The admissions process at Gould Farm is caring, attentive and confidential. Our admissions staff guides you every step of the way. We encourage you to call or email our staff for a more comprehensive overview of the admissions process.

Who Comes to Gould Farm

Gould Farm residents are 18 years of age or older, have a primary diagnosis of a mood or thought disorder and express a readiness for treatment. Typical diagnoses include schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder and major depression.

Success at Gould Farm depends upon many factors, but in general, we have found that people gain the most benefit when they are:

  • Interested in increasing their knowledge, understanding and acceptance of their mental illness
  • Willing to accept medication
  • Interested in learning how to live with and get along with people
  • Accepting of physical work and community participation
  • Comfortable living in a rural setting for several months

Some of our residents may be recovering from drug or alcohol abuse. They must, however, have an absence of active abuse. Individuals should have some self-care skills, be medication compliant and be in reasonable physical health. For a complete list of admissions criteria, please talk with our admissions staff.

Gould Farm cannot serve those with a history of arson, sexual offense, or sociopathic disorders, violence, unresolved legal entanglements, severe developmental disorders, or complications including but not limited to pregnancy.

Program Cost

Gould Farm is a nonprofit, private pay facility. The daily fee is $350. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Thanks to the support of many generous donors, Gould Farm provides over $1 million dollars in financial assistance each year to our guests to ensure access to our services.  Over 50% of our guests receive some level of financial assistance!  Many residents supplement private payment with benefits from Social Security, the Veteran’s Administration, and other third-party payers.

Our standard program fee is seldom covered by medical insurance. We do encourage you, however, to check with your provider for covered services, especially before you submit your claims for reimbursement. We are unable to directly bill your insurance company.

“We never thought we would be able to afford residential services for our son.  We appreciate how Gould Farm was willing to work with us.  This is just what he needed.” June and Paul