Greenleaf Behavioral Health Overview
Located in the city of Valdosta in Southern Georgia, Greenleaf Behavioral Health is a hospital which offers substance abuse and mental health treatment services to adults, adolescents (12-17), and teenagers dealing with problems ranging from mental health issues, depression, bipolar disorder, and other behavioral issues. The center began more than 30 years ago and has since then been the preferred psychiatric treatment program in Georgia. The facility offers personalized treatment plans which are designed to cater to the specific needs of a patient in a safe and confidential environment and this is achieved with the help of a treatment team consisting of board-certified therapists, psychiatrists, mental health professionals and support staff from a myriad of clinical disciplines. For patients dealing with dual diagnosis disorders, the center provides assistance and care in the form of a dual diagnosis treatment program. The program is designed for persons dealing with co-occurring mental health problems and to reduce the risk of relapse. For the admission process, the center provides clients with an admissions counselor who offers free assessments of a client’s issue before passing it along to the physician for review. Additionally, the hospital offers outpatient, adolescent and adult inpatient programs, partial hospitalization, and medical detox services among its levels of care.
Accommodation & Food
The entire facility is designed to accommodate up to 103 persons and for the inpatient programs, up to 77 residents at a time. The hospital has common areas which are inviting and warm and furnished with comfortable couches. The clients are accommodated in semi-private rooms—residents share rooms with one other person—which are furnished with a set of shelves, twin beds, and a small dresser. The substance abuse and mental health programs take place in separate wings of the hospital.
Meals are served to the clients in the dining hall thrice a day and prepared by the staff.
Treatment & Therapy
The center offers some treatment and therapy services depending on the unique needs of the client. Some of these are:
- Medical Detoxification
- Inpatient treatment
- Intensive Outpatient program
- Partial hospitalization
The hospital offers separate inpatient treatment programs for adolescents and adults dealing with mental health and/or substance use disorders and in need of stabilization and constant observation. In the acute inpatient program for adolescents, the facility offers detox services if necessary along with family and individual therapy sessions. The adult program focuses on teaching clients effective coping skills and engages them in group-oriented therapy.
Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Program
The hospital provides outpatient services, on the same campus as the inpatient program, for adults and teens and also offers a group-oriented Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). These programs offer a structured type of therapy and allow the patient to slowly transition back into the community. The programs usually last between 2-4 weeks and also offer medication management, individual therapy, and a host of other treatment models.
The following are a list of addictions treated at the facility:
- Prescription drug
The facility offers various options of therapy which include:
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
- Medication management
- Group therapy
- Relapse prevention
Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital costs approximately $700 daily for treatment at the facility coming up to $21,000 for a 30-day treatment, but this amount is subject to change as it is greatly dependent on the kind of treatment and level of care a client requires. The facility accepts most major commercial insurance plans including Tricare, Medicare, Aetna, Cigna, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and more. Self-payment options are available as well. Clients are advised to contact the facility for more information on insurance verification, admission, payment, and more.
The facility is accredited by the NAATP (National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers).
The Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital Advantages
The hospital understands the importance of having a wholesome treatment, that is, clients get complete treatment both physically and mentally. Holistic therapies such as art therapy and recreational activities are offered to clients registered at the facility. Fitness is also greatly encouraged and in this, an on-site gym equipped with primary equipment is available as well as a pool for swimming and relaxation,
In entirety, the facility offers well-rounded, structured, and comprehensive treatment to clients seeking substance abuse and mental health treatment services. The hospital is well-equipped with highly professional staff offering treatment in a comfortable and pleasant environment.
Clients seeking treatment at a facility that doesn’t offer luxurious accommodation, but offers a strong 12-step based treatment will find Greenleaf Hospital to be a good option.
- Bryan Adams – Chief Executive Officer
- Dr. Paresh Thanki – Medical Director
- Doug Barnes – Director of Plant Operations
- Daffanie Alred – Chief Financial Officer
- La Tonia Watkins – Clinical Director.