Chamber Business of the Week
Article and photo by Kim Langston, Quill Staff Writer
GREATER WEST PLAINS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS OF THE WEEK
Turning Leaf – FCC Behavioral Health, Inc. substance abuse treatment center has been in operation for more than 10 years in West Plains at the same location, 1015 Lanton Road in West Plains.
The facility has gone through some changes over the last three years, including joining the Greater West Plains Area Chamber of Commerce in October 2016. While it is usually thought of as an inpatient facility, Turning Leaf now offers evening treatment options Mondays through Thursdays.
Some referrals are court-ordered, but more and more are self referrals, says Clinical Director Dr. Ken Tombley.
“Over the last three years we have expanded outpatient services to provide treatment options in the evening on Monday through Thursday,” he explains. “Treatment outcomes have continued to improve over the last three years. We were once thought of as just a 30-day inpatient program. We now offer much more to include the most current evidence-based treatment protocols to address the whole person.”
Residential services are still offered seven days a week.
Tombley says two of the things that make the treatment center stand out are the treatment of substance abuse along with any co-occurring mental health issues, and medically assisted treatment for opioid and alcohol abuse disorders. That means a medical doctor is available to prescribe any needed medications for withdrawal, stabilization and titration, or adjustment of medications.
The facility and others in Mtn. Grove, Gainesville and Ava have a total of 190 beds for inpatient treatment, and take Medicaid, state-funded insurance and private insurance. Turning Leaf is also the recipient of a State Opioid Response (SOR) grant.
Office hours are each weekday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 256-2570.
TURNING LEAF, in business for over a decade at 1015 Lanton Road, has expanded its services over the last three years to include outpatient treatment, including immediate medically assisted treatment for opioid addiction and mental health treatment, where indicated, for a “whole person” approach. The business is open each weekday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 256-2570. From left: Clinical Director Dr. Kenneth Tombley, Facility and Residential Manager Rick Maggard and Clinical Manager Lee Brown. (Staff photo by Kim Langston)