ABOUT JIM TALIAFERRO COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER- LAWTON, OK
Jim Taliaferro Community Mental Health Center, located in Lawton, Okla., offers non-hospital emergency services for adults aged 18 and older struggling with an acute mental health, substance abuse, or co-occurring disorder issue. Clients are typically admitted to the facility for up to three days for stabilization. The Jim Taliaferro Center is a service of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
During their brief three-day maximum inpatient stay at the Center, clients receive observation, evaluation, emergency treatment, and referrals for follow up care when necessary. At the time of this writing, there is no additional information specifically regarding the Jim Taliaferro Community Mental Health Center’s treatment and assessment methods.
Additional information on the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services’ website indicates that the goal of the division is to provide continuous improvement in the quality and effectiveness of substance abuse treatment to result in better outcomes for their clients and more successfully recovery. The Department offers a large continuum of services for substance abuse treatment and mental illness including contracting services with over 130 substance abuse treatment providers, eight gambling addiction contracts, and operates three state residential treatment facilities. Finally the state also offers programs for special populations such as criminal justice, women with children, adolescents, Hispanics, and Native Americans.
At the time of this writing, there are two job openings listed at the Jim Taliaferro Community Mental Health Center for a Senior Triage Specialist and a Registered Nurse. There is currently no additional information provided by the facility regarding other treatment staff. However, a loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com indicated that the facility staff were experienced and well-trained.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. However, one friend or family member polled by Best-rehabs.com gave the facility four out of five stars for accommodations & amenities and meal & nutrition.
At the time of this writing there has been one friend or family member polled by Best-rehabs.com. The anonymous loved one had mixed opinions of the facility but did highlight a few positive features. She gave the facility four out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations & amenities, and meals & nutrition. She strongly agreed that the facility was clean and well maintained; that family and loved ones were able to participate in treatment through facility programming; and that the facility was adequately equipped and staffed to treat co-occurring mental health problems in addition to substance use disorders.
The loved one felt that a strength of the facility was the helpful and compassionate counseling staff but indicated that the facility’s weakness was that it is state owned. The loved added additional commentary writing, “It was just a friend and I visited him there while he was in rehab. I just know that they helped him with his problem and he is, 5 years later, still drug free.” Overall, she was neutral on whether or not she would recommend this facility to another friend or loved one who was considering rehab.
On the facility’s Facebook page, which it can manage, there is an overall rating of 3.9 out of five stars based on nine total reviews. The reviews were mixed but many of those that left comments spoke highly of the facility staff. One alum, D.N., who gave five stars, had a good experience with a new doctor. She wrote, “They have a new doctor and he is excellent. Great personality and very caring… I’ve been coming to Taliaferro for many years. Don’t know what I’d do without them.” Another client, T.G., did not have as positive of an experience. He wrote that he missed an appointment due to a complication with his diabetes and was not given extra medication to get him through until his next appointment. He gave one star and wrote, “Now i am suffering withdraws from Celexa being forced to go cold turkey.” The facility responded to his comment asking the client to contact the facility again.
On the facility’s Google page, there is an overall rating of 3.6 out of five stars based on 9 reviews. The reviews were very mixed. Those who left positive comments spoke of the friendly staff, good food, and effective treatment. Those who left negative reviews felt that the treatment was not effective and there were even misdiagnoses happening at the facility.
On the facility’s Yellowpages.com page, there is a two out of five stars rating based on three reviews. The reviews include one five star review and two other one star reviews. R.S., who gave five stars, wrote that she stayed at the facility for two weeks and had a good experience commenting, “They gave me my life back and thanks for a wonderful counselor I have exceeded what anyone thought I could.” The other two reviewers were both clients at the facility in the past and both felt that they did not receive high quality treatment. One of the individuals wrote, “It’s like being in prison. Avoid the place if you possibly can and if you have to go there, God be with you.”
The cost of treatment at the facility is not published. According to HealthGrove, the facility accepts insurance including Medicaid and Medicare. Other payment forms include client fees and payment assistance is available.