ABOUT MERCY HEALTH – ADDICTIONS CARE
Mercy Health’s Addiction Care provides a full continuum of treatment services for adults struggling with chemical dependency. Located in the community of Janesville, Wis., 44 miles south of Madison, the hospital provides medically supervised detoxification and short-term inpatient care, a partial hospitalization program (PHP), an intensive outpatient program (IOP), as well as aftercare services and addiction counseling.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Before beginning a treatment program, patients participate in a substance abuse assessment to help clinicians develop an individualized treatment plan and and determine an appropriate level of care. Clients who requiremay receive services through Mercy Health’s emergency room. Patients in need of detoxification receive 24-hour medical supervision and nursing care to help ensure the withdrawal process is as comfortable and safe as possible. As a hospital-based program, the goal of short-term inpatient care is quickly stabilize the patient and refer them to one of Addiction Care’s outpatient-based programs.
Patients who do not require detoxification may be referred to the facility’s partial hospitalization program, or Addictions Day Treatment (ADT). ADT is also commonly utilized as a “step-down” continuum of care for patients who complete detoxification. The day program involves programming Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. According to the Mercy Health’s website, the hospital’s treatment approach is designed to equip patients with “coping mechanisms and support resources” to sustain sobriety.
During ADT, patients may participate in group, individual, and family counseling sessions to identify and modify irrational thinking that may contribute to addictive behavior. Patients may also attend workshops on relapse prevention techniques and, as well as educational classes on addiction. To provide “support resources,” Addictions Care may integrate the 12-step model of recovery or other self-help fellowships into programming. Patients may introduced to 12-step principles and practices and encouraged to attend 12-step meetings within the community.
Although offering similar programming as ADT, Mercy Health’s intensive outpatient program involves programming from Monday to Thursday, which includes three hours of daily treatment. Patients who complete ADT or IOP may be encouraged to transition into the hospital’s extended care program, which involves two treatment sessions weekly. As an alternative, patients may request for addictions counseling.
Mercy Health’s Addictions Care services are facilitated by a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, certified substance abuse counselors, and nurses.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. However, the four individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave an average rating of four out of five-star rating for the facility’s overall cleanliness and upkeep.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The sole alum polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing, C.J., praised most aspects of the facility. offering four-star ratings for the facility’s counseling options and the amount of family participation. They also awarded a perfect five-star rating for the treatment staff’s level of experience and training. “The facilitators were very knowledgeable and helpful. They provided the tools I needed to become and stay sober,” C.J. wrote.
Secondary sources revealed that a majority of alumni agreed with this positive assessment, especially concerning the staff. On Google reviews, two individuals gave the facility four out of five-star ratings, though one reviewer did give it a one-star rating without expounding on their experience. “Professional.
Great treatment! Decent doctors & therapists,” reviewer Keo wrote.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com generally approved most aspects of the facility. Both loved ones gave four-star ratings for the staff’s level of experience and training, as well as three- and four-star ratings for the facility’s discharge planning and its counseling options. Although offering a two-star rating for the amount of family involvement, one anonymous loved one wrote: “Good counseling services for a broad range of problems. Employees were helpful and considerate.” However, the other loved one did give a two-star rating for the facility’s ability to treat co-occurring disorders, writing: “It did not focus on what was needed.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
The one staff member polled by Best-rehabs.com praised the facility. Although offering moderate three-star ratings for most aspects of the facility, the staff member wrote: “Great personalities. Great experiences.”
According to its website, Mercy Health accepts a range of insurance policies. Financial assistance and cost discounts may be available to uninsured patients who qualify. The four individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com gave an average rating of three stars for the facility’s affordability.