Salt Lake Behavioral Health is a psychiatric hospital providing mental health and substance abuse treatment for adolescents and adults. Treatment options include medical detoxification, dual diagnosis, inpatient programs and outpatient care. Programming includes cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, group therapy, 12-step groups, yoga, life skills training, and relapse prevention techniques.
ABOUT SALT LAKE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Salt Lake Behavioral Health (SLBH) is a private psychiatric hospital located less than 10 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah. The facility offers a medical detox program plus inpatient and outpatient care for adults struggling with substance abuse and mental health problems. The hospital also offers a specialized dual diagnosis program.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment begins with a free assessment, which is used to develop an individualized treatment plan. Treatment revolves around a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and, a therapy model that helps clients recognize the substance abuse cycle and progress from it.
As a psychiatric hospital, SLBH also uses evidence-based treatment methods, including motivational interviewing (MI), group therapy, and skills groups that revolved around the 12-Steps, relapse prevention, and relaxation techniques among others. According to the facility’s website, holistic treatment options include music therapy/expression, pet therapy, spiritual counseling, and yoga.
SLBH’s intensive outpatient programs meet three to five days per week, which includes structured group therapy and general psychiatry.
In addition to substance abuse treatment, SLBH offers a dedicated residential program for servicemen on active duty who are struggling with PTSD and a specialized geriatric program for Alzheimer’s and dementia. There are two programs, one for men and women.
According to the JCAHO-certified facility’s website, staff at SLBH include two psychiatrists, an addictionologist, a nurse practitioner, and physician assistants. Three reviewers polled by Best-rehabs.com to date rated the staff’s level of experience and training an average of 4.6 out of five stars.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
SLBH is a 118-bed facility. Photos published on its website show a fitness room, dorm-style bedrooms, a lounge, a kitchen, and nondescript decor. 13 reviewers polled by Best-rehabs.com to date rated SLBH’s accommodations and amenities on average three out of five stars and its meals and nutrition on average 3.7 stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
13 reviewers polled by Best-rehabs.com to date recommended SLBH with an average three out of five stars. Of nine alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com, six were positive and three were very negative. Positive alumni consistently rated its treatment effectiveness four out of five stars or higher, with comments praising the kindness of its staff. Alum E.M. wrote: “The first days can be challenging and rules might seem pointless but it all serves a therapeutic purpose.”
The three negative reviewers had poorer experiences with staff. Two criticized the unprofessional treatment from staff. Alum C.S. complained of poor treatment from a nurse, writing: “He told me that I was delusional … He was so unprofessional and inappropriate.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Of the four loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com all gave negative reviews of SLBH to date, rating its treatment effectiveness only two stars out of five stars or less. Loved ones’ comments criticized SLBH’s lack of resources, low staff, and poor treatment. Loved one Kylee complained of an incident where a nurse startled her husband, writing: “My husband who is an OIF Veteran suffers from severe PTSD and has a fear of people walking behind him, amongst many other things. Frightened he turned around and yelled. The nurse laughed at him.”
According to the facility’s website Tricare and Medicare are accepted, along with private insurance policies such as Blue Cross, Aetna, and Cigna among more. Financial assistance covering up to 100 percent of the cost of treatment is available.
Updated November 2017