ABOUT SPRING HARBOR HOSPITAL
Southern Maine’s only private nonprofit psychiatric hospital, Spring Harbor Hospital offers mental and behavioral health treatment for children, adolescents, and adults. Substance abuse treatment is available as part of both inpatient and outpatient dual diagnosis programs.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation of pertinent psychiatric, psychological, developmental, and medical factors. Inpatient services are provided in secured treatment units and are intended for short-term care only. Treatment includes therapies targeted to the individual’s particular psychiatric ailment, along with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and strategies to smooth the transition from the hospital to the community.
Outpatient treatment is offered at Maine Medical Center, which is Spring Harbor Hospital’s sister facility in Portland. The options include a partial hospitalization program (PHP); an intensive outpatient program (IOP); age-specific counseling groups, medication management; and individual, group, and family therapy on a general outpatient basis. The facility also offers yoga and on-site academic tutoring.
The treatment team includes psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, social workers, clinical counselors, a psychologist, a speech therapist, and technicians. Every multidisciplinary team comes with a lead physician.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
According to its website, Spring Harbor is a 48-bed facility on 50 acres, with both private and semi-private rooms. The grounds offer a courtyard with a reflecting pool and a gazebo. There’s also a gym, a playground, and plenty of walking trails.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Reviews from Best-rehabs.com are limited to date. One alum described some confusion around the staff’s shift changes, and felt that medications were changed without sufficient opportunity for “trial and error,” but they rated Spring Harbor four stars in most categories, including for the facility’s counseling options and staff’s level of experience. “I had a good and helpful experience there,” the anonymous reviewer wrote. “I felt respected and was treated like a human being.”
Reviews to secondary sources echo the sentiment that clients are treated with respect. On YellowPages.com, Freeman rated Spring Harbor five stars and wrote: “They made me feel like I was just another person,not a person who is crazy,or a person that doesn't belong in this world.” On Yelp, Yanping rated the facility only three stars and commented: “There are some very astute and compassionate young psychiatric residents.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The three loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave mostly positive feedback. All three gave four-star ratings for the facility’s treatment effectiveness. Two of the three reviewers gave five stars for family participation, though the other survey respondent gave just one star. This reviewer wrote: “Not in tuned with helping the individual very text book.” Otherwise, all commentary was positive, describing high quality staff and treatment.
Six reviews on Google rated Spring Harbor an average 3.7 out of five stars to date. Three loved ones rated the facility one, four, and five stars, although the four-star reviewer wrote negative comments. Positive comments focused on the professional environment and well-trained staff, while negative comments noted a lack of communication.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The single staff member polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave mostly positive feedback. They awarded four- or five-star ratings in many categories, though meals, holistic options, and affordability received just two stars. The staff member wrote: “Well staffed and very clean but not enough health and exercise. A hard program but works.”
There is currently no information provided on the facility's website regarding its costs.and both report the facility accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance. One loved one indicated they paid for treatment through insurance and co-pay.
Updated March 2017