The Center for Behavioral Medicine at Merrimack Valley Hospital

Expert care delivered in a compassionate and nurturing environment with the privacy each patient deserves.

When life takes an unexpected turn, The Center for Behavioral Medicine at Merrimack Valley Hospital offers three distinct services for adults of all ages.

From admission to discharge, our team of professionals delivers exceptional care with the kindness, compassion and privacy that each and every patient deserves. We offer:

Merrimack Valley Hospital Behavioral Health

  • Single bed rooms for comfort & privacy
  • Patient-centered collaboration
  • Goal-oriented treatment plans
  • Individual & group counseling
  • Medication for symptom management
  • Strategies to improve functional ability
  • Holistic groups for stress management
  • Rehabilitative exercises
  • Individualized plans for long-term health
  • Assistance with community reintegration

The Center for Recovery and Wellness

The Center for Recovery and Wellness is an inpatient hospital center staffed with a multispecialty team of professionals dedicated to helping patients recover from emotional disorders and associated behaviors.

Our team provides the most advanced clinical care in an atmosphere of inclusion, hope, dignity and empowerment to promote recovery and wellness.

We offer a multidisciplinary approach, so we collaborate with multiple health care specialists, including psychiatry, neurology, neuropsychology, radiology, internal medicine, pharmacology, laboratory technicians and nursing, to look for medical conditions that may be contributing to our patients emotional status.

Also on the health care team are masters prepared social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists and nutritionists.

Our personalized care may include spiritual care, as well as music therapy, art therapy, and yoga for a holistic approach to wellness.

We also partner with interpreters for language translation and cultural sensitivities.

Senior Adult Behavioral Medicine Center

When major life changes trigger emotional conditions in older adults that require hospitalization, The Senior Adult Behavioral Medicine Center offers a comforting, structured environment.

The hallmark of our program, for people 55 and older, is the daily care each patient receives from an exceptional team of geriatric professionals, combined with the extensive diagnostic services available in our true hospital setting.

Our goal is to promote the best possible recovery. We work with the abilities of each patient to restore mental health by creating new behaviors. The treatment plans we create are individualized, and involve a team approach that focuses on patient strengths.

Our care doesn’t end when patients are discharged - it follows them home.

We work with each patient, family members and physicians to develop a comprehensive discharge plan. We can also act as a liaison between the family, physician and other care facilities to ensure that our patients’ needs and goals are met.

Level IV Medically Managed Substance Abuse Detoxification Center

Medically Managed Detoxification

Our Level IV Medically Managed Detoxification Center provides 24-hour care in an inpatient setting for those who have medical conditions that could put them at risk during detoxification from drugs and alcohol.

Admission experts are available 24 hours a day to talk with potential patients and assess their immediate needs.

Our medical specialists monitor patient care because withdrawal from addictive substances can be physically and emotionally taxing.

When patients attempt to withdraw without supervision and treatment, it can lead to physical debilitation, and sometimes death.

Our team will create a medical plan of care tailored for each patient, to ease withdrawal symptoms in a medically safe environment.

From initial admission to discharge, our staff monitors patient progress. Our medical staff includes psychiatrists, internal medicine physicians and a full panel of physician specialists to assist with all of our patients’ needs.

Substance Abuse Inpatient and Outpatient Services

Our team of highly qualified medical professionals, chemical dependency counselors and social workers offers inpatient and outpatient care.

Our goal is to keep patients on their path to recovery, so the team coordinates access to outpatient services via Steward Health Care and other local community agencies, to ensure that patients have the medical care and support services they need following discharge.

We believe in treating the whole person so we use a holistic approach that includes medical, emotional and spiritual components, as well as respect, dignity and encouragement. Individual team members will encourage and support patients while they are achieving independence.

Learn more about substance abuse programs offered at Steward Health Care:

Senior Adult Behavioral Medicine
Merrimack Valley Hospital
140 Lincoln Ave.
Haverhill, MA 01830
Phone: 978-521-8360
Fax: 978-521-3658

The Center for Recovery and Wellness
Merrimack Valley Hospital
140 Lincoln Ave.
Haverhill, MA 01830
Tel: 978-521-8617 and 978-521-8162
Fax: 978-521-8304

Level IV Medically Managed Substance Abuse Detoxification Center
Merrimack Valley Hospital
140 Lincoln Ave.
Haverhill, MA 01830
Tel: 978-521-8485
Fax: 978 521-8750
Tel: 978-521-8472
Fax: 978 521-8751


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