Secondary care Secondary care is the second part of residential rehab. What happens in secondary care is, we help the patient adapt back into normal life. We take them shopping and out and about etc, to get them comfortable with the outside world again. Secondary care is less expensive than primary care and can be anything from 2 to 12 weeks or longer if requested. If you would like any more details on Secondary care, or any of the subjects on this website, please call in complete confidence on: Tel 0845 3881 543 or Mobiles call 07811 606 606. We are here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and our phones are always monitored, so you will get through to a member of staff anytime you call. You must have done no less than 12 weeks primary care before you can start secondary care.