment environment are separated and are either given to family or stored in the in secure location.

Assign buddy and show house/room

New patients are assigned a same-gender buddy. Being a buddy is a service position for senior patients and they look forward to the opportunity. Everyone remembers how it can feel to be the new person in a strange place. Buddies provide information, companionship and support in between treatment sessions and activities.

Groceries and other essentials

It is tradition at BoardPrep that new patients are fed and cared for by the senior patients for the first couple of nights in the residence. However, we are usually able to take you grocery shopping within 24-48 hours. If there are any essential needs in the meanwhile, staff will make every effort to accommodate.