The Arrowhead Park Association has named Arrowhead Behavioral Health as the October 2019 Member of the Month. Did you know this unassuming building surrounded by beautiful landscape and trees is a Behavioral Health Hospital for individuals seeking treatment for psychiatric or substance abuse issues?
ARROWHEAD BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Arrowhead Behavioral Health on Timber Line Road provides comprehensive adult psychiatric treatment and chemical dependency services in a private, non-institutional environment. They have been in this location for nearly 20 years. Confidential inpatient and outpatient services are available including partial-hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. Addressing the opioid epidemic, Arrowhead also can provide Suboxone(R) treatment for patient populations seeking to minimize withdrawal symptoms.
Arrowhead provides 24/7 no-cost assessments. No appointment is necessary…just walk in. “Arrowhead is available when an individual is ready to begin their journey of recovery,” shared Mary Beth Alberti, Director of Business Development. “Our team receives many referrals from emergency rooms, physicians, and community service agencies” she continued. “Walk-in patients are immediately taken into assessment to determine the most appropriate level of care for their specific needs. This is a great advantage over busy hospital emergency rooms, as we can deliver immediate care for behavioral health issues.” Ms. Alberti says the facility is there to facilitate transformations. “We are here to help an individual create their own change. Life is waiting!” said Alberti.
Each patient has a treatment team comprised of nursing, technicians, program therapists, and recreation therapists, all led by the admitting Psychiatrist.
- Inpatient Care
The facility has 48 beds available for inpatient care which is divided into Discovery (psychiatric care) and Recovery (chemical dependency/dual diagnosis) units.
- Partial Hospitalization (PHP)
The partial hospitalization program can be used as a stand-alone treatment or as transitional care after an inpatient stay. The PHP is a day program that runs Monday through Friday from 9:30 am -2:30 pm. Lodging is available for PHP patients who have to travel, and for patients who determine that going home during treatment is not a “healthy option”.
- Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
The IOP program meets three times a week on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, from 9:30 am-12:30 pm or from 6:00 pm -9:00 pm for approximately 6 weeks. Transportation is available for the morning session.
A separate entrance for outpatient programs provides a comfortable and private experience.
- Alumni support group
- AA support group on Friday nights
- Host of NAMI Family to Family support group in the fall
- Relapse Prevention Group on Mondays
All programs at Arrowhead Behavioral Health are evidence-based and are overseen by a trained and dedicated medical staff. The constant programming keeps patients engaged in their own treatment and recovery. The advantage that Arrowhead is able to provide is a continuum of care — from inpatient through support groups. Patients progress through the treatment options as needed, including the community support of the alumni group. The Alumni have a popular annual picnic to reconnect with friends and staff. The facility provides consistency of care, including four Psychiatrists and medical physicians to take care of all patients’ needs. Meals are designed by a dietitian and encourage healthy eating and salad options at every meal.
Arrowhead Behavioral Health is Joint Commission Accredited which means there is a consistent approach to care with an emphasis on clinical practice guidelines. As a Behavioral Health hospital, they provide psychiatric care and are equipped to monitor alcohol and benzodiazepine detox… a service not available at other facilities. They accept commercial insurance, Medicare, Ohio Medicaid, Tri-care and self-pay.
The faces of Arrowhead Behavioral Health include:
Theresa Contreras, MSN, RN-BC, CEO, has over 25 years of behavioral health experience encompassing community level through acute patient care. Theresa is passionate about providing high-level quality care to the vulnerable and underserved patient population.
Mary Beth Alberti – Director of Business Development. She is also the Board of Trustees President of the Thomas M Wernert Center which is funded byThe Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Lucas County. TWMC is a peer support facility for people living with mental illness. Ms. Alberti described it as an “Incredible facility with so many programs for the public.”
Phil Snyder, Community Liaison, who frequently attends Maumee Chamber events, and is President of the Maumee SAIL Board and active in other community groups and coalitions.. (more?)
Chelsea Diedrich, Community Liaison, works with Lucas County NAMI, Lucas County Suicide Prevention, Trauma-Informed Care and Lucas County Opiate Task Forces, and the Lucas County Dart program.