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Enhanced Acute Treatment Service
1233 Main Street, Holyoke, MA 01040

Providence Behavioral Health Hospital now offers a new program called Enhanced Acute Treatment Service for individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders. This program provides a broad range of services with patients beginning their treatment in the Enhanced Detoxification Unit and extending through a continuum of inpatient and outpatient services that are offered by Providence Behavioral Health Hospital.

Providence’s Enhanced Acute Treatment Service is the first step in an ongoing recovery process for our patients. Patients may be self-referred, or come to the program through any number of sources, including Emergency Service Programs, Court Clinicians and Psychiatric Treatment Units. Collaboration with families for support and education is a critical component of each patient’s plan.

Our professionals understand that each patient who accesses our services is unique, and that their readiness to accept change and treatment for their problems varies from person to person. At Providence Behavioral Health Hospital, our goal is to provide patients with the optimum level of care for all who suffer from behavioral health problems.

We established the Enhanced Acute Treatment Service to help individuals receive simultaneous treatment for their addiction and psychiatric disorders. When co-occurring illnesses are both treated in the same treatment episode, chances of relapse in either illness are reduced.

Providence’s staff is trained in Motivational Interviewing Techniques, as well as Stages of Change Theory. This allows for respectful, patient-focused treatment, as well as more accurate assessment of patient issues, challenges and desires.

The Enhanced Detoxification program includes:

  • Addiction counseling
  • Medical treatment
  • Psychiatric care
  • Therapy
  • Education
  • Intensive aftercare planning and linkages with community partners

Specialized services provided for patients in the Enhanced Acute Treatment Service includes:

  • 24-hour psychiatric evaluation – All patients admitted to or stepped up into the enhanced service will be evaluated by a psychiatrist or CNS within 24 hours.
  • Follow-up monitoring – All enhanced patients receive in-house follow-up psychiatric attention within 72 hours or less, depending on clinical need.
  • Individual attention – Specialized counseling, treatment planning and aftercare planning are provided for enhanced patients by a licensed dual diagnosis specialist.
  • Psychiatric containment – If indicated, emergent psychiatric issues can be provided within the security of the Adult Psychiatric Unit, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our team of professionals includes – psychiatrists, clinical nurse specialist, nurses, physician assistants, social workers and mental health counselors.

Medication – Patients in need of Enhanced Treatment will be evaluated for psychiatric medication by either our attending psychiatrist or our clinical nurse specialist. Medication is provided as needed. This treatment coincides with dual diagnosis counseling, case management and specialized therapeutic and didactic groups.

Outpatient Services – Before a patient leaves our Enhanced Service, she/he will be offered continuing care through our intensive Outpatient Programs, traditional Outpatient Services and Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program. These services ensure quality continuity of care.

As part of each patient’s individual program, our staff partners with community providers to link our patients with the aftercare services they will need to maintain and add to the gains they have made in our Enhanced Service. These include linkages with primary care physicians, Intensive Case Management or longer-term Residential Treatment.

For more information please feel free to contact us.

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