Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Burkwood Treatment Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Burkwood Treatment Center.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Burkwood Treatment Center

Where is your program located?

We are located at the end of a quiet street near Willow River State Park in Hudson, Wisconsin (just across the river from the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area).

What types of disorders do you treat?

Our caring team of licensed professionals specializes in treating adult men and women (ages 18 and above) with alcoholism/chemical dependency and some co-occurring mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and others.

How much will treatment cost?

Treatment at Burkwood is a highly personal experience and the associated costs depend upon a number of issues, including (but not necessarily limited to) the specific nature of the problem(s) being treated, the amount of time you will need to remain in treatment, and the presence of any co-occurring disorders.

Our admissions team will be happy to work with you to develop an accurate picture of what your treatment will cost.

Does your program accept insurance or provide financing options?

Residential treatment at Burkwood Treatment Center is covered by most insurance plans, such as UBH/Medica, UCare, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Health Partners, Indian Health Service Funding, Private Pay, County Insurance, State Consolidated Funds, and Rule 25.

Our admissions team is ready and willing to work closely with you to address your financial circumstances and benefits.

Are your staff members licensed?

Yes. Our clinical team includes licensed chemical dependency counselors, a mental health professional, a psychiatrist, a registered nurse, and other licensed professionals.

Does your program treat dual diagnosis patients?

Yes. We are dual-diagnosis capable. We specialize in treating persons suffering from the primary disease of alcoholism/chemical dependency. We also serve persons who, in addition to alcoholism/chemical dependency, may have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder.

Does Burkwood support participation in Twelve Step programs?

Burkwood Treatment Center specializes in TSF (Twelve Step Facilitation). We utilize the Evidence-Based MAAEZ Program (Making Alcoholics Anonymous Easier) created by the American Public Health Institute’s award-winning Senior Scientist, Dr. Lee Kaskutas. We also use a number of effective counseling modalities to help participants begin recovery. These counseling approaches may include CBT (Cognitive-Behavior Therapy), Person-Centered Therapies, Eclectic Therapies, and EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).

How long will I need to be in treatment?

Residential treatment stays vary based on an individual’s treatment plan. We offer variable lengths of stay directly based upon the treatment team’s assessment of an individual’s need and progress toward a participant’s completion of treatment plan goals.

Will I be permitted to take medication during treatment?

Burkwood Treatment Center does not provide detox services; participants must be free of mind-altering substances prior to admission. Prescription and over-the-counter medications must be ordered by a physician and are stored in the nurse’s station. Medications may not be stored in client rooms and clients will be responsible for any applicable co-pays.

Will my family be involved in my treatment?

Yes. We welcome family members as an integral part of the recovery process. Burkwood’s treatment team will work with participants to determine family members who will be supportive of the recovery process. Family’s participation in the Al-Anon Family Groups is also encouraged.

Can I have visitors?

All Clients are allowed to receive visitors. You will receive a Client Handbook with visiting instructions during your admission process at Burkwood.

May I leave the grounds?

Some treatment activities occur off-site, but treatment participants are always accompanied by a staff member.

Do you perform random drug tests?

Yes. You may be tested on a random basis for both alcohol and other drugs. We reserve the right to conduct occasional drug screenings based on suspicious behavior or observations by the staff.

What will happen to my personal possessions?

You are allowed to have your own possessions and clothing in your assigned bedroom. Prior to admission, Burkwood will provide you with a description of acceptable items.

Is smoking permitted?

Smoking is allowed in designated outdoor smoking areas only.

Are cell phones permitted?

Cell phones are not permitted during your stay at Burkwood.

Can I bring my car?

Clients are not permitted to bring a private vehicle to Burkwood.

Can I bring a stereo or musical instrument?

Radios are permitted in the rooms during hours that are not bothersome to roommates. Musical instruments without amplifiers are permitted if they are played at a reasonable level that does not affect other clients or neighbors.

Can I watch television or movies?

Yes. Clients are permitted to watch television and appropriate movies during designated hours. Clients are not allowed to have personal televisions.

Can I send and receive mail during treatment?

Yes. Clients may pick up incoming mail from staff. Outgoing mail may be placed in the mailbox outside the nursing station for daily mailing.

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The Burkwood staff is great at what they do. They are all compassionate and easy to talk with, and I appreciate everything they've done for me.