ABOUT HEGIRA PROGRAMS, INC. – OAKDALE RECOVERY CENTER
Founded in 1971, Hegira Programs, Inc. (HPI), one of Michigan’s largest providers of behavioral health care, provides crisis support, treatment for mental illness, primary care, and court services. The organization’s Oakdale Recovery Center in Canton, Mich., serves clients struggling with chemical dependency andthrough five levels of care: detox, short-term residential treatment, day treatment/partial hospitalization program (PHP), intensive outpatient treatment (IOP), and standard outpatient (OP).
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Clients may first undergo medically managed detox, which typically lasts from two to five days. Once stabilized, they may move on to the short-term residential program, which is based on the. Staff members work with each client to develop a personalized care plan that includes individual counseling, group therapy, recovery coaching, 12-step work, psychoeducational groups, art therapy, and family therapy and education. While enrolled in inpatient care, all clients have access to 24-hour nursing services.
Day treatment, also known as PHP, may be used as an alternative to or step-down from inpatient care. PHP clients attend sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. five days a week. IOP and OP generally are recommended for clients who require less monitoring and structure. All outpatient treatments offer a mix of modalities similar to inpatient care, but at a lesser intensity.
Oakdale Recovery Center is accredited by the Joint Commission and licensed by the state of Michigan. The facility’s multidisciplinary treatment team includes physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, as well as master’s- and bachelor’s-level social workers and counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There currently is no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. A loved one surveyed by Best-rehabs.com described the facility as “overcrowded.”
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At time of writing, Best-rehabs.com has received no reviews from alumni regarding the Oakdale Recovery Center. Reviews on secondary sites provided polarized feedback about the facility.
On Google, Oakdale Recovery Center earned 2.8 out of five stars based on four reviews (alumni, staff, unidentified) to date.  Google users offered differing perspectives. Alum Paul, a four-star reviewer, wrote: “I went there and it was a great experience good counseling and i met a lot of good people that actually wanted to better themselves.” Yet two-star reviewer Diamhea, claimed: “They don’t treat opiate withdrawal with anything other than clonidine. Instantly rules this out as a viable choice for 90% of prospective patients. Laughable, really.”
On its unofficial Facebook page, the facility received four out of five stars based on feedback from 22 individuals.  Of the total, 17 reviews (77%) were five and four stars by those who praised the treatment they received, such as Kristina, who wrote: “Saved my life.” In a representative five-star review, Laura thanked Oakdale because it: “…helped me learn how to live a happy peaceful life full of good positive people.” Negative reviewers criticized treatment and staff.
Eight reviewers on CiteHealth, most of whom identified themselves as alumni, provided an average rating of 1.88 out of five stars to date. Common complaints included “rude” staff and “disgusting” facilities. One wrote: “Only half the staff & nurses we compassionate & respectful. The nurse practioner was never available. Food was disgusting” Another criticized medication management: “I was overmedicated by certain staff.my psych meds were inaccurately dispensed and lowered without my knowledge.” Several were pleased with the care they received and provided four-star ratings, such as one who wrote: “This is the place to come for treatment. Thank you, Oakdale.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
A loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com to date offered favorable feedback, rating treatment effectiveness four out of five stars. This individual also provided four stars for how likely they would be to recommend the facility. However, the loved one did not provide ratings for several metrics such as the facility’s exercise and leisure options, meals and nutrition, and family participation. “The security treatment was a strength,” they wrote, but also reported that the treatment “was brief.”
The one loved one who submitted a review on CiteHealth was specifically critical of the center’s medication management. “My daughter was in Oakdale for 3 days. She was over medicated to the point that she could barely talk or walk,” they wrote in their one-star review.
Oakdale Recovery Center accepts most major insurance and managed care plans. Financial assistance may be available to qualifying individuals based on residency and income.