Malvern Private Hospital is a dedicated addiction rehabilitation and recovery program located in East Malvern, Victoria. It provides a 7 day detox, 14 day detox, and a 28 day residential, abstinence based Drug and Alcohol and other non-substance abuse, Addiction Rehabilitation Recovery Treatment Program. Clients are admitted under the dedicated care of our specialist multidisciplinary team consisting of, nursing staff, counsellors, addiction medical doctors, consultants and psychiatrists.
Our program is unique in that we offer:
A Private Hospital facility
The benefits of a Private Hospital include individual and tailored care for your specialised needs in the context of your recovery from addiction a day at a time. As a Private Hospital, Private Health Insurance excess and gap costs vary depending on the level of cover. Our staff will give an estimate of the fees prior to admission. We have contracts with most funds and claim directly from them.
The admission and referral process is initially via the phone and can be done by self-referral, GP or by other clinicians such as psychologists and counsellors.
For more information or to book an assessment time please call 03 9885 9621
A tailored individual care solution
Malvern Private Hospital has one of Melbourne's longest running Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Centres and offers an individual and tailored care solution catering to the needs of each individual client. Our aim to provide a rounded program, offering not only withdrawal from drugs and alcohol, but a range of therapies and tutorials to focus on mind, body and soul, restoring optimal health. Our dedication to our patients recovery makes us one of the leading Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Centres in Australia.
Before any person is admitted to the Drug and Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Recovery Treatment Program, they will undergo a pre-admission assessment by an Assessment Specialist. This is a face to face interview and takes about an hour. Our assessment staff will discuss client history, and thoroughly brief the client on all aspects of the program so they can make an informed decision as to whether the program is suitable for their needs.
Clients are admitted under the dedicated care of our specialist multidisciplinary team consisting of, nursing staff, counsellors, addiction medical doctors, consultants and psychiatrists. Our team work together to provide you with the highest level of support and encouragement.
We seek to achieve prompt and timely admission because we realise that clients and their families often share a great sense of urgency when the opportunity for treatment presents itself.
Abstinence based program
Malvern Private Hospital ensure that patients are discharged free of Alcohol and Drugs, that’s why we are considered one of the best Rehabilitation Centres Melbourne has to offer. We do not prescribe maintenance doses of medication, as we believe this is a benefit to long-term success. We also firmly believe that abstinence is possible. The program at Malvern Private Hospital is based on the Minnesota/12 Step facilitation model, which we believe is the most effective and leading program available in Australia.
The 28 Day Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery Treatment Program
Malvern Private Hospital offers bright, newly renovated surroundings during your stay. Clients are admitted into the intensive 28 day residential Drug and Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Recovery Treatment Program. The residential stay encompasses elements of detoxification and rehabilitation. The program attempts to replicate a normal living environment within the confines of a hospital. Clients need to be a minimum age of 21 years of age to be accepted into the program.
The Withdrawal (Detoxification) phase
Detoxification is different for every client and the detoxification process can last for several days. We do not prescribe maintenance doses of medication. Instead, clients are weaned off substances as quickly as medical assessment allows.
During the detoxification or withdrawal period, we will do everything possible to ensure clients are as comfort as possible and closely monitor their physical condition. We encourage non drug alternatives where possible during the detoxification period, and work together as a team to support clients during the process.
The Rehabilitation phase
- Introduction to a range of therapeutic approaches to recovery, from trained, experienced and dedicated staff.
- Psychological interventions include Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT) and role-plays scenarios.
- Individual and group counselling sessions.
- Therapeutic listening and problem solving programs, focusing on specific situations with individually tailored strategies.
- Art therapy.
- Exercise: walks, yoga or relaxation sessions.
- Intensive group therapy, sharing experiences and stories with others in recovery.
- Healthy ways to reduce anxiety and improve sleep.
- Real time practice in attending AA meetings, NA meetings, GA meetings and in-house meetings.
- Formal discharge planning to increase the likelihood of success after discharge.
- Liaison with recovery support accommodation providers where needed.
- A separate support and education program for families.