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Bed Availability

Debarr RTC:
Adolescent Girls:
12/19/14 x1
Preteen Girls:TBD
Preteen Boys: TBD

***Updated 12/10/2014

Palmer RTC:
Openings: 0
Opening x1: 6/3
Opening x1: 6/19
Opening x1: 6/26
Opening x1: 7/17
Opening x1: 7/31

***Updated 5/19/2014
































































North Star’s facilities provide a comfortable and safe environment designed to respond to the needs of active children and teens.

When a young person needs more intensive care, North Star’s locations in South-central Alaska provide a full range of services. Based on the seriousness of the situation, some children come to the hospital for intensive short-term treatment to begin the healing process and then return home, while others need the stability of a longer-term residential treatment program to learn the skills needed for emotional and social stability and security.
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  Debarr Campus:  
  2530 DeBarr Road Anchorage,
AK 99508
  • 74-bed acute psychiatric hospital
  • Children, preteens, & adolescent
    boys ages 4-17 years old

  Bragaw Campus:
  1650 Bragaw Street Anchorage,
AK 99508

  • 36-bed acute psychiatric hospital
  • Adolescent girls 13-17 years old

  Treatment/Services Include:
  • Milieu therapy
  • Medication management
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Behavioral management plans
  • Activity therapy/recreation therapy
  • Cultural awareness
  • Dietary education
  • Social skills training
  • Anger management and de-escalation
  • Responsibility/accountability
  • Group therapies
  • Health, hygiene, and wellness groups
  • Interpersonal communication skills training
  • Crisis intervention
  • Quality medical care
  • Discharge/safety planning

The goal of our hospital program is to help children maintain safety outside of the hospital by treating the psychiatric crisis and creating a discharge plan.  This will help the youth continue to make improvements in their lives at a lower level of care.

We provide a safe therapeutic environment that supports the treatment of various diagnoses and issues such as psychotic disorders, aggression, self harming, mood disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, anxiety disorders, high risk behaviors, and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
North Star Residential Treatment
  Our residential programs provide a therapeutic milieu for a variety of diagnoses and problems including: psychotic disorders, mood disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety disorders, high risk behaviors, and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Debarr RPTC:
1500 DeBarr Circle
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 865-7100
(907) 258-7575
(800) 478-7575 Toll Free (In Alaska)

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  North Star Debarr RPTC is located by our main hospital in Anchorage providing quality long-term residential care in the State of Alaska. Our team of highly qualified professionals are here to help you.
  • 60-bed - TRICARE®/TRIWEST APPROVED! "TRICARE is a registered trademark of the TRICARE management activity. All rights reserved."
  • Secure and community-based treatment tracks for adolescent girls ages 13-17 years old
  • Children and preteen programs, 6-12 years of age

Palmer RPTC:
Mile 2.5, 3647 N. Clark Wolverine Road
Palmer, AK 99645

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1587
Palmer, AK 99645

(907) 761-7400 or (907) 761-7463
(800) 478-7575 Toll Free (in Alaska)

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  Palmer is a quiet community located about 45 miles from Anchorage in the beautiful Matanuska Valley, surrounded by towering mountain peaks. It provides the ideal setting for this activity-based residential center. Designed with a strong educational component, the program is ideal for preteens and teens who will benefit from treatment in an active, wilderness-focused environment.
  • 30-bed
  • (males) 11-17 years of age
  Treatment/Services Include:
  • Assessment
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Milieu therapy
  • Animal assisted therapy
  • Biofeedback, EMDR, and sensory integration - DRTC
  • Recreational therapy - Wilderness-based in PRTC
  • Activity therapy (to include community based activities)
  • Family therapy
  • Medication management
  • Social skill development
  • Education services
  • Relationship building
  • Quality medical treatment and follow up
  Treatment Providers in All Programs:
  • Independent Psychiatrists
  • Intake Coordinators
  • Activity/Recreation Therapists
  • Clinical Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Mental Health Specialists
  • Psychologists
  • Dieticians
  • Independent Neurologist
  • Independent Medical Doctor
  • Independent Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Hospital & Residential Treatment Centers • Anchorage: DeBarr · Bragaw; Palmer 907.258.7575 | 800.478.7575 · 24-hour crisis
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