Located in Twin Falls, Idaho, St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center offers residential and outpatient services for substance abuse and psychiatric issues. As part of the St. Luke’s network of hospitals, Magic Valley offers medically-monitored detox and access to a team of psychiatrists. Co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety and bipolar can be treated with specialized care from the program’s mental health professionals.
Accommodations and Food
The 18-client inpatient program is hosted in the main hospital. In fitting with a hospital setting, the accommodations are relatively bare and basic. Bedrooms are shared between two clients of the same gender and feature twin-sized beds, a small table and a wardrobe. Each room has a private bathroom. Other parts of the facility include a small dining room, therapy rooms, a common area and a nurse’s station. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on campus.
Three meals a day are provided for clients. The hospital nutritionist determines the menu, and while the food served is healthy, gourmet options shouldn’t be expected here. Special dietary requests can usually be accommodated and coffee is available in the mornings.
Treatment and Staff
Magic Valley’s inpatient program offers short-term treatment for adults, providing them 24-hour access to medical care and supervision. Medically-monitored detox is available and included in the monthly cost. Typically, clients stay 14 or 28 days, participating in psychiatric appointments, medical evaluations, medication management when needed, group therapy, individual therapy and 12-step work. Individual therapy occurs at least once a week, though these sessions can be more frequent if needed.
Clients are required to attend two on-site AA/NA meetings per week, though the 12 steps are also discussed in detail during group therapy. The outpatient program offers weekly meetings with a psychiatrist or psychologist, though each of these one-hour appointments costs $330. Because this is a new program for Magic Valley, the facility is currently working on expanding its services. Staff for both programs includes nurses, therapists, doctors, psychiatrists and psychologists.
Aside from their treatment programs and their comprehensive medical support, Magic Valley also offers a family group held once a week for family members who wish to be involved in the recovery process.
St. Luke’s Magic Valley is great for those looking to stabilize with round-the-clock medical attention. However, because this is a hospital-based program, the cost for 30 days without insurance is extremely high. Those who need a traditional month-long program might look elsewhere, but those who can afford it will likely find all the support they need at St. Luke’s Magic Valley.
St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center
228 Shoup Ave West
Twin Falls, ID 83301
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