ABOUT CATAWBA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER PSYCHIATRY SERVICES
Catawba Valley Medical Center is a nonprofit community hospital located in the small city of Hickory, N.C. Individuals struggling with substance abuse andmay access treatment through the center’s psychiatric unit, which offers detox, short-term inpatient treatment, and outpatient treatment (OP). The center runs numerous treatment tracks, including specialized programming for seniors, patients who require intensive psychiatric care, and individuals in need of medical-psychiatric services.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to Catawba Valley Medical Center’s website, the facility admits patients 24 hours a day and offers no-cost intake assessments to help staff determine the most appropriate course of treatment and level of care.
If detox is deemed necessary, patients may begin their treatment with a period of medically-managed withdrawal. In addition to support and counseling, detox patients may be prescribed medication for a safer and more comfortable experience. Once stabilized, patients may enroll in short-term inpatient or outpatient treatment.
Each client’s individualized care plan typically includes a mix of daily group therapy, individual psychotherapy, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT), if appropriate. Therapeutic groups include sessions on assertiveness, self-awareness, relaxation, and self-expression through art and recreation. Throughout treatment, clients participate in discharge planning, and, upon discharge, may be referred to local community resources.
Catawba Valley Medical Center is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, doctorate-level psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, registered nurses, technicians, and other mental health professionals. The four individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided the staff’s level of training and experience with an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings; however, treatment is administered in a hospital, so patients should expect a clinical environment. The six individuals surveyed regarding Catawba Valley Medical Center’s accommodations provided an average rating of four out of five stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The two alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided mostly positive feedback and awarded the center’s treatment effectiveness with a three-star rating and a four-star rating. One reviewer simply commented on the “Good program,” while the other respondent commended the patient care but noted that the facility’s exercise program needed improvement.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
When asked how likely they were to recommend Catawba Valley Medical Center’s Psychiatric Services, two loved ones provided a rating of five out of five stars, and one respondent submitted three stars. Two of the three reviewers specifically highlighted the staff’s helpfulness. “Helping someone get over their addiction and helping to make a healther life,” one anonymous loved one wrote. Another characterized the treatment team as “very professional and caring in providing pt comfort.”
The reviewers gave the center four- and five-star ratings for the facility’s cleanliness, its treatment for co-occurring disorders, its exercise and leisure options, and its family participation. The center’s holistic offerings and its affordability received three- and four-star ratings.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The single staff member polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing noted that they would recommend this facility, though they gave the center just one star for its treatment effectiveness, two stars for its family participation and its counseling options, and three stars for its treatment for co-occurring disorders. “The clean linen were a strength. but too many people,” they told Best-rehabs.com.
Catawba Valley Medical Center accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and many commercial insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, and Cigna. Some financial assistance is available to qualifying individuals.