Pathways Treatment Center

Pathways Treatment Center


Pathways Treatment Center, located in Kalispell, Mont., offers a 40-bed residential treatment program to adults and adolescents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues. The Pathways Treatment Center is a services of the Kalispell Regional Medical Center and was established in 1994. The facility also hosts community meetings open to the public including Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings and a depression support group.


The facility’s Psychiatric Program is conducted during a short-term stay. The program is focused on helping clients with emotional and psychiatric problems to stabilize, receive medication management, and learn healthy coping skills. The program aims to develop effective plans that allow clients to transition easily back to their communities following treatment. Throughout the psychiatric program, clients can expect to meet daily with a psychiatrist and an assigned counselor, receive a chemical dependency evaluation if necessary, attend family meetings as needed, receive therapeutic services and after-care planning.

The Inpatient Chemical Dependency Program provides 24-hour medically monitored detoxification services. Clients receiving detox services can expect to receive a daily visit by a medical doctor, around-the-clock nursing care, medications administered by physician order, and therapeutic services as tolerated by the client.

Clients in need of co-occurring disorder treatment will receive services to address both psychological and emotional concerns concurrantly with chemical dependency issues. The facility helps clients to recognize the dependent relationship of mental illness and substance use.

The adolescent program is held in a separate treatment wing of the hospital, away from the adult program. Many of the treatment goals remain the same in the adolescent program with the added component of including families throughout the treatment program. The facility helps to ensure proper placement and coordination of services for these adolescents following their stay at the facility.

Pathways receives clients on a voluntary base, meaning that clients present for treatment at their own will, or as an involuntary admission when clients are required by law to stay at the facility during a mental health crisis or emergency detention.


The treatment team includes psychiatrists, medical doctors, nurses, and counselors.


Clients share a bedroom with at least one other roommate during their stay. The length of stay varies for each client. Clients are not allowed to use cell phones or other electronic devices during treatment. Belts, lighters, knives, weapons, money and sharp objects are also not allowed. No food is allowed to be brought in from outside the facility and Pathways is a tobacco-free facility.


At the time of this writing there has been one alum polled by The anonymous alum gave a very positive review of the facility and strongly agreed that she would recommend this facility to a friend or loved one who was considering rehab. However, she was neutral when asked if there were many counseling options to choose from depending on the client’s preference. The alum felt that a strength of the facility was the strong support she received. She felt that the facility could improve upon providing more information and participation in the 12-step program and in allowing clients to stay at the facility longer.

On the facility’s Google page, there is an overall rating of 2.3 out of five stars based on three total reviews.

[1] The most relevant comment regarding the facility came from a reviewer, C.S. who gave five stars and wrote, “Great and caring staff, very friendly Doctor!” There are no other third party reviews available at the time of this writing.


The cost of treatment at the Pathways is not published but the facility does accept insurance.The facility offers a sliding scale for financial assistance to those who qualify. On their website, it is written, “Generally, patients with family income at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG) will receive a 100 percent discount. Patients with family incomes ranging from greater than 200 percent up to 400 percent of FPG are eligible for a sliding scale discount up to 100 percent based on the number of household members.”


Services provided by Pathways Treatment Center

Service Setting

  • Inpatient
  • Type of Care

  • Detox
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Treatment Approaches

  • Anger Management
  • Brief Intervention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Contingency Managementmotivational Incentives
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Trauma-related Counseling
  • 12-step Facilitation
  • Detoxification

  • Alcohol Detoxification
  • Benzodiazepines Detoxification
  • Cocaine Detoxification
  • Opioid Detoxification
  • License/Certification/Accreditation

  • State Substance Abuse Agency
  • State Department Of Health
  • State Mental Health Department
  • Hospital Licensing Authority
  • Payment/Insurance/Funding Accepted

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Genders Accepted

  • Male
  • Female
  • Pathways Treatment Center Reviews

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • Strong support. More info and participation for 12 step programs... I wish it was a longer term care provider I was out after 12 days. And had to go to another facility and no comparison between then. The other one was awful.