Cottonwood Creek Behavioral Hospital in Meridian has amplified its services — and its business model — to include a new Intensive Outpatient Program, a flexible way of providing care so adults can continue with their regular family and work commitments, said a hospital official.
The new program offers intensive treatment that allows access to physicians, counselors and other medical specialists as well as group and individual counseling and educational services.
“Substance abuse, most specifically opioid addiction, is a growing epidemic in Idaho and across the country,” says Phil Sheridan, chief executive officer. “Cottonwood Creek is committed to improving residents’ lives by strategically enhancing services and resources for behavioral health and substance-use disorder treatment.”
The psychiatric hospital provides inpatient and outpatient stabilization and treatment for adults experiencing mental health or substance-use disorders.
For nearly a year, Cottonwood Creek was the focus of a major construction project as work crews gutted the building to the studs, renovated the interior, painted and remodeled offices and patient rooms.
Many safety features were also added in to the former Vibra Hospital, and cosmetic updates offered a home-like touch. Green space in an interior courtyard give patients an opportunity to enjoy the Idaho sun and fresh air, officials said when they opened the 72-bed hospital earlier this year.
Located at 2131 S. Bonito Way, the 60,000-square-foot hospital is owned by the for-profit company Haven Behavioral Healthcare, which owns six other psychiatric hospitals across the nation.