ABOUT WAIANAE COAST COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTER – WAIANAE
Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center is an integrated healthcare provider that primarily serves the low-income and indigenous Hawaiian populations from Pearl City to Makaha on Oahu. Malama Recovery Service of Waianae, 32 miles west of Honolulu, is one of three clinics operated by the healthcare provider, offering specialized services and an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for individuals struggling with chemical dependency.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission, clients participate an initial, comprehensive assessment and evaluation to identify specific issues and form an individualized treatment program. Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center’s IOP adheres to an abstinence-based treatment model that integrates evidence-based treatment modalities into programming. Specifically, Malama Recovery Service utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to identify the link between irrational thinking patterns and destructive behaviors.
During the 16-week program, clients participate in a schedule of individual therapy, group counseling sessions, as well as family/couples counseling. The goal of CBT counseling sessions is to identify the underlying contributors to addictive behavior. Malama also facilitates gender-specific groups to address issues common among men and women struggling with chemical dependency. In addition, Malama Recovery Service offers domestic abuse counseling, parenting classes, and anger management classes.
Best-rehabs.com survey results also indicated that an introduction to 12-Step, such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous, may also play a key role in treatment programming. Clients may be encouraged to attend 12-step meetings, gain a sponsor, study 12-step literature, and perform associated step work. Along with treatment for chemical dependency, Malama also offers case management, which may include linkages and referrals to sober housing, vocational training, and community-based resources that promote sustained recovery.
Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center employs a qualified team of psychiatrists, substance abuse counselors, social workers, and behavioral health technicians.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing there have been two alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com. Both alumni gave positive reviews of the facility. One former client, C.M.V.G. gave the facility five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, five stars for accommodations & amenities, and five stars for meals & nutrition. The alum strongly agreed that the facility staff were experienced and well-trained; that the facility was adequately equipped and staffed to treat co-occurring mental health problems in addition to substance use disorders; and that the facility strictly followed a 12-step model. The alum felt that a strength of the facility was that it was caring and respectful. The alum added, “I am thankful to the staff at this facility because they helped me beat my addiction and supported me throughout my treatment. I’ve been clean 4 yrs. and 3 mos.”
The other alum, who remained anonymous, left no written commentary but did give five-star ratings to treatment effectiveness, accommodations & amenities, meals & nutrition, and affordability.
Reviews on secondary sites are more mediocre, with a 2.5-star average on Google for the health center as a whole from 35 respondents.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At the time of this writing there has been one loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com. The anonymous loved one gave the facility two out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, three stars for accommodations & amenities, and two stars for meals & nutrition.
Overall, the loved one did not have a positive experience with the facility. He disagreed that the facility’s cell phone and visitation policy was fair; that the admissions and discharge procedures were swift, organized, and clearly explained; and that the facility was adequately equipped and staffed to treat co-occurring mental health problems in addition to substance use disorders. He felt that a strength of the facility was its good communication but felt that a weaknesses was its bad service. He also commented that he would not send his loved one to this facility again.
According to its website, the facility accepts a range of private insurance providers, as well as Quest, Hawaii’s Medical Assistance program. Primarily serving low-income clients, Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center also offers its treatment services on a sliding scale fee structure, determined by the individual’s income.