An agency headquartered in Lebanon, N.H., Dartmouth-Hitchcock provides a regional directory of treatment programs and support groups to residents of the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire. The organization offers substance abuse treatment through its, which treats and refers patients through necessary channels. It is one of just in New Hampshire (29 percent).
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
ATP at DHMC offers state-of-the-art evaluation, treatment, and referral services for people seeking help for substance use and related disorders, according to its web site.
Through ATP, Dartmouth-Hitchcock has an intensive outpatient program (IOP) that performs a comprehensive evaluation, offers, psychiatric evaluation and psychopharmacology.
Evaluations and IOP offerings are available mornings and afternoons, Monday through Thursday, generally without need of patient referral. After assessment, patients attend scheduled therapy, which requires participation in group and individual sessions. Treatment combines motivational, behavioral, relapse prevention, and the 12-Steps. Groups therapy is offered throughout the day, including during evening hours. Individual treatment sessions are available by scheduled appointment.
ATP also offers Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine for patients with opioid use disorders.
As a full hospital organization, Dartmouth-Hitchcock has a full medical staff, including doctors, nurses and support staff. ATP has a staff of clinicians as well.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is a sprawling medical facility situated on a lush-green campus. The building is state of the art.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
To date, no alums have submitted reviews to Best-rehabs.com.
On Google, the hospital as a whole has a mixed rating of 3.5 stars from 134 reviewers. Though none of the comments seemed to pertain to substance abuse, many of the more positive reviews suggest that the amenities are excellent, and so is the staff. Reviewer Nathan wrote, “This is an amazing institution that has provided many people we know with top-level care. The staff is professional, brilliant and compassionate.”
The major complaints include the billing department and wait times. “While the doctor we saw at Dartmouth was great, their billing department is terrible,” one alum wrote.
Most major insurance providers are accepted at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.