ABOUT WHITE BIRD CLINIC – CHRYSALIS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
White Bird Clinic is a nonprofit founded in 1969 to help those who felt alienated and disenfranchised by society. The organization’s stated mission is “to enable people to gain control of their social, emotional, and physical well-being through direct service, education, and community” through “a funny blend of idealism and realism.”
Services include a medical clinic, a, a dental program for indigent individuals, case management and assistance services for homeless individuals, and outpatient treatment programs for mental health disorders and addiction to drugs and alcohol. Chrysalis Behavioral Health is the center’s addiction treatment program, offering outpatient treatment for residents of Lane County who are aged 18+.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment is not based on the 12-Steps, but Chrysalis notes that its services are very compatible with 12-step participation. The program is described as client-centered and humanistic.
Treatment includes individual, couples, and group counseling; educational classes about drugs; medical reviews; drug testing; and. There’s a dedicated women’s group, and extracurricular activities such as acupuncture and Tai Chi.
White Bird Clinic uses trained volunteers alongside salaried staff. There is currently no further information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff, however, the single alum polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the facility five out of five stars for the level of respect found in its counselors and the level of support received from its staff.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The single alum polled by Best-rehabs.com to date would recommend Chrysalis Behavioral Health. “Great indivdual counseling and staff support,” the reviewer wrote anonymously, also giving the facility five stars for its exercise, leisure, and holistic offerings as well as the overall quality of its group counseling.
Secondary review sites yielded mixed feedback at the time of this writing, with a one-star rating and two five-star ratings on Google, and a single one-star rating on CiteHealth.  “They were very disorganized and didn’t seem to know what they were doing. I’d ask questions and they couldn’t give me answers,” an anonymous reviewer wrote on CiteHealth; the other negative review, posted on Google, cited racism, an allegation not substantiated by other reviews. “If you need help or treatment this is the only place worth the time and money. They really care about your individual needs as much as they can with alot of clients,” P.N. wrote on Google, in the only piece of commentary to accompany the positive reviews.
This facility accepts the Oregon Health Plan and private insurance, and offers a sliding fee scale, pledging that nobody is turned away because they can’t pay. Federal and state funding is available, too, for clients who qualify. The center sees itself as operating “under the safety net” for the underserved and unserved members of society.