ABOUT INDIAN PATH MEDICAL CENTER – KINGSPORT, TN
Indian Path Medical Center, located in Kingsport, Tenn., is part of a larger regional health system- Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA). It does not appear behavioral health or substance abuse treatment is offered at the Indian Path location however, those services are offered throughout the health system. The treatment facility offers comprehensive behavioral health inpatient services as well as acute inpatient detoxification and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) treatment following detox. The facility provides treatment to individuals of all ages from children and adolescents to adults age 18 and older. The organization offers two separate units specifically for adults over age 55.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Throughout the acute detox, medications are provided to clients to help ease withdrawal symptoms and alleviate cravings. Clients participate in daily group therapy and are first introduced to 12-Step meetings along with cognitive behavioral therapy, individual, marital, and family therapy.
Following completion of detox, clients may transition into the IOP program where they will receive group therapy three times per week, three hours per session, for six to eight weeks. The groups combine psychotherapy, education, and medication management as clients continue in their recovery. Participants not requiring detox may establish care first through the IOP plan. The IOP program closely follows the 12-Step Recovery Model with an emphasis on complete abstinence of substances.
The treatment team is led by a physician and includes nurse practitioners, registered nurses, therapists, discharge planners, and behavioral health technicians.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The facility’s substance abuse medical detoxification unit, called the “Poplar” unit, offers 26 beds for male and female adult clients in a hospital setting providing around the clock medical supervision. MSHA also offers inpatient mental health treatment along with substance abuse treatment specifically for older adults age 55 and older in two separate units to help meet the unique needs of that population. The organization has two dedicated units, one with 14 beds and another with 16 beds respectively, that houses adults with more acute mental health concerns, offering a higher level of care and monitoring. Finally, the facility has a 12 bed unit for children and adolescents age 6-17 years old that provides psychiatric care in a comfortable and supportive environment. The unit is staffed around the clock with medical and mental health professionals.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing there have been no alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com. Indian Path Medical Center has a 3.9 out of five star rating out of 318 reviews on its Facebook page and 3.3 out of five stars out of 29 total reviews on its Google Reviews page.  It should be noted that the majority reviews on each website were for the medical center itself and not the rehabilitation unit. The facility also has the ability to manage both pages.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At the time of this writing there have been two friends or family members polled by Best-rehabs.com. Both loved ones felt that the treatment was adequate. One loved one, M.M., gave the facility four out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, four stars for accommodations & amenities, and four stars for meals & nutrition. She agreed that there were many counseling options to choose from depending on the client’s preference; that the facility staff were experienced and well-trained; and that the facility was adequately equipped and staffed to treat co-occurring mental health problems in addition to substance use disorders. She felt that a strength of the facility was the staff and she added that she was satisfied with the treatment offered.
One anonymous loved one gave the facility three out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, three stars for accommodations & amenities, and four stars for meals & nutrition. She agreed that the facility was clean and well maintained; that the admissions and discharge procedures were swift, organized, and clearly explained; and that the facility staff were experienced and well-trained. She felt that a strength of the facility was that they had on-staff doctors, but that their “policies are harsh. They cut the patient off from their family for weeks.” She provided additional commentary, stating “This facility needs to be broken down and rebuilt. It is a good idea but i think it lacks funding.”
The facility accepts insurance but does not list which insurance plans it takes on its website. The facility does not publish its fees for services.