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St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center


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St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center offers a co-ed substance abuse treatment programs for adults in Phoenix, Arizona on the campus of St. Luke’s Medical Center. The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) has two additional locations, in Phoenix’s Northwest Valley and East Valley. St. Luke’s BHC was founded in 1969. In addition to the IOP, it features a detox facility to treat those who need medical support during withdrawal from drugs or alcohol. In 1975, St. Luke’s BHC became the first facility to be accredited by The Joint Commission for psychiatry and alcohol treatment. The IOP supports clients with specialists from the many medical and mental health disciplines practicing in St. Luke’s Medical Center.

Accommodations and Food

St. Luke’s detox facility is found on the campus of St. Luke’s Medical Center. With 124 beds for both acute mental health disturbances and chemical dependency, the facility is located in a unit of St. Luke’s where patients are housed two to a room. Those who are well enough may use the on-site exercise facility. Clients are allowed to watch television, but no personal electronics are allowed. Phones are available on the unit for incoming and outgoing calls. Detox clients typically stay in the facility for three to seven days and may attend group therapy in the IOP.

Three healthy meals  day are served in the hospital cafeteria. The menu is approved by a certified nutritionist and special dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

Treatment and Staff

Following detox, clients are referred to either an outside residential treatment program or to St. Luke’s IOP—a seven-week program that meets three times per week for two hours of group therapy. Groups are led by Master’s-level therapists including LADCs. CBT is used, as are the 12-steps. However, SMART recovery options are available as well. Groups typically average ten participants.

While St. Luke’s doesn’t offer specific treatment for co-occurring disorders, mood swings and emotional challenges are addressed in group therapy. The staff includes psychiatrists, registered nurses, Master’s-level therapists, MFTs and LCSWs , occupational therapists, recreational therapists, nutritionists and case managers.


Upon completion of the IOP, clients can participate in St. Luke’s aftercare program of group therapy once a week for the duration of a year.

In Summary

With forty years of experience and a staff of highly accomplished addiction specialists, St. Luke’s standards make up for its absence of customized treatment plans. Because of its relationship with St. Luke’s Hospital, the Behavioral Health Center has the ability to draw on practitioners from many disciplines to meet clients at each point on the recovery continuum. An added bonus is that its long history in the community cements referral relationships with additional recovery resources throughout the Phoenix area.

St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center Location

1800 E. Van Buren Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006

St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center Cost

Depends on program. Reach St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center by phone at (602) 251-8535. Find St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube

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