Our Facility

Our inviting treatment facility is located in beautiful Southeast Houston and is centrally located to be a short drive from surrounding Houston Communities. Sacred Oak Medical Center is an 80-bed state of the art Hospital built specifically with our patient’s needs in mind. We are dedicated to providing quality behavioral health and chemical dependency care to promote growth and structure for patients and their families.

Our Therapy Dog Norman

Spending time with animals produces marked improvements in humans, affecting the physical, mental, emotional and social aspects of their well-being.

Stress leads to an overproduction of stress hormones, and in-turn increased blood pressure, heart rate, and chance of heart attack and stroke. As you will see in the list, below, a visit with a therapy animal does much to reverse the effects of stress.

Visiting with an animal can reduce anxiety without the need for medication, or elicit positive reminiscing in clients with progressed dementia. Therapy animal teams frequently witness measurable improvements as well, for example in visiting with chemotherapy patients in order to lower their blood pressure to a level acceptable for treatment.

Here are just some of the healing effects of therapy animal visits:

Mental Benefits

  • Decrease in stress and anxiety, including that from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Decrease in depression, loneliness and feelings of isolation
  • Decrease in aggressive behaviors
  • Increase in socialization with an outward focus, including opportunities for laughter and a sense of happiness and well-being
  • Increase in mental stimulation, attention skills, and verbal interactions
  • Increase in spirit, self-esteem, and feeling of acceptance, enabling a patient to further participate in mental and physical therapy, to be more involved in group activities, and to accept social and emotional support

Physical Benefits

  • Decrease in blood pressure
  • Decrease in heart rate
  • Decrease in the stress hormone cortisol
  • Increase in hormones associated with health and a feeling of well-being, including beta-endorphin, beta-phenylethylamine, dopamine, oxytocin, prolactin and serotonin
  • Increase in level of fitness by providing stimulus for exercise, with improvement in activities in which they were limited
  • Improvement in fine motor skills, standing balance, wheelchair and other physical skills

We will share pictures of Norman as he grows!

Our Programs

Acute Inpatient Care For Adults

Acute Inpatient Care For Adults

Sacred Oak Medical Center offers an inpatient treatment program for adults with complex psychiatric problems. Our personalized treatment program will individually address each patient’s needs. Your treatment will include individual therapy, group therapy, medication management, family therapy and education and discharge planning. All patients are cared for with respect and compassion by a  multidisciplinary treatment team of professional’s which consists of psychiatrists, therapists, nurse practitioners, behavioral health specialists and nurses  The objective is to guide the patients to reaching a point of stabilization and then assist in coordinating the next supportive steps after discharge.

Medically Managed Detoxification

Medically Managed Detoxification

Medically managed detoxification consists of consultation with a medical provider, close nursing supervision, the regular monitoring of vital signs, and a medication protocol to manage the physical distress of withdrawal and guard against potentially injurious withdrawal symptoms.  Sacred Oak Medical Center has ten detox beds, each located near a nursing station with 24/7 staffing. Our team of clinicians, nurses, and physicians provide a safe, comfortable detox environment.

Our on-site doctors and nursing staff provide necessary medical intervention, 24 hours a day.

Medically Managed Detoxification

Medically Managed Detoxification

Medically managed detoxification consists of consultation with a medical provider, close nursing supervision, the regular monitoring of vital signs, and a medication protocol to manage the physical distress of withdrawal and guard against potentially injurious withdrawal symptoms.  Sacred Oak Medical Center has ten detox beds, each located near a nursing station with 24/7 staffing. Our team of clinicians, nurses, and physicians provide a safe, comfortable detox environment.

Our on-site doctors and nursing staff provide necessary medical intervention, 24 hours a day.

Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) provide time limited, multidisciplinary, multimodal structured treatment in an outpatient setting, Such programs are less intensive than a partial hospital program but significantly more intensive than outpatient psychotherapy and medication management. (This level of care does not include medical oversight or medication evaluation/management).

Adult Inpatient Chemical Dependency

Adult Inpatient Chemical Dependency

Sacred Oak Medical Center offers Residential rehabilitation for patients suffering from addiction. With round-the-clock supervision, a structured schedule, a range of therapeutic activities, and dedicated teams of experienced professionals, residential rehabilitation provides adults with the comprehensive support that they need to overcome chemical dependency and certain co-occurring conditions. A patient’s treatment plan will vary according to their unique needs but each person’s treatment will encompass psychoeducational lectures (to learn about addiction and recovery), group therapy (to discuss and process what you have learned as well as your feelings and any issues that may surface), individual therapy, family therapy and education (because addiction is a family disease), 12-step programming and SMART recovery, medication management (if needed), and after-care planning. Our team of professionals are dedicated to helping empower patients seeking treatment from addiction. We are here to help educate and guide patients in changing self-defeating thoughts, behaviors, and actions; and to direct patients towards long-term sobriety and positive quality of life.

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