With facilities in St. Louis Park, St. Paul and Maple Grove, Minnesota, Melrose Center is a wide-ranging behavioral health clinic that offers flexible services for those struggling with eating disorders and related behavioral health issues. The facility is owned and operated through Park Nicollet, which is itself a subsidiary of a non-profit health provider called Health Partners. While the organization offers a range of outpatient services at its other locations, the St. Louis Park facility also provides residential treatment services.
Accommodations and Food
All told, the facility has relatively clinical accommodations with a total of 39 beds available in shared and private rooms. Each room includes twin beds, dressers, storage space and basic decorations. The facility also has on-site therapy rooms, common areas with TV and outdoor walking areas. Throughout their stay, all residents are served three meals a day and snacks in an on-site cafeteria.
Treatment and Staff
Before beginning a program, all clients go through an initial intake and assessment process to help staff members determine their needs. Because the organization has medical services on-site, anyone who needs medical stabilization or detox can do so on-site before continuing on to therapy.
While the lengths of stay are flexible, all programs include both group and individual therapy with evidence-based practices including CBT and DBT. Dual diagnosis support services are also available for basic mental health issues, though anyone in need of more extensive aid may need to be referred elsewhere. Residents also work with dietitians and other counselors to work on healthy eating plans, better self-image, meal preparation, grocery shopping and other related skills. Though 12-step participation is not always required, referrals to nearby meetings are available as necessary. Clients can also meet with doctors and psychiatrists throughout the program as well.
The staff at Melrose Center consists of nurse practitioners, nutritionists, psychiatrists, doctors, LPCs and additional Master’s-level counselors.
As mentioned, the organization also has additional and more flexible outpatient programs at its St. Paul and Maple Grove locations in Minnesota as well. Because eating disorder treatment is so heavily focused on food, the staff also plans off-site trips to local restaurants and grocery stores as a form of exposure therapy. Once residents complete a program, they can also work with staff members to develop step-down aftercare plans as necessary.
Overall, the Melrose Center’s residential program provides well-rounded treatment services with on-site medical and psychiatric oversight as well. All programs are individualized and include evidence-based treatment services and dual diagnosis support as necessary. While the cost of treatment may vary depending on length of stay and insurance specifics, the Melrose Center’s residential track remains a strong option worth considering for clients in the area.
Melrose Center Location
3525 Monterey Dr
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Melrose Center Cost
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