ABOUT BELLIN PSYCHIATRIC CENTER
Bellin Psychiatric Center, located in a leafy, residential area of Green Bay, Wis., is operated by Bellin Health, a healthcare provider that offers a full range of medical services throughout the Green Bay area. As a comprehensive psychiatric center for adults and adolescents, the facility offers treatment for substance abuse and a variety of other mental health issues. While short-term inpatient treatment is available for psychiatric patients, substance abuse treatment is offered on an outpatient basis only, and patients must be at least 18 years old to participate in the program.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at Bellin is based on 12-step principles and includes a mix of individual counseling, group counseling, family sessions, and educational sessions and workshops. Discussions and instruction cover topics such as stress management, relapse prevention, grief, and lifestyle issues.
Based on their individual needs and where they are in their recovery journey, patients may choose from outpatient treatment, aftercare/continuing care, and relapse prevention programming.
Bellin employs a diverse staff of healthcare professionals, including psychiatrists, social workers, addiction therapists, nurse practitioners, nurses, occupational therapists, case managers, and mental health therapists.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The six alumni surveyed to date by Best-rehabs.com found their treatment at Bellin to be effective and worth the cost.
Bill, an alum who issued five out of five-star ratings in nearly every category including treatment effectiveness, wrote to Best-rehabs.com: “To this day I believe it was the best choice I ever made and it was well worth the cost of knowing i would never have to give in to the urge to drink again.” Alum Claire echoed this praise, commenting, “this is the place that helped me begin my road to recovery. I’ve been sober almost 4 years thanks to the team teaching, listening and caring.”
Amidst relatively high ratings, some alumni did share more critical reviews of Bellin. One common theme was the lack of holistic treatment options and the low affordability. Alumni rated these categories with only one or two out of five stars. One anonymous alum wrote: “wish it was more affordable for people that need it.”
As for the available counseling options, the reviews received by Best-rehabs.com were highly mixed. One anonymous survey respondent listed good counselors among the facility’s strengths, and another anonymous alum noted that the program “helps with your needs;” however, another anonymous alum was less impressed with the staff and wrote: “the staff focuses on a large amount of addictions small amount of specialties.” Staff received similarly mixed reviews on secondary sites such as Facebook, where the facility earned an average of 3.8 stars from 13 reviewers. Facebook users cited the staff as “absolutey amazing” at best and “unethical and unprofessional” at worst.
On Google, Bellin faired well with an overall 4.1 stars from a total of 11 people. Even the single one-star reviewer, Mary, admitted that “The physical facility is great. The general nursing staff was awesome. The social worker was wonderful and compassionate.” Her complaints seemed to stem from difficulties with one indvidiaul staff member.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The four loved ones of alumni gave Bellin mixed reviews. Friends and family vouched for treatment effectiveness, but also provided lower scores for holistic options. Most categories, including exercise & leisure, connectivity, affordability and counseling options, were given less than four out of five stars.
Another loved one noted a lack of individualized attention and suggested that the facility may be better suited to address its psychiatric patients. They wrote: “Seems to be helpful with certain mental problems but not the best at listening to an individual upon arrival.” However, this reviewer still awarded the facility four stars for treatment effectiveness, adding: “Has many very qualified personnal to assist in a patients needs.”
Bellin accepts private health insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare. Some financial assistance is available to those who qualify.