About BayRidge Hospital
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ABOUT BAYRIDGE HOSPITAL
Situated in the coastal community of Lynn, Mass., 11 miles north of Boston, BayRidge Hospital is a behavioral health facility that provides rehabilitation services for adults seeking treatment for chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders. The facility offers emergency psychiatric stabilization services and is one of the 36 (10.3 percent) of Massachusetts treatment facilities that offers short-term residential programming.
Treatment options also include a partial hospitalization program (PHP) and other outpatient programs. Detox is available on-site, and aftercare services are also available.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to BayRidge Hospital's website, treatmentl begins with an assessment and initial behavioral health assessment. This assessment is used to create an individualized treatment plan. Clients in need of emergency services or detox are referred to the hospital’s intensive assessment unit (IAU), which provides diagnostic and crisis management services. The average length of time in the IAU is one to three days.
BayRidge Hospital treats primary psychiatric disorders and substance abuse-related issues separately. Treatment for chemical dependency involves a structured schedule of individual, group, and family counseling, as well as psychoeducational classes.
Medication-assisted therapy (Suboxone) may also be utilized to minimize withdrawal symptoms associated with opioid dependency. Primary psychiatric treatment consists of pharmacological interventions combined with therapeutic counseling. The center is one of the 204 (58.1 percent) of Massachusetts treatment facilities that offers programming for co-occurring disorders.
The length of stay in the residential program is based on each clients’ needs. As clients move to outpatient services, the facility encourages clients to begin creating support networks in the community. Family involvement is encouraged throughout outpatient levels of care.
Aftercare planning is included in the discharge process. Case managers work with clients to make connections with community-based sober living groups. Clients are also encouraged to take advantage of available family therapy and care services where applicable.
BayRidge Hospital’s multidisciplinary treatment staff consists of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, clinical social workers, case managers, occupational therapists, and licensed mental health and substance abuse counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
BayRidge Hospital is comprised of three separate, secured units, which include the intensive assessment unit, a 31-bed psychiatric unit, and a 24-bed addiction/dual diagnosis unit. Patients have 24-hour access to medical and nursing care.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The two alumni polled by Rehabs.com at time of writing generally approved of the facility, and indicated they would recommend BayRidge Hospital. While the two survey respondents gave the facility’s counseling options just two out of five stars, they gave ratings of four and five stars for the treatment staff’s level of training and experience.
“I stayed 8 days and came out clean and happy,” an alum wrote. This alum also reported long-term sobriety and gave the facility five stars for its effectiveness in treating co-occurring disorders. The other survey respondent simply added: “(They) helped me.”
To date, the 22 people who left Google reviews gave an average rating of 3.2 out of five stars and mixed feedback. While some individuals noted they wouldn't recommend the facility, others praised the staff and noted they did recommend the center.  "Both the staff, and the clients were wonderful. Good food. Great groups and time for 'quiet time'. I can't say enough," one alum wrote.
To date, the 16 people who left reviews on its unofficial Facebook page gave the facility an average rating of 3.3 out of five stars. While some alumni praised the “kind” staff, others criticized the quality of treatment. 
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The one loved one polled by Rehabs.com at time of writing gave the facility a largely negative review. The loved one gave two out of five stars for leisure opportunities, affordability, and treatment for co-occurring disorders.
The loved one also gave three stars for the staff’s level of experience and training. “Staff seemed intelligent but unmotivated,” they wrote. They also provided a lower two-star rating for the facility’s ability to treat co-occurring disorders. “Would not recommend a friend,” they concluded.
BayRidge Hospital accepts private insurance and Medicaid and is one of the 203 (57.8 percent) of Massachusetts facilities that accepts Medicare. Financial assistance, including no-cost treatment, may be available to eligible clients.
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AnonymousStaff seemed intelligent but unmotivated Filthy, bad accommodations and meals Would not recommend a friend
AnonymousSuboxon 3day treatment on and off was great. I stayed 8 days and came out clean and happy now I got 3+ years and no desire to go back to the way things were before
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