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A medical-model residential treatment center offering a behavioral health program and physical medicine services

Live-in program for young people with
co-occurring medical and behavioral or mental health conditions

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Young people with simultaneous physical, mental, and behavioral health conditions often struggle to find comprehensive care. Many mental health facilities don’t provide medical care, and standard hospitals are often unable to manage mental and behavioral health conditions.

The True North Program guides young patients through their mental, behavioral, and physical health struggles — all within one comprehensive continuum of care. By combining clinical methodology, rehabilitation techniques, behavioral interventions, and ongoing medical care, True North helps children, adolescents, and young adults navigate toward their true north.

We’re here to care for young people as they work toward their goals, because we’re compassionately mending minds.

Two rehabilitation settings designed to care for individuals struggling with behavioral and mental health conditions and co-existing physical health needs

psychiatry program at Nexus Children's Hospital

Nexus Children’s Hospital

For patients with more acute medical, behavioral, and mental health needs, this medical inpatient setting combines the characteristics of a hospital with features of a residential environment. Individuals admit from an acute care hospital, psychiatric facility, or home.

residential treatment center at Nexus Neurorecovery Center

Nexus Neurorecovery Center

Our medical-model residential treatment center offers a supportive, structured programming environment to help adolescents, young adults, and adults with mental health diagnoses. We’re also intentionally different, as our team can address simultaneous medical needs. Individuals can admit from Nexus Children’s Hospital to follow our continuum, other referral source, or home.

it’s time to find your true north

Our behavioral program coordinators will help you find the right setting based on individual needs.

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Supporting medical, mental, and behavioral needs with hospital and residential treatment center settings

The True North Program interdisciplinary team provides medical care, mental and behavioral health services, and rehabilitation to meet all patient needs within a single facility. By providing holistic care in a single setting, Nexus has helped individuals experience independence and reintegration home and into non-institutional environments.

  • Hospital and medical model residential treatment center
  • Integrates psychiatry, internal medicine, and physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians in one setting
  • A personalized plan that combines different types of services, based on your unique needs
  • Individual and group therapies, including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), family systems therapy/family psychoeducation, and interpersonal psychotherapy
  • Behavioral health counseling
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapies
  • Recreational therapy, pet therapy, music therapy, and activities
  • On-site teacher/school to continue education and help individuals get caught up
  • 24-hour nursing coverage
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Meet a True North Program champion

“I have seen Maggie face her fears, try new things, learn effective coping skills, and become a source of encouragement to her peers. She has grown in her ability to advocate for herself and her desire to stay healthy.”
— Nexus social worker

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Diagnosis criteria for mental and behavioral health patients with medical needs

The True North program provides a warm, friendly care environment for medically complex individuals. We often treat individuals who experience behavioral, mood, and psychiatric challenges as a result of conditions such as trauma and injury, diabetes, and spina bifida — to name a few.

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Behavior Dysregulation
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cutting and Self-Harm
  • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD)
  • History of Homicidal Ideation
  • Major Depression Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Somatization Disorders
  • History of Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
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How to choose the right residential treatment center for medical, mental, and behavioral needs

Finding the right residential treatment center that can address all of you or your loved one’s needs can feel daunting. The following tips will help you narrow down your options and select the best fit.

  1. Understand the diagnosis. It’s essential to enter the search for a psychiatry program with a solid understanding of you or your child’s diagnosis, including all co-occurring conditions. Does the individual need primary care in addition to psychiatric or behavioral treatment? With a clear understanding of needs, you’ll be fully equipped to ask the right questions before you commit to a program.
  2. Ask a lot of questions. As you speak to clinicians and facility representatives, ask as many questions as possible. What types of care are they equipped to offer? What credentials do their clinicians hold? What are the most common diagnoses treated by the facility? In addition to general inquiries about the program, it can be helpful to question individual staff members. What do they love about their work? What inspired them to pursue their profession? The answers to such questions will suggest how invested staff members are in their patients’ wellbeing, and thus the overall effectiveness of the program.
  3. Check reviews. Even if you feel you’ve found the perfect program after conducting research and meeting with clinicians, it’s always a good idea to check a facility’s online reputation. Are the program’s ratings generally positive? Do current and former patients report feeling supported and safe? Bear in mind that many factors can affect patient satisfaction, but a high percentage of positive reviews is a good sign.
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