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Truman Medical Centers: Lakewood Medical Detox


Truman Medical Centers: Lakewood Medical Detox Review

Lakewood Medical Detox is the inpatient substance abuse stabilization unit of Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Missouri. Serving the residents of east Jackson county, Lakewood Detox has been in operation for over 10 years. The facility is located near Fleming Park and the Lakewood Oaks Golf Club.  

Lakewood Detox is located in Lakewood Hospital, which provides primary care treatment as wells as behavioral health care. In addition to its detox program, Truman Medical Centers offers outpatient substance abuse treatment at Lakewood Counseling in Lee’s Summit and Recovery Health Services in Kansas City.

Accommodations and Food

Detox clients have their own rooms with en suite bathrooms in the newly-renovated hospital. The unit has eight to 10 beds, and each room is outfitted with its own television. As soon as they’re stable enough, they can take their meals in the hospital cafeteria, which serves standard American fare. Clients in the early stages of detox may have their meals brought to their rooms.

Treatment and Staff

Clients must first have a phone assessment to determine if they’re eligible for treatment, though clients are sometimes admitted through the hospital’s emergency room. Phone assessments are offered Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

The average stay in the detox is three and a half days. As the unit is located in a hospital, clients in need of dual diagnosis support are assured that they’ll receive necessary psychiatric evaluations and medications.  The nursing staff is available to provide 24/7 support and supervision, and an LCSW provides substance abuse counseling, family counseling and comprehensive discharge planning to each client.

As soon as clients are able, they’re encouraged to take advantage of the hospital’s recreational and occupational therapy activities, such as sports and art projects. Currently, there are no on-site 12 step meetings available for detox clients, but discharge planning may include referrals to local meetings.


Family members are encouraged to visit towards the end of the client’s stay. Aftercare planning may include placement in one of Lakewood’s two affiliated outpatient programs.

In Summary

Lakewood Medical Detox is a component of Truman Medical Centers, which is well-respected for its hospital-based behavioral health treatment programs in the Kansas City area. Clients receive medically-supervised detox with dual diagnosis support in a comfortable, private setting. Upon discharge, Lakewood Medical Detox works with each client to ensure that they have an effective aftercare plan in place through which to continue their recovery.

Truman Medical Centers: Lakewood Medical Detox Location

7900 Lee’s Summit Rd
Kansas City, MO 64139

Lakewood Medical Detox Cost

Call for details; accepts Insurance. Reach Lakewood Medical Detox by phone at (816) 404-8047. Find Truman Medical Centers on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn 

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