Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - MPI Treatment Services

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



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About Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - MPI Treatment Services


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.


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

Facility Highlights
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MPI Treatment Services is one hospital unit of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s network in the San Francisco Bay Area. This specific facility, located in Oakland, offers inpatient and outpatient treatment to adults struggling with substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders. The facility also offers medical detox, which is a service available in just 2.3 percent of hospital-based inpatient facilities in California.


All clients receive a comprehensive assessment upon admission so that an individualized treatment plan can be created. Treatment programs are based on 12-step fellowship and include individual counseling, group therapy, and family counseling, as well as pain management groups, addiction education classes, and relapse prevention training.

There is also a program for seniors, which is a specialty provided by 25.8 percent of treatment facilities in the state. According to the facility’s online schedule, time is set aside daily for exercise.

Outpatient options include a partial hospitalization program (PHP), which is a treatment level offered by 17.6 percent of treatment facilities in California. The facility offers separate PHPs for adults and adolescents, both of which meet five days a week. There is also an intensive outpatient program (IOP) that meets three to four times a week. Additional continuing care groups are offered four times weekly through the MPI Alumni Association.


According to the facility’s website, the staff includes physicians, registered nurses, licensed therapists, psychiatrists, dietitians, certified alcohol and drug counselors, and licensed marriage and family therapists. To date, the four individuals polled on the matter by appreciated the staff's aptitude.

Staff Experience and Training: 4/5


While there is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements, the inpatient programs are hospital-based, and clients have access to medical and nursing care. To date, the four individuals polled on the matter by approved of the facility's upkeep.

Cleanliness: 4/5


The three former clients surveyed by to date gave MPI positive feedback. They indicated that the treatment was effective (two went so far as to describe it as live-saving), the programs were comprehensive, and the staff were helpful and compassionate. "If you stay in contact with the staff, the program and follow your after care plan.. you will stay sober," one anonymous alum wrote in a representative review.

On Yelp[1], MPI earned an average rating of 3.5 out of five stars based on 18 reviews. The majority of former clients who left feedback praised the facility for its knowledgeable staff and comfortable hospital environment. "I found the staff to be incredibly kind and compassionate, including all of the nurses, the counselors," Jeffrey wrote in a representative review. "I really needed help, and to feel safe, and I got the help I needed and I did feel safe."


To date, the three loved one polled by offered mixed feedback. Heather, the mother of a former client, noted that the facility "had great concepts but no follow through." She gave the program just one star for its counseling options and the quality of its addiction and mental health treatment.

While an anonymous family member noted that outpatient treatment was not helpful for her loved one, they did award the facility four out of five stars for its staff support, its family involvement, and its exercise offerings. The third reviewer, also anonymous, gave MPI five out of five stars for all metrics evaluated, including cleanliness, counseling options, family participation, and the staff's level of training and experience.


The single staff member polled to date about MPI gave a positive review. Timothy wrote: “This is the best facility I've worked in in 28 years in the field.” He gave MPI five out of five stars for its fairness of pricing, its tendency to put patients' best interests first, its loyalty toward patients, and the overall quality of its care. He also 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, as well as Medicaid and Medicare.


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  • Bob
    M.P.I. saved my life!
  • Anonymous
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    They had good knowledge
  • Julian
    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.
  • Anonymous
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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.
  • Anonymous
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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.
  • Heather
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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.
  • Timothy
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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.