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ABOUT WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN DORN VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER
Located in Columbia, S.C., the William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center offers a variety of outpatient treatment options for veterans struggling with mental health problems, substance use disorder, or a dual diagnosis. In addition to a dedicated Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP) and a mental health clinic offering support services, the facility also provides ambulatory detox. It's one of only 11 outpatient treatment facilities in South Carolina (just 10 percent) to provide medical detox. It's also one of only 10 facilities in the state to offer treatment tailored to vets.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Veterans may choose from a number of services offered by the SATP, including addiction education, couples and family counseling, and skills building courses. CiteHealth reports that the program also offers medication-assisted treatment (MAT) utilizing buprenorphine for clients battling opioid dependency. In 2017, 21 percent of South Carolina treatment facilities utilized buprenorphine for MAT.
Mental health services can be integrated with clients' primary care plans, or addressed at the General Mental Health Outpatient Clinic, which offers both short and long-term programs. Common problems that are treated include chronic depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Treatment services include medication management, one-on-one counseling, group therapy, skill building classes, and psychoeducational classes.
According to the facility's website, the treatment team includes registered nurses, psychiatrists, and social workers. The one loved one surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave the facility five out of five stars for its staff's level of training and experience.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, however the facility as a whole received an average rating of 2.8 out of five stars based on 117 reviews on Google. Comments from former clients, which mainly addressed primary medical services, were mixed. While some alumni described William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center as a well-run facility with friendly staff, an equal amount complained about issues including long wait times, rude employees, and understaffing.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The one loved on surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing, an anonymous 40-to-59-year-old male, gave the William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center a highly positive review. He awarded the facility four or five out of five stars across all evaluated metrics, including family participation, cleanliness, counseling options, treatment of co-occurring disorders, and administrative and discharge procedures. "Dedicated service and caring staff," they wrote. The reviewer's one complaint was that the facility was overcrowded.
According to CiteHealth, the facility accepts private health insurance and military insurance. The one loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date gave the center five out of five stars for its affordability.
Published on January 2019
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