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Pleasant Point Health CenterThe Basics

The Pleasant Point Health Center was established by Tribal Government members of Pleasant Point and Indian townships of Washington County, Maine to offer health care services for local Natives. Located in the Passamaquoddy Tribal area, the people have a deep historical connection with American history as the first group to have contact with Europeans. The Passamaquoddy Tribe counts 3, 611 members among its community and still primarily resides near the St. Croix River.

Recognizing that services for federally recognized Alaskan Natives and Native American populations were needed, the Wolipomawsu Behavioral Health Program began offering outpatient substance abuse treatment using evidence-based therapeutic services and detox. All treatment costs are assisted by government programs and third party payers.

Treatment and Staff

The Wolipomawsu program offers both general mental health care and substance abuse services that include detox. The facility is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm, with emergency services offered between 1 and 2 pm. Clients are welcome to come in any time between the specified hours for a biopsychosocial assessment. All assessments are conducted by a CADC. Depending upon the client’s condition they are either submitted for detox (with Suboxone treatment monitored by a psychiatrist through a medication-assisted treatment program) or admitted directly into the outpatient program.

Services are offered for adults, adolescents and geriatric clients. Program details are modified for each age group and treatment divides individuals into age-specific groups to ensure clients develop trust and fellowship. Clients are each given an individualized treatment plan with the typical outpatient length of care averaging 30 days or more depending on the needs of the client. Clients attend group therapy three times per week with a focus on psychoeducation and stress-reduction techniques.

Individual therapy is available once per week. Counselors work with clients to identify personal triggers, presence of suicidal thoughts and self-harm reduction. Crisis intervention services are also offered to ensure the safety of clients during their recovery process. All therapy utilizes evidence-based practices including CBT and DBT techniques.

While Walipomawsu does work with clients diagnosed with co-occurring disorders, moderate to severe mental disorders may be referred out for proper treatment. The clinical staff offer a wide range of resource materials to help clients with additional concerns outside of the facility’s scope of treatment. Clients are encouraged to attend Tribal community activities and Veteran’s assistance programs if needed. Attendance of 12-step meetings is encouraged but not required as the surrounding area does not have a large recovery community.


The clinical staff offers additional family and couples counseling services if the client is in need, typically in the form of an individual session. Families are educated on the nature of addiction and learn skills to avoid enabling behavior and preventing relapse.

In Summary

Pleasant Point Health Care Center and the Wolipomawsu Behavioral Health Program offer resources for clients who cannot afford treatment. The center is located close to the Tribal community properties so clients can easily access treatment. All programs are sensitive towards age and culture to provide the best care possible. Outpatient clients can access affordable group and individual therapy as well as couples counseling and family programming.

Pleasant Point Health Center Wolipomawsu Behavioral Health Program
11 Back Rd
Pleasant Point, ME 04667

Pleasant Point Health Center Wolipomawsu Behavioral Health Program Cost: Sliding scale (30 days). Reach Pleasant Point Health Center Wolipomawsu Behavioral Health Program by phone at (207) 853-0644 ext. 264 or by email at [email protected]. Find Pleasant Point Health Center Wolipomawsu Behavioral Health Program on Facebook

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