1. What do you treat at your mental health center?

We integrate social rehabilitation treatment programs designed to serve individuals whose adaptive functioning is impaired and who are experiencing mild, moderate, and chronic psychiatric impairment.

2. Am I a candidate for your Mental Health Program?

We address severe mental health issues affecting individuals, varying from mood disorders to trauma. If you are stabilized (not presenting a state of psychosis or self-harming behavior) and are experiencing mood or thoughts disorders effecting your everyday life and relationships, you may be a candidate. It’s best to call for a free assessment over the phone so we can make sure our program is a fit. We will ask you about your current and previous medical history with one of our representatives to better determine eligibility so we can properly treat your condition.

3. Is your facility lockdown?

No, we have 24-7 nursing and security, however all consenting adults are not required to stay. However, for best outcomes we encourage all patients to stay for the full duration of treatment and graduate from the program. Studies show that long term care provides the best results for a sustained recovery. 

4. What should I bring to treatment?

Please visit this link here to find out what to bring to treatment.

5. Do you accept insurance?

Yes, we do.  We are in network and out of network with quite a bit of insurances and this list may change from time to time. Please give our admissions team a call to verify your coverage. This is complimentary.  You can find out more information by visiting our Insurance page

6. What is the admissions process like?

First, we will discuss with you over the phone your symptoms, medical history, and what you are struggling with currently.  2) We verify any insurance coverage and go over financial information with you so you know beforehand what to expect when it comes to fees and paying for treatment. 3) Based on your assessment, we will determine the best program for you whether it’s a direct admit into our outpatient program or if you need a higher level of care into our residential program.  We will help coordinate travel and any other logistics to ensure you arrive safely to our program. Click here for more info on our admissions process. 

7. Do you allow couples to admit together?

No. For the efficacy of our treatment care, we encourage individuals to enter without distraction so each person can focus on their recovery.

8. Are your substance use disorder patients separate from the mental health patients? 

Patients are grouped into different programs for a large portion of the day, but they are still at the same facility.

9. What are the average length of stays for each level of care?

While every patient’s treatment protocol and duration in our care is different, below is an average estimate of the lengths of stay.  They can be less or more depending on medical necessity.

  • Inpatient Mental Health

5-14 days (Patients are stabilized as they enter this level of care, catering to higher acuity and specific needs).

  • MH Residential (RES)

14-28 days (Patients live at our center, while attending clinical programming during the day, 24-7 security)

  • Mental Health Partial Hospitalization (MH PHP)

30-45 days (Outpatient where patients reside in community/sober housing off-site)

  • Mental Health Intensive Outpatient (MH IOP)

30-35 days (Outpatient where patients reside in community/sober housing off-site, or in their own residences within the community)

10. How many patients do you have at a time?

First City Recovery Center operates an 11-bed facility. We currently treat an average daily census 34. Our program is intimate, allowing us the ability to give one-on-one care with a low staff to patient ratio. 

11. Do you hold any licenses and/or accreditations?

Yes, our facility is regulated by the Department of Mental Health and Addictions (DMHA) and Indiana State Department of Health (ISDOH).  In addition, First City Recovery Center is currently accredited by The Joint Commission.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. To earn and maintain The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, an organization must undergo an on-site survey by a Joint Commission survey team at least every three years.

We are also members of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals. This organization represents the professional interests of more than 100,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad. An important part of the healthcare continuum, NAADAC members and its 47 state and international affiliates work to create healthier individuals, families and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support.

12. What is your treatment approach?

Ours is an approach of individualized care, which is specific to the patients’ needs. Our highly skilled Medical Staff will include a Medical Doctor, Psychiatrist, Physician Assistants, ARNPs, RN’s, LPN’s and CNA’s, will manage all the signs and symptoms associated with drug and or alcohol withdrawal.

We also will manage any secondary illnesses such as Diabetes and Hypertension and sleeplessness. Each new patient will have a Comprehensive Blood Panel completed to obtain a baseline of the patient's overall health. Each patient will be treated and upon discharge they will be provided with all follow up information needed to address any medical issues that may have gone untreated while active in their addiction.

We know that there is a need for support for our patients when they discharge. Upon admission, we do a thorough assessment to identify who or what those supporters are in their lives. With the patients’ approval, we engage those supports in the patient’s care immediately. Family and or peer support are provided with updates on the patient’s progress.

For those struggling with addiction/co-occurring disorders, we strongly believe that patients should enroll in an aftercare program upon completion of detox, such as First City Recovery Centers Comprehensive Outpatient Program. Our staff will assist the patients making those arrangements. Often, it is with the support of the family and friends that we can get the patient to commit to longer term treatment. All to assist the patient with the highest likelihood of ongoing sobriety, we use a team approach of many disciplines and family engagement if applicable.

13. What is Mental Health Treatment like?

Mental health treatment is tailored to the individual needs and goals of each person. Most commonly, mental health treatment consists of psychotherapy sessions with a licensed clinician. During our mental health residential stabilization sessions, the patient and therapist will work together to identify underlying issues that are contributing to the mental health concerns.

They will then discuss ways in which those issues can be addressed in order to improve the patient’s mental health. Depending on the severity of the condition, treatment may also include medication prescribed by a medical professional.

14. How do I know if I need mental health treatment?

Mental health treatment can be a great way to improve your overall well-being, but it’s important to make sure it’s the right fit for you. Some signs that mental health treatment may be good for you include the following:

  • You have persistent thoughts of sadness or anxiety that significantly affect your daily life
  • You’ve been struggling with a mental health issue for weeks, months, or even years
  • You have trouble managing your emotions and behavior
  • You have difficulty functioning in social situations or feel isolated from others
  • You are engaging in self-harming behaviors or thoughts of suicide
  • You’re having difficulty regulating your sleep or eating patterns
  • You find it hard to make decisions, concentrate, or stay organized
  • Your relationships with loved ones are strained and unfulfilling

15. How long does Mental Health treatment last?

Mental health treatment can be a long-term process, depending on the type and severity of mental health issues being addressed. In some cases, treatment may involve just a few sessions with a therapist or psychiatrist, while in other cases it could take months or years to make significant progress.

It is important for individuals to discuss their specific needs and treatment goals with their mental health provider in order to create a treatment plan that works for them. Mental health therapy and treatment may also involve lifestyle or behavior changes, such as learning new coping skills, setting healthy boundaries, and engaging in regular self-care activities. For individuals who are dealing with more severe or persistent mental health issues, medication may be prescribed, either alone or in combination with psychotherapy.

Medication can help to manage symptoms and make it easier for an individual to participate in therapy, although it cannot cure mental illness. It is important for individuals to take all medication as prescribed, and discuss any concerns with their doctor.

Mental health treatment might also include participation in a mental health PHP or a support group, which can provide a safe space for individuals to share their experiences and build meaningful relationships with peers who are facing similar challenges. Other strategies that can help promote mental health include the following:

  • Creating routines and structure
  • Exercising regularly
  • Eating nutritious meals
  • Spending time in nature
  • Connecting with friends and family members
  • Getting enough sleep each night
  • Reducing or eliminating the use of substances such as drugs and alcohol

16. What types of therapies are there?

Please visit our page which lists all the therapies we provide. - hyperlink

17. How much money does your program cost?

Mental health treatment costs vary depending on your specific needs and the type of care you choose. Depending on your insurance coverage or if you don’t have insurance, your out-of-pocket costs may be significantly different. The cost for mental health treatment can range from no cost to thousands of dollars per session.

If you have insurance, the cost of treatment is typically only a small portion of your co-pay. This is because most health insurance plans offer coverage for mental health services. The amount of coverage varies depending on your plan, but it is generally enough to cover at least some portion of the cost. It’s important to check with your provider to understand the specifics of your coverage.

If you do not have health insurance, there are still options to get mental health treatment. Some therapists and counselors offer sliding scale fees based on your income. You can also look into community-based organizations that may provide free or low cost services.

18. During treatment, what should I expect from the mental health treatment process?

The mental health treatment process can vary depending on a person’s individual needs and situation. Generally, it will involve regular counseling sessions with a mental health professional to discuss thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, as well as how they relate to the individual’s overall health and wellness. During these sessions, people may be encouraged to explore ways of managing their mental health issues and improving their coping skills. Often, medication and/or other forms of therapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) may be recommended in order to help address the symptoms associated with a person’s mental health condition.

19. Will I be cured after treatment?

Mental health treatment can be extremely effective in helping you to manage and improve your mental health, but there is no guarantee that it will lead to a complete cure. Every person’s experience with mental illness is unique, as are their paths to recovery. Even if your symptoms are reduced or eliminated through the use of therapy and/or medication, the underlying issues that led to your illness in the first place may still exist and need to be addressed. Additionally, it is important to recognize that mental health can fluctuate throughout a person’s life, and recurrences are possible even after successful treatment.

20. Are there support groups for people leaving treatment?

Yes, there are support groups available for people who are leaving mental health treatment. These groups can provide an invaluable source of peer support and camaraderie throughout the transition from treatment back into everyday life. They offer a safe place to talk openly about experiences in a non-judgmental environment, as well as offer practical advice and coping strategies to help individuals adjust back into the community.

Many areas have mental health support groups that are facilitated by trained counselors or social workers and offer a variety of activities, such as educational workshops, art therapy, meditation, and yoga. These groups can also be helpful in identifying additional resources available to support an individual’s recovery journey.

Please visit our Resources page for more info. 

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