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Miami Valley Hospital – Behavioral Health

Miami Valley Hospital – Behavioral Health


Miami Valley Hospital’s Behavioral Health unit offers outpatient psychiatric and substance abuse, as well as dual-diagnosis, services next to the Great Miami River in the center of Dayton, Ohio. There is also a 35-bed inpatient psychiatric unit in the main hospital building located east of the outpatient clinic. The facility’s website does not indicate detoxification services are provided at this facility.


According to the facility’s website, this facility offers several outpatient programs for treatment of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Intensive outpatient and traditional outpatient programs through the Behavioral Health unit are designed to provide a high level of support and training in coping skills.

Turning Point is an intensive outpatient alcohol and drug treatment program for adults that was established at this facility in the 1970s. Program components include education, group therapy, family therapy, and biweekly individual therapy. Using a client-centered approach, the Turning Point program staff work with clients to plan treatment objectives to meet each client’s goals.

The intensive outpatient dual diagnosis program is based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and includes three group therapy sessions per week. In groups, clients learn trigger identification, relapse prevention, communication, grief, stress and anger management, and the 12 step framework. Medication management and psychiatric services are provided under the care of a psychiatrist. Sessions for family members of clients are also offered. Clients typically participate in the program for three to four weeks.

The hospital also coordinates discharge planning with referrals to continuing outpatient care and offers a weekly dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) group.


The facility’s website indicates the treatment team includes physicians, therapists, and mental health experts. No additional information was provided at the time of this writing concerning the qualifications of treatment staff.

The lone individual polled by at the time of this writing gave four out of five stars for the staff’s level of training and experience.


The one loved one surveyed by at the time of this writing had an overall positive impression of this facility. The anonymous loved one gave four and five out of five star ratings for every metric, except three stars for exercise and leisure options.

They rated the overall treatment effectiveness four stars, as well as the holistic and counseling options. As for strengths of the facility, the anonymous loved one noted well trained staff and no weaknesses.


No reviews were posted to by alumni or staff at the time of this writing. However, the 186 individuals who left reviews for Miami Valley Hospital on Indeed at the time of this writing provided an average four out of five stars.[1]

It’s important to note the review are for the entire hospital, not just the behavioral health unit.


According to the facility’s website, the Turning Point substance abuse program is Medicare part B eligible and accepts most insurance. The dual diagnosis program accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance.


Reviews about Miami Valley Hospital – Behavioral Health

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  • staff well trained. I don't have anything to add.