A high-end drug and alcohol rehabilitation center at the former Fox Hill property on upper Bayview Street in Camden will open within the next couple of months, according to a McLean spokesperson. McLean is a psychiatric facility affiliated with Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.

McLean Borden Cottage will be an 8-bed residential facility for self-paying adults with substance abuse problems and associated psychiatric problems who want a private approach to recovery in a luxury setting. The typical length of stay will be 30 days. The cost of a similar Massachusetts McLean program starts at $35,000, inclusive.

Extensive repairs of the property are complete, according to Tom Rodman of Fox Hill Real Estate, LLC, the company that owns the property. McLean signed a long-term lease, said Rodman.

State licenses to operate a residential rehab and mental health facility are pending approval by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Tammy Stuber of DHHS said McLean plans to make additional changes to the property, which would trigger an on-site inspection by DHHS that is unlikely to be done before year's end.

McLean is currently in the process of hiring the equivalent of 25 full-time staff for Borden Cottage, including a program director, an admissions coordinator, community residence counselors, and staff nurses. Part-time positions ranging from 16 to 32 hours per week are also advertized.