eleanor health hickory
Meet your clinic manager
My name is Stephen Burgess and I come to Eleanor Health to serve as the clinic manager in Hickory. I am a clinical social worker and have been working in some capacity in the mental health/social work field for 25 years in various capacities. I also hold over a decade of experience teaching college with a bachelors level social work program. Additionally, I teach coursework covering the DSM-5 for social workers seeking clinical licensure in South Carolina. In my rare moment of spare time, I can be found following my passion for music, attending as many concerts as possible. I also enjoy coaching soccer and am an avid runner.Meet the rest of the Eleanor Health team!
the eleanor experience
Get familiar with the Hickory location
You can get care virtually via telehealth, out in the local community, or at our clinic location in Hickory, NC. Our clinics are warm and welcoming. Come visit us today!
the eleanor way
Our whole-person approach
We put our community members at the center of everything we do, for remote treatment services as well as in-person, from alcohol withdrawal to opioid use and more. When you’re an Eleanor Health member, your best interests always come first. Our mental health and addiction specialists start by learning more about your day-to-day life, preferences, specific needs, and recovery goals. We then build a customized, comprehensive care plan. Our treatment services include:
paying for treatment
Everyone deserves accessible and affordable outpatient mental health & substance use treatment.
Eleanor Health accepts most major insurance plans including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, Optum, Medicare and United Healthcare. If we don’t contract with your insurance plan, we will work with your out-of-network benefits to ensure you still benefit from insurance. If your health insurance still leaves you with concerns about affording treatment, we offer an affordable sliding scale payment plan to help manage the cost of care. Call us at (828) 979-0045 to find out how much your insurance will cover.
Under the supervision of our physicians, our medical team will prescribe medications that safely block the effects of drugs and alcohol on the brain and body. Based on your own personal goals, we will work with you to safely stop using or reduce your use of any substances that you desire.Learn more about MAT