ABOUT SPARROW HOSPITAL ST. LAWRENCE CAMPUS
Located in Lansing, Mich., the St. Lawrence campus of Sparrow Hospital provides behavioral health services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. As part of their offering, the center treats individuals struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring psychiatric illness. Available programs include inpatient treatment, outpatient (OP) treatment, and partial hospitalization (PHP).
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The center’s inpatient unit treats adults ages 18-60. (Individuals over the age of 60 are referred to a specialized unit for geriatric patients.) Inpatient care is short-term and focused on stabilizing clients so that they are able to return to their communities as soon as possible. While in treatment, individuals participate in therapy sessions and receive ongoing evaluation.
For adult clients who prefer to reside at home during treatment, the facility’s PHP option offers programming five days a week. Similar to the center’s inpatient treatment, PHP provides an initial psychiatric evaluation, psychoeducation, psychotherapy, and medication management. Therapists also employ alternative therapeutic modalities, including music therapy, relaxation training, and activity therapy. Staff are also available to provide dietary guidance and spiritual counseling.
Outpatient treatment, which is available for both adolescents and adults, is typically tailored to the individual patient’s needs. Specialized staff are trained to address complex health concerns, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and pain management.
The center’s treatment team includes psychiatrists, registered nurses, therapists, psychiatric technicians, and interns studying psychology, nursing, medicine, and psychiatry.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The hospital’s inpatient unit can accommodate up to 31 patients, while the unit for geriatric patients sleeps 23 individuals. There is currently no additional information provided on the facility’s website or otherwise regarding its living arrangements and related offerings; however, the 12 individuals polled on the facility’s accommodations and amenities gave it an average rating of 3.83 out of five stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The handful of alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com shared mixed reviews of their treatment at Sparrow Hospital. One individual felt that the center “didn’t do anything” and noted that they would not recommend the program to others. Another anonymous reviewer provided mostly four- and five-star ratings in most evaluated categories, including the program’s overall treatment effectiveness, the facility’s accommodations, and the staff’s level of training and experience. However, this same reviewer reported experiencing a 45-day relapse prior to gaining sobriety.
Two other alumni, when asked how likely they were to recommend the center to others, provided ratings of four and five stars. While one alum disliked the center’s “Hospital setting,” both were complimentary of the staff, which one alum described as “caring and well trained.” “Strong, and well focused on the goal,” the other alum wrote in their review.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
When asked how likely they were to recommend the facility to others, the eight friends and family members polled by Best-rehabs.com provided a rating of 4.38 out of five stars. One loved one felt that the center “saved” their friend. “Staff was extremely professional, caring and gave great follow up services,” they told Best-rehabs.com. Respondents were most impressed with the facility’s cleanliness and the program’s family participation, which received respective ratings of 4.88 and 4.74 stars. “Great counceling family participation,” an anonymous loved one wrote in a representative review. High ratings also went to the center’s counseling options, which received 4.25 stars, and the staff’s level of training and experience, which garnered 4.38 stars.
Ratings for the center’s holistic offerings dipped slightly, receiving a still above-average rating of 3.75 stars. The program’s exercise and leisure options also received a slightly lower rating 3.88 stars. This was reflected in the review from one loved one who appreciated the “variety of healing programs” but disliked the “Bad exercise facility.” Additionally, multiple survey respondents felt that the facility itself was “drab.” “Caring workers, effective results poor location, needs updated facilities,” one loved one wrote.
According to the facility’s website, Sparrow Hospital accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans, including those from Aetna, Cigna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Financial assistance is available to qualifying individuals.