Important health care information
While our wish is to provide all who come on retreat at White Morpho Institute with an environment most conducive to deepening meditation practice, there are practical limitations regarding the level of support we can reasonably offer.
In particular, we are unable and unqualified to provide medical and psychological care. For this reason, we request that – apart from unforeseen emergencies – you take care of your own health needs during your retreat with White Morpho Institute.
Participation in White Morpho Institute programs is at the discretion of the teachers and White Morpho Institute administration at all times. If, in the opinion of White Morpho Institute, you are unable to continue to participate productively in your retreat, you may be asked to leave.
If you are seeing a therapist and/or any other mental health professional, please inform them of your intention to participate in a White Morpho Institute retreat. If they have any concerns about your attendance, it is important to follow their recommendations.
Waiver of liability
On your arrival, you will be asked to sign a waiver of liability and to provide details regarding an emergency contact. Your cooperation with this is necessary in order for you to attend the retreat – you will not be allowed to participate unless we are given this information.
White Morpho Institute will make every effort to communicate with your contact person in the event of an emergency. She/he should be someone who can either collect you from White Morpho Institute or help to make transportation arrangements if you need to leave your retreat early.
White Morpho Institute’s remote location
Our retreat center facility is located in a mountainous area that is approximately 30 minutes away from the nearest hospital. There is an urgent care health center with limited hours of operation 10 minutes from White Morpho Institute.
If you are taking prescription medications for any reason, please ensure you bring enough supplies with you to continue treatment for the full duration of your travel. Discontinuing taking your prescription medications during a retreat is grounds to be asked to leave White Morpho Institute.
On your arrival, we will also ask for some details regarding your prescription medications. This is so that, in the event of an emergency, we can give the necessary information to Emergency Medical Services personnel. Otherwise, such details remain entirely confidential.
Before arriving for your retreat, please make sure that you have the following in place:
– The name and contact details of your emergency contact person.
– Health insurance, or the ability to pay for expenses in the event of illness or a medical emergency. Any costs incurred for health services are your responsibility and not the responsibility of White Morpho Institute.
– Contact details for your physician, therapist and/or any other medical professionals whose treatment you are under.
– An adequate supply of any prescription medications to cover the full duration of your travel.
If you have any questions regarding the above, please contact us before you come.