About Healthcare Alternative Systems Inc
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ABOUT HEALTHCARE ALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS INC
Founded in 1972 and located in Wheaton, Ill., Healthcare Alternative Systems is a private nonprofit facility, which make up about 54 percent of all treatment facilities in Illinois; it is one of the 89 (14.1 percent) of Illinois facilities that offers residential treatment services. While the residential treatment is for men only, the center's outpatient and intensive outpatient programs are for all adults who are struggling with mental health disorders or substance abuse. Programs are available in both English and Spainish.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to Healthcare Alternative Systems' website, treatment begins with an assessment, which is used to create an individualized treatment plan for each client. The men's residential program is high-structured, and each resident receives a medical and bio-psychosocial assessment upon admission.
The treatment program is designed to focus on the symptoms of addiction, along with each client's overall health and well-being. Programing typically includes life skills education, and individual, group, and family therapy.
Clients in an intensive outpatient or regular outpatient program also participate in group, individual, and family counseling. The treatment team utilizes evidence-based treatment approaches including motivational interviewing techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and 12-step facilitation. The treatment facility also has outpatient programs for teens struggling with substance abuse.
Treatment plans may also include clinical substance abuse and mental health assessments, psychiatric evaluations, medication monitoring, case management, and medication assisted treatment.
In addition to mental health and substance abuse treatment, Healthcare Alternative Systems provides addition services such as assessments and referrals, DUI evaluation and education, aftercare, transitional housing, parole services, anger management, and domestic violence program.
Healthcare Alternative Systems' website notes the treatment team includes counselors, physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, licensed social workers, certified addiction counselors, mental health clinicians, case managers, nutritionists and dietitians, and other support specialists.
The loved one polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave four out of five stars for the staff's level of training and experience. The treatment facility is one of the 163 (25.8 percent) of Illinois treatment centers that are accredited by CARF.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. However, the loved one surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave four out of five stars for accommodations and amenities.
Rehabs.com has yet to receive any reviews from this facility’s former clients or staffers. However, the one loved one polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave a mostly positive review for Healthcare Alternative Systems.
They gave five stars for counseling options, family participation, and when asked if treatment was worth the cost. "Quick intake and good coordination of care, 12 step approach, good coordination of care. Does not take a holistic approach," they wrote.
To date, the seven people to leave reviews on its Facebook page, which it has the ability to manage, gave an average of 4.2 out of five stars. "Helping All Succeed in life," Joe, the only reviewer to leave commentary, wrote. 
The eight people to leave Google Reviews at the time of this writing gave an average of 4.3 out of five stars. The two people to leave commentary praised the treatment staff. "I like it because they are very professional," S.P. wrote in a representative review. 
According to Healthcare Alternative Systems' website, it is one of the 415 (65.6 percent) of Illinois treatment facilities that accepts health insurance. The treatment center also offers services on a sliding fee scale, and accepts self-pay.
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AnonymousQuick intake and good coordination of care, 12 step approach, good coordination of care. Does not take a holistic approach.
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