ABOUT COASTAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE INC. – KREISMAN CAMPUS FOR INTEGRATED HEALTH CARE
Coastal Behavioral Healthcare is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that has been providing mental health and substance abuse treatment to residents of all ages in Sarasota, Charlotte, and Lee Counties, Fla., since 1971. Located blocks from the beach, a little north of downtown Sarasota, the Kreisman Campus for Integrated Health Care provides outpatient services for individuals struggling with substance abuse and mental health disorders, and is also home to a crisis stabilization unit (CSU) that can accept involuntary admissions under the Baker Act.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The center’s website provides minimal information about the specifics of the organization’s counseling services, though it does indicate that addiction and any co-occurring mental health disorders are treated in an integrated fashion, and that programs aim to promote holistic health. An alum polled by Best-rehabs.com indicated that the program included excellent family programming, counseling options, and treatment for co-occurring disorders, but mediocre holistic offerings.
There’s a dedicated program for pregnant women who are struggling with addiction, as well as women with dependent children. The program includes care coordination that helps link the mother and whole family to additional, helpful social services.
As a psychiatric facility, this center employs psychiatrists. There is currently no further information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff, but the single individual polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the facility five out of five stars for its staff’s level of training and experience.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Best-rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews directly from alumni of Kreisman Campus for Integrated Health Care, and at the time of this writing, secondary review sites yielded mostly negative feedback: the facility had a 2.2-star average rating based on six reviews on Google, and a 2.33-star average rating based on six reviews on Yelp.  The reviewers repeatedly cited poor treatment from staff, and even described being, in their view, inappropriately held under the Baker Act. “After being sent here from SMH because they backeracted me for no reason… Staff was rude… You are locked up like caged animals with nothing to do,” M.H. wrote in a representative review on Google. The few positive reviewers tended to praise the center’s staff. “I was seen right away, and by the most caring and compassionate staff found anywhere,” J.L. wrote in a representative review on Yelp.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The single loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com to date would strongly recommend treatment at this facility. “Well organized staff and implemented plans,” the anonymous reviewer wrote, giving the center five stars for its family participation, counseling options, and treatment for co-occurring disorders, four stars for its treatment effectiveness, and three stars for its holistic offerings. The reviewer added that financing was a weakness of the program.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Staff reviews uncovered on secondary sites at the time of this writing were mixed: Coastal Behavioral Healthcare (as a whole, not the Kreisman Campus in particular) had average ratings of 2.4 stars based on nine reviews on Indeed.com, and 2.7 stars based on eight reviews on Glassdoor.  Although a handful of reviewers expressed support for the company’s mission, the staffers repeatedly cited difficulties in fulfilling that mission as a result of budgetary constraints, problems with management, burnout among staff, and low morale, among other problems. “Hire adequate supervisors, improve training, address employee questions/concerns, follow through on promised incentives, pay your employees,” one anonymous former employee wrote on Glassdoor, in representative advice to the company’s management.
Coastal Behavioral Healthcare accepts insurance and charges fees on a sliding scale, depending on household size, income, and insurance coverage. The single individual polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the facility four out of five stars for its affordability.