Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - MPI Treatment Services in Oakland, CA

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3012 Summit Street South Pavilion, 5th Floor
Oakland CA 94609

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - MPI Treatment Services Philosophy

MPI Chemical Dependency Treatment Services, which is a part of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, provides affordable, high-quality substance abuse care to individuals in the Bay Area. The hospital-based facility offers detox, inpatient and outpatient services, and is dedicated to matching each client with the most appropriate and effective level of care. All programs include 12-Step introduction, addiction education and individual and family counseling.

Areas of Specialization

  • Medical Detoxification
    Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.

  • Outpatient
    Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.

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Exercise Program 360 Guide

Review by Contributors


MPI Treatment Services is one hospital unit of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s network in the San Francisco Bay Area. This specific facility is in Oakland. The facility offers five types of treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, including detoxification, residential rehabilitation, day treatment, an intensive outpatient (IOP), and outpatient services. According to the website, it was founded in 1979.


Individual treatment plans are created for everyone. All treatment programs include 12-step programming and individual, group, and family counseling. According to the facility’s online schedule, time is set aside daily for exercise. Additional services include pain management, nutritional education, and relapse prevention skills.

Educational classes about addiction and recovery are also offered. Family counseling is available, along with family groups that continue one year after treatment concludes. Additional continuing care groups are offered four times weekly through the MPI Alumni Association.

In addition to the residential track, there is also a partial hospitalization program (PHP). Day treatment lasts four weeks and requires clients to attend for eight hours, six days per week. Outpatient programming takes place for three hours in the morning or afternoon, and the length of treatment is four to eight weeks.


According to the facility’s website, the staff includes physicians, registered nurses, licensed therapists, psychiatrists, dietitians, licensed marriage and family therapists, and certified alcohol and drug counselors.


MPI Treatment Services is located in a hospital. Further details are limited at the time of this writing.


The four alumni polled by about MPI Treatment Services gave mostly positive feedback. Although the single alum that completed a full survey gave two out of five stars or lower ratings for the cost, insurance options, and worthwhileness of the program, the two alumni that submitted ratings gave four out of five stars or higher for treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition.

Elsewhere online, reviews are polarized but mostly positive. At the time of this writing, there were 14 ratings on Yelp averaging 3.5 out of five stars. [1] The few reviewers to give low ratings criticized the nature of the strict, 12-step programming, including Ed who gave one star and wrote: "It is like a prison, treating people like prisoners and telling them what they can and cannot read..."

On the positive side, many claimed the program saved their lives and praised staff. Alum Michael gave five stars, a perfect rating, and wrote: "They were very understanding that I am an atheist and don't submit to "higher powers". They worked out the fee with my insurance and it cost me nothing."

On Google, the facility earned an average of 4.3 out of five stars from seven reviews to date. [2] While one alum complained about one staff member, the other two alum that left commentary praised the effectiveness of the program and the staff members.


Three loved ones submitted reviews to at the time of this writing, and ratings were mixed but mostly positive.

For treatment effectiveness, loved ones gave a five, three, and two out of five stars respectively. For accommodations and amenities (as well as meals and nutrition), loved ones gave three stars or higher. The loved ones agreed about the quality of the leisure opportunities and unanimously gave five stars.


The single staff member polled to date about MPI Treatment Services gave a positive review. Timothy wrote: “This is the best facility I've worked in in 28 years in the field.” He gave five out of five star ratings to metrics surveyed by such as the fairness of pricing, tendency to put patients' best interests first, loyalty toward patients, the overall quality of care, and the fairness of employee salaries. He noted that the small groups and addiction education were strengths of the facility.


A free assessment will be done by a counselor at MPI Treatment Services. The facility accepts private health insurance, including Aetna, Cigna, and Pacificare.


Published on February 2018

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They had good knowledge


I entered MPI in October 1996 at 36 very tired and very broken. The Staff and program was extremely helpful in starting a new beginning in my life. I followed the program\'s advice and lived in a clean and sober house for about a year after 5 weeks In house treatment. I have been sober and clean ever since. I am an alcoholic and a drug addict and always will be. I just don\'t live that life anymore. Thank you for saving my life.


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If you stay in contact with the staff, the program and follow your after care plan.. you will stay sober. I had relapsed after 3 years. I didnt want to go back to treatment and I had lost my job so I didn't have that kind of insurance.


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You need to have your person stay overnight if you actually want it to work. It didn't work or really help.


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...[My son's] neurologist requested the doctor to call before making any medication changes and they refused to. Believe me you that was not acceptable. One guy got on him but not until the doctor was leaving for a 2 week vacation. My son's counselor suggested he has issues that were outside of her training...They do not call clients on their crud and are disorganized. The facility tells on a regular basis clients that relapse is part of recovery. WE are a family in 12 step recovery and we call bs to that. It can happen but to put it in their minds is wrong in our opinions and experience. They do not offer true recovery which begins with self honesty. They had great concepts but no follow through.The counselor at the family meeting was so full of herself she could not even connect.


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I have had family and friends in this facility. The staff is superior. This is the best facility I've worked in in 28 years in the field. The Monitoring and Re-entry program is awesome.

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