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Queens Medical Center - Behavioral Health

Mental Health
Inpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Queens Medical Center - Behavioral Health

Overview

Queens Medical Center - Behavioral Health is a mental health treatment center for people seeking treatment near Honolulu County. As part of their treatment modalities for recovery, Queens Medical Center - Behavioral Health provides group counseling during treatment. Queens Medical Center - Behavioral Health is located in Honolulu, Hawaii, accepting cash or self-payment for treatment.

Queens Medical Center - Behavioral Health at a Glance

Payment Options

  • Cash or self-payment
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • State-financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid
  • Private health insurance

Assessments

  • Screening for tobacco use
  • Comprehensive mental health assessment
  • Comprehensive substance use assessment

Age Groups

  • Seniors or older adults
  • Young adults
  • Children/adolescents
  • Adults
  • Seniors

Ancillary Services

  • Case management service
  • Chronic disease/illness management
  • Court-ordered outpatient treatment
  • Diet and exercise counseling
  • Education services

Treatment At Queens Medical Center - Behavioral Health

Conditions Treated

Mental health treatment:

Mental health services are essential during treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, whether you receive treatment in an inpatient or outpatient setting. While receiving inpatient care, you can expect to have round-the-clock access to mental health therapists and medical staff. Additionally, you will likely receive a number of different therapies and mental health options like individual and group counseling, addiction and relapse prevention education, and coping skills training.

Alcoholism:

Alcohol addiction is a condition where someone feels a strong and uncontrollable urge to drink alcohol, often leading to negative effects on their health, relationships, and daily life. To assist individuals grappling with alcohol addiction, various strategies exist. Initially, supervised detoxification may be necessary to ensure a safe cessation of alcohol consumption. Following this, counseling and therapy play a crucial role in addressing the psychological facets of the addiction. Engaging in support groups can also offer a sense of camaraderie and comprehension.

Substance use treatment:

Substance use rehabilitation embodies a holistic treatment approach crafted to assist individuals contending with drug or alcohol addiction. This all-encompassing rehabilitation strategy encompasses two crucial components: initially addressing the physical dependency, frequently commencing with detoxification, and subsequently confronting the psychological triggers through a diverse array of therapeutic methods. The overarching objective is to empower individuals to achieve and maintain sobriety while equipping them with essential skills and coping mechanisms for a successful reintegration into society and a life free from substance abuse.

Co-occurring Disorders:

Dual-diagnosis rehabs are usually the appropriate solution to treat co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. These facilities typically employ medical and behavioral experts who use a range of interventions, together with the right healing environment, for you to achieve and sustain long-term recovery. Treatment usually includes evidence-based therapies (like cognitive behavioral therapy), recovery support meetings, 12-step facilitation, psychoeducation, skills training, and group therapy.

Levels Of Care

Hospital inpatient/24-hour hospital inpatient:

During specific phases of the recovery journey, it becomes crucial to have around-the-clock support. 24-hour clinical care provides a secure setting for individuals to heal from drug or alcohol addiction, with the reassurance that medical detox and other treatments will be administered by skilled professionals.

Treatment Modalities

Group counseling:

Group Therapy is a therapeutic space where individuals battling addiction come together to share experiences, gain insights, and support one another on their journey to recovery. Facilitated by trained professionals, this setting fosters communal healing and empowers participants to overcome the challenges of addiction through collective strength and understanding.

Cognitive behavioral therapy:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapeutic approach that emphasizes the interconnectedness of thoughts, emotions, and actions. It promotes healthy reactions to thoughts and emotions, steering individuals away from harmful responses such as substance abuse. Proven effective for various addiction recoveries, CBT enhances an individual's self-awareness and self-control. Through CBT, individuals learn to better gauge their emotional well-being, communicate more effectively, and handle stress without resorting to drugs or alcohol.

Dialectical behavior therapy:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a form of psychotherapy that blends cognitive-behavioral approaches with mindfulness strategies. It is particularly effective in treating addiction, as it addresses the underlying emotional pain and destructive behaviors that often accompany substance misuse. Through enhancing emotional regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness, DBT equips individuals with the coping skills necessary to maintain sobriety and improve their overall quality of life.

Integrated Mental and Substance Use Disorder treatment:

Integrated Mental and Substance Use Disorder treatment is a comprehensive approach to treating individuals with both mental health and substance use disorders. It aims to address both conditions simultaneously through a coordinated and integrated approach. The goal is to improve overall well-being and reduce the risk of relapse.

Electroconvulsive therapy:

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is a medical procedure used in the treatment of severe mental health conditions, such as severe depression, bipolar disorder, and certain types of schizophrenia. During ECT, a carefully controlled electric current is applied to the brain, inducing a controlled seizure. This therapeutic intervention is typically administered under anesthesia and muscle relaxants to minimize discomfort and potential risks. ECT is considered when other treatments, such as medication and psychotherapy, have not been effective or when a rapid and intensive intervention is required. While its exact mechanisms are not fully understood, ECT has shown significant efficacy in relieving symptoms in some individuals, leading to improved mood and overall mental well-being. Healthcare professionals carefully monitor its use to ensure safety and effectiveness for each patient.

Telemedicine/telehealth therapy:

Telehealth Therapy enables individuals to access mental health services remotely through digital technology. Utilizing secure video conferencing, individuals can engage with qualified therapists from the comfort of their home, overcoming geographical barriers and often reducing waiting times. This level of care offers a flexible and accessible approach to mental health support, especially beneficial for those with mobility issues, busy schedules, or residing in rural or underserved areas.

Smoking/vaping/tobacco cessation counseling:

Tobacco cessation counseling is a dialogue with a counselor about your tobacco or vaping habits, examining its place in your daily life to strategize quitting. It offers interventions for individuals keen on quitting, encompassing behavioral guidance and group or one-on-one counseling. These sessions can range from short encounters (under 5 minutes) to in-depth discussions (over 10 minutes) and might require multiple meetings.

Ketamine Infusion Therapy:

Ketamine Infusion Therapy is a promising treatment option for individuals diagnosed with mood disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Originally used as an anesthetic, ketamine can modify brain chemistry and mitigate pain. Mood disorders often result from imbalances in brain chemicals, which influence behavior and emotions. One of the standout advantages of Ketamine Infusion Therapy is the rapid onset of benefits, with many patients reporting improvements within hours, as opposed to the weeks or months typical of other treatments.

Abnormal involuntary movement scale:

The AIMS is a tool with 12 criteria clinicians use to evaluate the intensity of dyskinesias, especially in facial, limb, and torso movements, in patients on neuroleptic drugs. It also examines the overall impact, the degree of disability caused, and how conscious and distressed the patient is about these movements. The AIMS is widely utilized in research studies of antipsychotic drugs to check for tardive dyskinesia. Its straightforward structure and quick assessment process make regular clinical checks by professionals or other qualified individuals convenient.

Ancillary Services

Languages

  • Sign language services for the deaf and hard of hearing

Additional Services

  • Pharmacotherapies administered during treatment
  • Housing services
  • HIV testing

Special Programs

  • Clients with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders
  • Veterans
  • Members of military families
  • Criminal justice (other than DUI/DWI)/Forensic clients
  • Clients with HIV or AIDS

Contact Information

Queens Medical Center - Behavioral Health
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1301 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813
Updated November 28, 2023

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