ABOUT COMPASS HEALTH NETWORK — MCCAMBRIDGE WOMEN AND CHILDREN’S TREATMENT CENTER
Located in Columbia, Mo., McCambridge Women and Children’s Treatment Center provides residential and outpatient substance use disorder treatment for pregnant women and women with children. Psycho-educational therapy is provided for both women and their children under the age of 12, who may stay with them during treatment. A medication-assisted therapy program is also available. The rehab center is a part of the Compass Health Network, a nonprofit organization that offers a continuum of health care services throughout Missouri and Louisiana.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to a McCambridge Center brochure on the Compass Health Network website,of physical and mental health is a priority. Classes are offered focusing on prenatal health, nutrition, parenting, and communication skills. Clients also participate in individual and group counseling, family therapy, and recovery meetings. Case management services assist women in accessing additional community services.
Treatment staff members at McCambridge Center include nurses, family and children therapists, and community support specialists. A psychiatrist is regularly available to meet with clients, according to the facility’s online brochure. The University of Missouri’sthat the institution supplies student volunteers to the center to assist in facilitating therapy groups.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
A Compass Health Network website photograph of the McCambridge Center shows a large brick building, which is located in a residential neighborhood. No information regarding living arrangements or related offering is available from the facility.
However, the five alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com to date provided a broad range of perspectives and an average rating of 2.8 out of five stars for general accommodations. Meals fared better overall with a four-star average rating. Alumni also noted that the center allows multiple smoke breaks during the day. Two polled on the facility’s exercise and leisure activities granted ratings of one, two, and three stars. One alum reported that “they take you to a library once a week and you can get on the computer and check out books.”
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The five alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided mostly positive reviews, giving McCambridge Center an average rating of 4.2 out of five stars for the effectiveness of treatment. Ratings for the staff’s level of training and experience ranged from three to five stars.
Two alumni were asked to rate their experience with several specific components of treatment. Data indicated that they found the program limited in scope, as they each rated the availability of options in counseling approaches just two stars and gave two and three stars for the facility’s capacity to. Two of three alumni polled on holistic therapy offerings – an area of emphasis on the facility’s website – gave one-star ratings.
On the other hand, three alumni expressed strong satisfaction with individual and group counseling. Alumni tended to agree that the center kept clients busy, although one reported that it was hard to concentrate on recovery in the chaotic atmosphere with children.
Five alumni also provided overall positive reviews on Google. Ratings were split four-to-one between four or five stars out of five and a single one-star review. Former clients of McCambridge Center repeatedly described their experience as life-saving. “It’s more personal based than the other ones,” wrote one reviewer. She also acknowledged the challenges of doing rehab in a center full of women and children, echoing one Best-rehabs.com review. Another alum was critical of what she represented as the center’s over-reliance on medication.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The sole McCambridge Center employee review on Indeed concurred with one Google reviewer that there were some inconsistencies in policies and procedures and cited under-staffing as a weakness. Nevertheless, the staff member concluded that the center provided a hopeful environment and a positive impact.
While there is currently no information provided on the Compass Health Network website regarding McCambridge Center’s costs, the organization does accept private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare. For some programs, a sliding fee scale is available. One alum polled on the facility’s affordability awarded four stars and another noted that treatment was worth the cost.