Adventist Health – Unity Center for Behavioral Health

Adventist Health – Unity Center for Behavioral Health


Set in southeast Portland, Ore., Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit health care network consisting of a full-service medical center and dozens of medical clinics and home care services. The network’s Unity Center for Behavioral Health, which opened in 2016, offers inpatient psychiatric and emergency treatment services for adults and teens.


The Unity Center’s inpatient program provides thorough initial assessments and diagnoses, individualized treatment planning, and comprehensive discharge and continuing care services, according to its website. It offers Psychiatric Emergency Service (PES) for walk-in patients as well.

Treatment utilizes modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and includes medication management, education, and individual and group therapy. One alum who submitted a review to also said that the facility utilizes the 12-Steps in treatment.


Adventist Health has 550 physicians, 1,900 employees and more than 250 volunteers, though no specific staff information is provided regarding the Unity Center. Across the state of Oregon, 97.8 percent of facilities are accredited, licensed, or certified. Two survey respondents polled on the matter gave positive reviews of four or five out of five stars on the staff’s level of training and experience.


The 102-bed Unity Center has 80 beds for adults and 22 beds for teenagers. According to center’s website, the facility has a garden, pharmacy, spiritual room, and a café. The program also offers an array of holistic activities such as art therapy, mindfulness practice, horticultural therapy, music, dance, and movement therapy, occupational therapy, psychoeducational skill building, and recreation therapy.


The three anonymous alumni polled by as of this writing shared mostly positive feedback. Together, these alumni gave at least four out of five stars for overall treatment effectiveness, two of whom praised the counselors and staff. Despite praising the program, one of the alums said the treatment here is expensive.

Feedback across secondary sites was mixed. Forty-one Google reviews awarded the center an average rating of 2.3 out of five stars. Commentary was very negative. Two-star reviewer Hailey, for instance, found the emergency services here “very disorganized.”

In contrast, Adventist Medical Center’s Facebook page has an average rating of 4.3 out of five stars based on 605 reviews.[2]


Though no loved ones have submitted reviews to, a number of Google reviewers commented about the facility with mixed opinions. Lisa, whose nephew attended, said that the facility was nice but wished family participation was better. However, on the reverse, one mother said her daughter’s phone was stolen.


According to Adventist Health’s website, the hospital accepts major health insurance plans, as well as Medicare and Medicaid.


Unity underwent construction in early 2017, wherein a new lobby was built with an ambulance bay for more immediate assistance to patients.


Reviews about Adventist Health – Unity Center for Behavioral Health

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Excellent counselors with 15+ years experience. Outpatient programs only Has good outpatient program and after care.
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  • Staff, effectiveness, aa, classes. Holistic options, exercise options. This is no-frills treatment based on a focused 12-step approach.
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  • They charge thousands for basic care. Unnecessary. I completed my treatment, then attended outpatient therapy.