Havenwyck Hospital is a licensed psychiatric facility offering short-term acute care inpatient treatment for adults and adolescents struggling with a primary psychiatric diagnosis and secondary substance abuse issue. Located in Auburn, Michigan and nestled along the Clinton River, Havenwyck Hospital is a Joint Commissioned-accredited hospital, serving residents in Oakland County and surrounding cities since 1980.
Accommodations and Food
The facility is a single story building, located behind a greenway off University Drive, with ample parking in front of the building. The hospital has six units and a total of 169 beds. There is one 54-bed adolescent unit and five adult units, each with 23 beds. Rooms are double to triple occupancy with a shared bathroom. While the setting is clinical, Havenwyck has done its best to create a warm environment. Group rooms are earth toned in décor; with sofas and cushioned chairs and floor lamps replace fluorescent lights. Residents sleep in twin beds and each have their own nightstand, with shared dressers and closets. Every unit has a recreation room with a TV, a dining room and laundry facilities. While clients are not responsible for linens, they must wash their own personal items.
The food is prepared by licensed dietitians in the cafeteria and brought to the unit three times per day. All meals are well balanced and special dietary requests can be accommodated. While caffeine is not restricted, coffee is only served in the morning.
This is psychiatric hospital care. There are no cell phones, cameras, sharp objects, mouthwash, aerosol products or any items that contain alcohol. Smoking is permitted outside only with staff supervision. Phone calls can be made at staff discretion at the nurse’s station during weekdays from 11 am to 12 pm and from 8 to 9 pm.
Treatment and Staff
Havenwyck treats adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17 years and adults,18 and over. As mentioned, this is acute-care, psychiatric stabilization, often with underlying substance abuse issues. This is not a detox facility—while it does offer drugs for detox, this service is on a client-to-client basis and is dependent upon diagnosis. Havenwyck clients are most likely a harm to themselves and maybe even a harm to others. Adolescents stay for an average of six to seven days, adults for seven to 10.
Eligible clients must not have attended outpatient treatment of any kind and must be referred by a psychiatrist. With five adult units, Havenwyck assigns clients based on their primary diagnosis. For example, primary bipolar and manic-depressive residents are housed on the same unit, while those with severe depression and anxiety reside on another. Breakfast is at 7 am and residents have individual therapy with a psychiatrist daily, along with CBT and DBT based groups and private counseling sessions with LADCs. Group therapy and educational session topics include mental health, addiction studies, family dynamics, dealing with triggers, emotional balance, managing anxiety and depression, social anxiety, group communication, health and nutrition counseling and dealing with triggers.
Adolescents have a similar schedule to adults, with breakfast at 7 am, followed by group and individual therapy throughout the day, with the addition of a family program. These sessions are scheduled at the convenience of the parent or legal guardian. Group and educational topics are similar to those on the adult unit, with the addition of peer pressure group, role-playing and art therapy. For both adults and adolescents, an LCSW arranges a discharge plan, which includes psychiatric follow-ups and outpatient referrals.
Visiting hours for adolescents are Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30 to 3pm. Adults visiting is Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 pm and Saturdays from 1:30 to 3 pm.
The treatment team is composed of psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, LCSWs, LADCs and Master’s-level therapists. The client-to-staff ratio is eight-to-one.
Havenwyck Hospital is for people with severe psychiatric issues in addition to addiction—if someone is dangerous, whatever that may mean, this could be the place to get them stabilized in order to figure out what comes next.
1525 University Dr
Auburn, MI 48326
Havenwyck Hospital Cost: Accepts most insurance. Reach Havenwyck Hospital by phone at (248) 373-9200. Find Havenwyck Hospital on Facebook
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