Center Category: Rehab Centers
A part of Acadia Healthcare, Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital, was opened in 2018. Situated in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the facility offers mental health care for adolescents, adults, and the elderly.
Erlanger offers inpatient, outpatient, as well as long term residential options. The treatment care provided includes group and individual therapy sessions, medication management, as well as aftercare planning. Treatment involves 24-hour support as well as evidence-based approaches.
Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital offers a total of 88 beds. The treatment program accommodates clients of all age groups throughout the facility. Of the 88 beds, the center has earmarked 18 beds for children and adolescents, 24 beds each for adults and geriatric patients, as well as 22 beds for adults suffering from substance abuse issues.
For the most part, the rooms are double occupancy. Residents share the bathrooms that are present in the hallways.
Erlanger Behavioral Health residential campus has an outdoor basketball court, a large indoor gymnasium, and a living room that is equipped with a television and love seats.
Residents are served meals that are prepared by on-site kitchen staff. The staff includes chefs, a dietary aide, who works on food prep, as well as a staff dietitian who is involved in meal planning. Residents are served food in either the dining hall or the cafeteria. The residents have food with their program associates.
Treatment programs offered by Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital address various mental health illnesses and disorders, some of which include anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, psychosis as well as co-occurring disorders.
Erlanger also offers a medical detoxification program for residents requiring stabilization upon admission. This service is available to those who are in the dual diagnosis treatment program. The facility also offers medical management.
During the treatment program, residents take part in several group sessions as well as a weekly individual session. The group sessions discuss any specific issues the residents are dealing with. Erlanger follows all age-appropriate treatment protocols during the treatment sessions.
The treatment approaches utilized by Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital include evidence-based approaches like DBT and CBT, as well as Motivational Interviewing (MI). Experiential therapies are also used for programs.
The center, however, does not base its substance abuse treatment programs on 12-steps. Erlanger does provide outside referrals for NA or AA to residents when they get discharged from the treatment program. Unlike other treatment programs, there is no minimum commitment required for undergoing treatment programs at this facility. The length of stay truly depends on the residents.
The treatment team at Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital comprises medical doctors, psychiatrists, nurses, as well as LCSW.
A unique feature of the treatment programs at this facility is that every treatment plan includes a family therapy component.
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