Medical Detox

Medical Detox

Medical DetoxPatients are admitted to a dedicated acute care medical unit at TMC Lakewood with private room and bath. The medical detox program is individually structured to the specific needs of each patient. Our nursing staff, on duty 24 hours a day, is always available to provide caring supervision and support. Each of our patients sees a medical provider daily to ensure maximum comfort throughout the detoxification process. A substance abuse counselor will assess the patient and make referrals for ongoing substance abuse treatment.

MDS office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admissions are by appointment only. To schedule an admission, call the MDS office at 816-404-8047.

The immediate needs of the patient are addressed through individualized treatment plans in a safe and supportive environment.  Once safe stabilization has been achieved the substance abuse counselor will discuss plans for continuing the recovery process. Prior to discharge, medical detox staff will work with clients to arrange follow up care based on the client’s needs.  The average length of stay is three days.

The Medical Detox Service is generally covered  by most commercial insurance, including military insurance,  and Medicaid.

For more information or admissions, please call 816-404-8047.