Elk River Treatment Program provides adolescents and teens with a safe therapeutic environment to identify and address issues that have disrupted their lives. They leave our residential treatment program with the necessary tools to succeed and continue their personal development and emotional growth. Elk River Treatment Program was founded in 2006 for boys and girls ages 12 – 18 that are struggling with behavior, mental health and/or substance abuse issues. ERTP facilities are situated on 120 acres in beautiful North Alabama near the corporate headquarters of Huntsville, Alabama. Hundreds of teens from across the United States have found healing through treatment at Elk River Treatment Program.

Few children enter residential treatment with a single issue. ERTP specializes in an integrative treatment approach to halting negative behaviors and uncovering the source of negative behaviors. ERTP is accredited in Behavioral Health Care by The Joint Commission and licensed by the State of Alabama Department of Youth Services. The year-round academic program is accredited by AdvancED/SACS.

Upon admission and thorough assessment, individualized treatment plans are developed for each resident by a multidisciplinary Treatment Team led by a child, adolescent and forensic psychiatrist. Included in the Treatment Team are licensed mental health professionals, social workers, addictions specialists, physicians, registered nurses including a Certified Nurse Practitioner, and Highly Qualified, State Certified teachers. The patient’s parents and referral sources are considered members of the Treatment Team and are involved in developing a long term, aftercare treatment plan for the child.

Our typical patient has tried and failed individual therapy and/or intensive outpatient programs. Residential placement allows the child to settle into a positive peer culture, make healthier decisions on diet and exercise and address the issues that prompted placement. It also allows the family to heal.

ERTP is in-network with Cigna, United Behavioral Health/Optum Insurance and Value Options Commercial Insurance. We accept private pay and assignments out-of-network on a case-by-case basis.


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Country: United States
State: Alabama
City: Huntsville

Name: Selina Mason
Phone: (256) 518-9998