ABOUT GERALD CHAMPION REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER IN ALAMOGORDO, NM
Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center, located in Alamogordo N.M., offers inpatient and outpatient treatment to adults struggling with emotional, behavioral or mental health disorders. The facility operates as the Behavioral Medicine department of the Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center, a hospital owned and operated by the non-profit Otero County Hospital Association.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To be admitted, clients or their loved ones should call the facility to schedule a free initial clinical assessment. The facility’s treatment program seeks to improve the quality of life of clients by “reducing their distress and maximizing their ability to function independently.” Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center is able to treat clients with anxiety, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, depression, irritability, paranoia, hallucinations, delusions, difficulty with sleep, anger, failing memory, social isolation, unresolved grief issues, and more.
Throughout treatment, clients receive individual and group therapy, medication management, health and wellness training, conflict resolution skills, assertiveness training, grief and loss resolution, communication skills, and stress management tools. Participants may receive medication when deemed necessary by medical staff. Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center also includes families and caregivers in treatment through family therapy.
The treatment team at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center includes a psychiatrist, masters level clinicians, and mental health providers.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. However, three alumni surveyed by Best-rehabs.com gave the facility two and four stars out of five for accommodations and amenities. The alumni gave the facility three, four, and five stars for meals and nutrition, indicating a varied range of opinions regarding the facility’s accommodations.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Review from alumni, at time of writing, were polarized, with two alumni giving negative reviews and one giving a positive review. The only points of agreement amongst the three alumni were their overwhelmingly negative ratings of the facility’s family participation policies and holistic offerings. In their commentary, alumni gave searing rebukes of the facility’s staff and policies. One alum wrote that the facility’s treatment and policies “made people sicker.” Another wrote, “In a word, awful. Any incidence of lowered recidivism is through fear of returning.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At time of writing, the only loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com gave a generally positive review of the facility. The anonymous loved one gave the facility five out of five stars for affordability, five stars for cleanliness, and four stars for exercise options. The loved one added, “Needs private rooms, not shared ones.”
The cost of treatment at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center is not published. However, the facility accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance. Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center offers a financial assistance program for clients who are uninsured.