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ABOUT THE CONSORTIUM, INC.
Founded in 1967, the Consortium, Inc., is a Philadelphia-based community mental health center that provides adults and adolescents a variety of mental health services, including outpatient addiction treatment for individuals struggling with substance misuse and co-occurring disorders. Addiction treatment options include a standard outpatient program (OP), intensive outpatient program (IOP), and medication-assisted therapy (MAT).
The Consortium is one of 12 such mental health organizations working in Philadelphia; its efforts are particularly focused on west and southwest Philadelphia. The Consortium is a nonprofit organization, which make up 56.6 percent of rehabs in Pennsylvania, according to a 2017 SAMHSA survey.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
MAT options include methadone, Naltrexone, Vivitrol, and buprenorphine. According to a 2017 SAMHSA survey 15.3 percent of all rehabs in Pennsylvania offer methadone, 17.9 percent offer buprenorphine, 33.3 percent offer Naltrexone, and 36.3 percent offer Vivitrol. Naltrexone may also be prescribed to those with a documented alcohol use disorder. In order to qualify for MAT, clients must be over 18 and have been dependent on opiates for at least a year, and must be in active addiction counseling.
In addition to MAT, the Consortium offers a wide range of other outpatient treatment options, including individual and group counseling, family and couples counseling, care coordination services, trauma-focused therapy, and 12-step education.
The Consortium is one of 260 rehabs in Pennsylvania (51.8 percent of rehabs in the state) that provides a treatment program specifically tailored to adult women. Known as the Family Preservation Program, the specialized treatment track is offered in both OP and IOP options. The program includes individual and group counseling and case management, as well as childcare, transportation, and support for children, where necessary.
There are also a variety programs for adolescents (ages 14 to 21), known collectively as Willpower, Options, Resources and Direction (W.O.R.D.), which are also offered in both OP and IOP options. According to the Consortium's website, treatment includes an individualized assessment, individual and/or group therapy, family therapy, psychiatric evaluation, medication evaluation, care coordination and supportive collateral services. Referrals to the adolescent addiction treatment program may come from family and friends, as well as external agencies such as the Philadelphia Juvenile Justice system, in-patient hospitals, and other human service agencies.
Finally, the Consortium provides general outpatient counseling and education and counseling about HIV and hepatitis at a variety of locations throughout the city.
The team includes at least one doctor, who serves as the chief medical officer. Though the organization's website does not provide any further information, the single individual polled by Rehabs.com to date gave just one out of five stars for the experience levels of its medical, mental health, and addiction staff.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Though Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews directly from alumni, secondary review sites yielded mostly positive feedback. On Google, seven reviewers contributed to an average rating of 4.1 out of five stars. "Great place," wrote reviewer C.C. in representative commentary. On the organization's official Facebook page, which staff can manage, a single reviewer gave a five-star rating.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The single staff member polled by Rehabs.com to date gave a negative review and would not recommend the facility to others. The reviewer, M.M., gave the facility one out of five stars for its honesty and willingness to put clients' interests first as well as the overall quality of its care.
Reviews from 50 current and former staff members on Indeed were more mixed. Several reviewers cited problems with management. A handful of reviewers cited heavy workloads which could negatively affect client care. "Fast paced not enough staff," one former employee wrote in a representative review. However, other reviewers expressed that the facility offers excellent care and has a genuine commitment to clients.
According to the Consortium's website, services are provided regardless of income. The center accepts health insurance and offers a sliding fee scale. The single individual polled by Rehabs.com to date gave the Consortium one out of five stars for the fairness of its price.
Published on July 2019
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