The 6-8 weeks is what I'm finding many online ads for rtcs are saying as typical stays. I know my son needs longer. I'm hoping for 7-8 months or more if needed. His insurance has already covered two 2-3 month stays here in our local facility. And they may cover some others but prob not the really amazing sounding ones like paradigm or menningers. I left a message with McLean 3east asking if they could suggest good male teen rtcs for kids with borderline traits. Haven't heard back yet. One day at a time.