Fahrman Center

Fahrman Center


Founded more than 30 years ago, the Fahrman Center is a residential rehab center for adults struggling with chemical dependency. Located in Eau Claire, Wis., the facility provides short-term inpatient care, which may be followed by transitional residential services. Detox is not provided on-site, and clients must be medically stable to participate in treatment.

The Fahrman Center is operated by Lutheran Social Services (LSS) of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, a Christian nonprofit community organization offering services such as adoption, foster care, and senior living, in addition to addiction treatment. Nonprofit organizations comprise 43.2 percent of treatment facilities in Wisconsin, according to a 2016 SAMHSA survey.


Upon admission, each client is assigned a dedicated counselor for a clinical assessment and individualized intensive treatment plan. The short-term residential program lasts approximately 21 days, while the transitional residential services may last up to 180 days, depending on clients’ individual needs.

Although the rehab is co-ed, most services occur in gender-specific groups. The evidence-based treatment includes individual and group therapy, rational emotive therapy, and 12-step participation. Treatment may also include holistic offerings such as yoga, art therapy, interactive journaling, and music therapy.

Additionally, the center offers a family program, and successful graduates of the program may participate in 12 months of continuing care.


Fahrman Center’s website notes that the professional treatment staff includes licensed and experienced counselors. LSS is one of only 25 (8.9 percent) treatment facilities in Wisconsin to be accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), according to a 2016 SAMHSA survey.


The center offers 42 beds, and images on the website indicated simple, comfortable accommodations as well as a bright and airy dining room, lounge with a TV and small library, activity room with a ping pong table, walking paths, and an outdoor area with a gazebo.


The two alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the Fahrman Center positive reviews. In particular, both alumni gave high four- of five-star ratings for the amount of family participation, exercise and leisure options, cleanliness of the facility, and overall treatment effectiveness. Offering four-star ratings for the respect shown to clients and effectiveness of group counseling, alum Sarah wrote: “I highly recommend this facility. They told me what i needed to hear and put all the tools in my hand when i left.”

Offering perfect five-star ratings for counseling options and four-star ratings for holistic offerings, alum David added: “Staff was great. Felt like Home if you can Believe!”

On Google, four alumni all provided perfect five-star reviews. “Non judging great people!” alum Jason wrote. [1] The sole alum to provide feedback on Facebook offered a four-star review.[2]


Though Best-rehabs.com has not received any reviews from loved ones to date, a single family member of an alum, Ann, offered positive feedback on Google. “Great communication with… family,” she wrote.


Though LSS’s website does not offer any pricing information, according to CiteHealth, Fahrman Center accepts private insurance. HealthGrove further reports that the facility accepts state insurance including Medicaid and Access to Recovery vouchers. The continuing care program is offered free of cost.

[1] GoogleReviews

[2] https://www.facebook.com/pages/fahrman-Center/185068494945093

Services provided by Fahrman Center

Service Setting

  • Residential
  • Type of Care

  • Halfway House
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Treatment Approaches

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Contingency Managementmotivational Incentives
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Martix Model
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Trauma-related Counseling
  • License/Certification/Accreditation

  • State Substance Abuse Agency
  • State Department Of Health
  • Council On Accreditation
  • Payment/Insurance/Funding Accepted

  • Medicaid
  • Genders Accepted

  • Male
  • Female
  • Fahrman Center Reviews

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • I highly recommend this facility. They told me what i needed to hear and put all the tools in my hand when i left. I am forever grateful for this program as i am going on 10 years of sobriety
  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • Staff was great. Felt like Home if you can Believe!