Presbyterian – Services and Centers – Behavioral Health

Presbyterian – Services and Centers – Behavioral Health


In operation for more than 100 years, Presbyterian is a multi-hospital, nonprofit healthcare system dedicated to serving individuals and communities of New Mexico. Through its behavioral health department in Albuquerque, the established nonprofit offers a range of recovery programs for children, teens, and adults. Suboxone therapy is available for enrollees of the intensive outpatient (IOP) track.


Presbyterian’s behavioral health department provides treatment in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Taking place two separate units, one for children and teens and one for adults, inpatient care includes assessments and consultations, programming for substance abuse, community supports, and crisis intervention.

There’s also an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for adults aged 18 and older struggling with substance abuse. In this eight-week program, broken up into 24 sessions available both morning and evening, licensed addiction therapists help adults develop effective coping skills and learn about the addiction and recovery processes from emotional and biological perspectives. Graduates of IOP typically continue with the program’s aftercare support group.

Individual substance abuse counseling is designed to helps teens improve their life across various areas of skill. These include refusal skills, communication skills, assertiveness, stress reduction, and much more.


The behavioral health team consists of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners and registered nurses, psychiatric social workers, therapists, and behavioral health technicians.


There is currently no information provided by the hospital regarding its living arrangements and related offerings, however, the single survey respondent gave the hospital five stars for its accommodations and meals.


The single survey respondent to date, an anonymous alum, gave this Presbyterian facility mostly five-star ratings for a dozen different areas evaluated, like the staff’s level of training and experience, the family participation, and the effectiveness of treatment. “Was good for me,” they wrote.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY has yet to receive any reviews from the hospital’s affiliated friends and family members.

Four out of five Google reviewers gave the hospital only one star, the majority of whom shared disappointing experiences here. Jacque complained that the hospital refused to accept her child “even tho[ugh] she said she was suicidal and there were several examples of her risky behavior, including self harming behaviors.”[1]

Yet Lurea, another Google reviewer, told of her son’s involuntary yet highly successful time spent in treatment. “Although my son hated being there he admitted that it was actually a nice place and was taken care of,” she noted.


All Presbyterian hospitals accept insurance, as well as self-payment in the form of cash, checks, debit and credit card. Financial assistance and discounted rates may be available for the uninsured and underinsured.


Reviews about Presbyterian – Services and Centers – Behavioral Health

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  • Easiest. Was good for me