Millwood Hospital Reviews, Cost, Complaints

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Millwood Hospital is a comprehensive network of chemical dependency, dual diagnosis and psychiatric treatment facilities in south Texas, where it has been in business for over 43 years. In addition to the primary detox center in Arlington, Millwood operates the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Excel Center, also in Arlington, with three additional locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Accommodations

There are 122 beds available at Millwood’s detox facility and treatment is offered to all ages and genders. This is a hospital facility so long hallways and bad lighting are the norm. Clients are separated by gender and sleep two per room with an adjacent bathroom. Meals are served in the cafeteria or in the client’s room, depending on the severity of the detox.

Treatment and Staff

The goal is to stabilize the clients who enter the Millwood Hospital medical detox program, both mentally and physically, over the seven to 10 days they spend in the unit. During this time they are under the care of some combination of seven full-time medical doctors who are assisted by several nurses and therapists.

Once clients have completed detox, they are directed to further inpatient treatment with other organizations, or to one of Millwood’s IOP programs. Often that means being admitted next door, to the Excel Center IOP, where treatment is offered Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 9:30 pm. Substance abuse clients spend three hours a day here for six weeks. Morning programming is dedicated to mental health clients, afternoons are for substance abuse clients and evenings are a combination of both. Treatment revolves around 12-step principles, solution-focused individual therapy and group therapy grounded in the techniques of CBT. The outpatient facilities employ an interdisciplinary team of social workers, mental health workers, psychiatric nurses and psychiatrists.

Millwood Hospital makes an effort to offer specific programming for specialized groups—like seniors and Christians. Licensed Christian counselors, who incorporate the Bible’s teachings into therapy, treat the faith-based IOP patients. A weekly family program is one of the features of this faith-based track. The senior program focuses on adults who’ve developed substance abuse issues later in life in addition to those struggling with some of the mental health side effects of aging. Aftercare programming is tailored in accordance with these groups.

Millwood also has several resources to the Tarrant County community at large. There are monthly programs offering education on a range of mental health topics, from long term financial planning for a loved one with addictions to dealing with children who have emotional or chemical dependency issues. “First Friday Hot Topics” is another monthly event where mental health professionals offer insight then Q&A sessions about current trends in the field.

In Summary

The medical detox at Millwood Hospital appears to be sound in practice. An added advantage of this facility is that the outpatient program supports specialty groups, including dual diagnosis clients. It is certainly a viable option for getting clean and hopefully recovered.

Millwood Hospital Location

1011 North Cooper St
Arlington, TX 76011

Millwood Hospital Cost

$6,300-$9,000 (7-10 days, detox); $9,000 (30 days, IOP). Reach Millwood Hospital by phone at (817) 261-3121. Find Millwood Hospital on Google+

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  1. DO NOT GO HERE! I REPEAT, STAY OUT! The minute you step into this facility, even the lobby area, they lock two double doors behind you. If they have any reason to think that you or your loved ones require mental help, and pose a risk to themselves or anyone else, they will not let you out! The wacky doctors can get court orders and keep anyone they wish locked up for months while they make thousands of dollars! This place has long and dark halls that would drive anyone crazy! Do not be mistaken, this is a prison for the mentally sick, not a hospital. People are kept under heavy medication to stay in line and may not see the light of day again. If at all possible, take your loved ones to see a local psychologist or psychiatrist instead.

    • Hi, James. I’m a journalism student at The University of Texas at Arlington and my colleagues and I are currently writing an article for class on mental-health care facilities in DFW. I was wondering if you’d be willing to answer some interview questions about Millwood Hospital. If so, please send me an email at [email protected]. I would greatly appreciate your input.Thank you in advance.

  2. Earlier this month, my 24 year old daughter was sent to Millwood. She had too much to drink, had a fight with her boyfriend, and took pills to end her life. This wasn’t the first time she tried to end her life.
    They did not keep her there but let her go home within a couple hours.

    IN FOUR HOURS, WE WILL BE BURYING OUR SWEET CHILD. She put a gun to her head and pulled the trigger.

    Thank you Millwood for nothing!

    • L. Desonie, I am terribly sorry to read this. My heart breaks for you. I’m a journalism student at The University of Texas at Arlington and my colleagues and I are currently writing an article for class on mental-health care facilities in DFW. I was wondering if you’d be willing to answer some interview questions about Millwood Hospital. If so, please send me an email at [email protected]. I would greatly appreciate your input. Thank you in advance.

  3. I was committed there on the 8th of November, why, because I was taking my pain medication as I was supposed to, I have had 5 back surgeries, 6 neck surgeries and in tremendous amount of pain all of the time. The pain management doctor had given me to high of a dose, along with sleep medications that were not a good fit, so I had some confusion, plus my father died October the 28th of this year, and I am trying to deal with that also, my husband took me to our PCP and they called a person from there, she lied about what I and my husband told her, they put a court order on me, today the 14th at 11:00 am the Judge ask my husband and me why in the world was I committed, I am a sane person and that place is a death trap waiting to happen… I am home now in my own bed. Please, please if you need help mentally, chemically, do not go to this place please.. The staff is so horrible, they took me off my pain medication and I was in so much pain it was not even funny, my BP last night was at stroke level and they did nothing.. I had a stroke or TIA in 2014, so was I scared that is the understatement of the year…..

  4. I hope that you are legit suing this place. My daughter is there right now and they are refusing to release her. As soon as she is released we will be filing a lawsuit as well!!!!

      • Once you’re admitted into this place you may not come out for a while! Some people have been locked up here for over six months. I had to hear them cry every night! Stay out!

  5. HOTEL MILLWOOD:
    “Where you can check in anytime you like, BUT YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE!”

    (Sung to the tune of “Hotel California” by the Eagles.)

  6. tammy helms on

    I bave a scathing yet bery true account of my nighmare 22 days of inprisonment at Millwood, yet it never made it to this site, yet never found it on this site,

    Are the criminals that held me there to afraid to have the truth about this hell-hole such cowards that don’t want the terrifying truths about that place to come to light?

    Now why would that be?

  7. Do not ever admit yourself to this place if you are suffering from depression. This is not the right place to go. This is a temporary holding pen for heroin addicts. I was told upon requesting to leave that the doctor could sign an order and I would be held against my will. I was just there for depression!! I was terrified, truly terrified. My three days there were a nightmare. I spent the entire three days watching stupid television programs, eating horrible food, listening to heroin addicts teach me drug slang, and freezing. When I finally got out, my family came and got me and I broke down crying (but not until I was safely from the building). I am a professional, degreed woman and I truly feared for what they could do to me in there. Do not voluntarily go into Millwood.

      • My husband was admitted last night for medically induce psychosis, the ER said he would need 24 hours to get the meds out of his system and they wanted to send them there to keep him safe. They are now saying he has to,stay seven days! This man has a Masters degree in education and is a retired veteran with NO history for any mental disorder. He feels normal again and asked to be released and they threatened the take him to court have him him committed bY the courts. How can I get him out, they are just trying to. I’ll our insurance

  8. Do not ever admit yourself to this place if you are suffering from depression. This is not the right place to go. This is a temporary holding pen for heroin addicts. I was told upon requesting to leave that the doctor could sign an order and I would be help against my will. I was just there for depression!! I was terrified, truly terrified. My three days there were a nightmare. I spent the entire three days watching stupid television programs, eating horrible food, listening to heroin addicts teach me drug slang, and freezing. When I finally got out, my family came and got me and I broke down crying (but not until I was safely from the building). I am a professional, degreed woman and I truly feared for what they could do to me in there. Do not voluntarily go into Millwood.

  9. Kimberly Berven on

    Just don’t go there, for any reason! I went in for alcohol detox, which they claim is one of their big things they treat, but wasn’t even given the very basic need – WATER!! Everyone in alcohol withdrawals needs hydration, I was without water at all for the first 24 hours, since the only bed available was in the Psych ward. I was scared to death, going through withdrawals, and no one even cared. I was only in there Friday – Tuesday because the front office claimed they couldn’t verify my insurance on a weekend or holiday (Monday). My insurance company actually laughed at that, since they are there 24/7 for that very reason! I came out worse mentally than when I went in…go to the hospital across the street. They are awesome, and just opened a Behavioral Health unit.

  10. My son was wanting to talk to a counselor on September the 9th 2015. The nurse told him that he would need to sign all the paper work before seeing a Doctor. She asked a ton of questions and my son said I’m just ready to go home. We had been there a good hour or so. She then after him signing the papers brought a table in with a iPad attached. The Doctor came on the screen, asked his name and a few questions. Then went off the screen. The nurse came back in and took the table with the iPad out. She then came back in asking if he was ready. I told her he’s ready to go home. She said oh no you belong to us now. You are a voluntary patient and said I thought you were talking about going down the hall. She then Left with my son telling me He wants to go home. Something’s not right! This don’t feel right! I then hear outside the door how they were going to drag my son down the hall! I opened up the door with 4 people standing there! Telling them NO one is dragging my son anywhere! He’s a good kid and we didn’t come to be admitted! A man came in and flipped hisself down in front of my son saying he could fill out a Ama form to get out. When he asked he said well I don’t have any! But when you go back I will get you one! He said I don’t make anymore money with or without you here! Same line of bull the nurse told him prior to him coming in! Then another man came in stating he would go back or they’d call the police! My son has never been in trouble and didn’t want any trouble! My son decided to stay only because of the trouble they were trying to cause! He requested the Ama form a many of times only to be refused! They violated his rights! When I called to speak with him he would tell me how they came in his room and would scream out in his face DONT FREAK OUT! after medicating him! Tried to give him
    More meds than what he was suppose to take as well! When I went to visit him he was a zombie! They had him medicated to where his eyes were buldging and his voice was slow and words slurred! I had to get him out! I finally threatened to get my lawyer involved as well as stop the insurance! After speaking with Allison a many of days! On the 3rd day finally got him transferred! When I told her they have violated his rights and wouldn’t give him a ama form she said WHY would he need that with a transfer? He doesn’t need that now. The problem is they wouldn’t give him one at all before I fought like hell to get him out! Do not go to this place! Everyone ends up like zombies and I’ve seen it with my own eyes! I’ve talked to Meeshia… A worker there that said she wouldn’t put her own family there. She quotes she needed her job but they were bad! As well as the nurse who admitted him.. Huguley in Burleson Texas has the best unit! Very friendly and there for you! Not Mis treated at all! God be with all who are in Millwood! Don’t recommend Millwood! If you love your loved ones! Don’t take them there!

  11. I would not recommend this hospital outpatient or inpatient to my worst enemy!! I am not some disgruntled ex patient, but a very concerned family member. My sister was able to walk into your facility of her own free will, but on her day of discharge 6 days later needed a wheel chair! JACO or some other officiating clinical service needs to do an under cover investigation, before this place kills someone.

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