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ABOUT HIGHLINE MEDICAL CENTER
Located in Burlen, Wash., Highline Medical Center is part of CHI Franciscan Health, a network of hospitals in the Seattle and Tacoma areas. The facility provides inpatient and stabilization services for individuals struggling with mental health disorders, chemical dependency, or a dual diagnosis. Highline Medical Center is equipped to provide medical detoxification on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to Highline Medical Center's website, the treatment center may conduct an initial psychiatric and behavioral assessment to diagnose the primary issues contributing to hospitalization. As a hospital-based program, the goal of treatment is to stabilize the patient and refer them to an appropriate program.
CHI Franciscan Health provides longer term inpatient programs for adults and youth within its network of hospitals. Inpatient care is available at St. Joseph’s Medical Center and Kitsap Mental Health Services. In the past, Highline Medical Center operated a standalone facility for chemical dependency, the Highline Addiction Recovery Center, which is now Cascade Behavioral Health.
According to results from Rehabs.com surveys, chemical dependency treatment blends 12-step involvement with psychotherapy. Patients may participate in individual and group counseling and receive a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practices of the 12-step model of recovery. Medication management may also be incorporated to treat the mental health issues associated with a dual diagnosis.
Highline Medical Center treats a range of psychiatric issues, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and schizophrenia. Treatment for a primary psychiatric disorder may involve pharmacological intervention, recreational therapy, and psychotherapy.
The facility's website notes Highline Medical Center’s behavioral health unit employs a team of psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, nurses, addiction medicine specialists, mental health counselors, social workers, occupational therapists, and recreational therapists.
The four individuals polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided an average of 4.5 out of five stars for the staff's level of training and experience.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. The four individuals surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided an average of 3.5 out of five stars for accommodations and amenities.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The two former patients polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided polarized opinions concerning the quality of care offered at the facility. One former patient submitted two out of five stars for the staff’s level of training and experience and the effectiveness of group counseling sessions, while the other respondent felt the counselors were well-trained.
“I did well there and the kind treating received made me decide to become a chemical dependency counselor which I did in 2011,” alum Kristi wrote while commenting the center's counselors as a program strength.
The two former patients did agree that the program lacked holistic treatment; both gave one-star ratings for this treatment component.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones who responded to Rehabs.com surveys at the time of this writing praised many aspects of the program, submitting five out of five stars for its counseling options and the program’s effectiveness in treating co-occurring disorders.
“Great family program. I think Highline is very helpful to people quiting drugs,” a loved one wrote.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The one employee questioned by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing agreed with loved ones in that the program offered excellent dual diagnosis treatment and felt the experience level of staff members was a program strength. “The counselors were well educated and caring,” they wrote.
According to the treatment center's website, Highline Medical Center accepts a range of private insurance plans, Medicare, and Medicaid. Financial assistance may be available for eligible patients through Catholic Health Initiatives, an associated nonprofit health organization.
Published on December 2017
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