Priory Hospital Altrincham - alcohol rehab and mental health treatment

  • Evidence-based treatment programmes
  • Online and face-to-face treatment
  • Highly trained specialists
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About this location

Priory Hospital Altrincham provides expert treatment for a range of mental health conditions and addictions.

The hospital is comprised of three inpatient units, providing specialist care for adults with range of mental health challenges, young people with an eating disorder, as well as an adult addiction rehab and treatment programme.

Altrincham also provides established, evidence-based outpatient treatment for a wide range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety disorders, stress, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and bipolar disorder. We also offer private autism assessments for adults.

Our dedicated team are committed to ensuring that you benefit from a safe and comfortable environment at all times, and receive the highest standard of care while you’re with us.

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Priory Hospital Altrincham Rappax Road Hale Cheshire WA15 0NU

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Our free addiction assessment explained

Priory is currently offering 10% off private self-pay addiction inpatient treatment, for admissions until 31st August inclusive.

Get a free initial assessment with a therapist, to help you take the first step towards recovery. T&Cs apply.

  • Work with world-class addiction specialists
  • Network of rehabilitation centres nationwide
  • Range of therapeutic techniques used, including equine therapy

Our services

Altrincham is widely regarded as being one of the leading mental health treatment centres in the country. Our multidisciplinary team is committed to upholding our reputation and providing exceptional care for all of your mental health concerns.

Our expert teams work together seamlessly to develop and deliver person-centred mental health treatment programmes, which are tailored to your needs. This approach equips you with the skills and coping mechanisms to improve your wellbeing, alleviate your symptoms and resume the fulfilling life you deserve.

We provide private outpatient mental health treatment for adults, as well as young people under the age of 18. Our outpatient eating disorder service consists of patients attending our site in Altrincham for weekly, face-to-face appointments, therapy sessions, or remotely via a media platform such as Zoom. We also offer appointments outside of working hours. These sessions can be flexible around your work and other commitments.

We are also able to offer diagnostic assessments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism.

At Priory Hospital Altrincham, our addiction treatment experts understand that struggling with a substance or behavioural addiction can have a destructive impact on your health, wellbeing and ability to function, as well as your work performance and relationships with others. As such, we're committed to delivering comprehensive residential treatment for a range of addictions, including alcohol, drugs and other addictive behaviours.

To do that, we offer a 28-day residential addiction treatment programme, which puts your recovery first. It includes:

  • Free, no-obligation addiction assessment
  • 7 to 10-day medically assisted detoxification for drug and alcohol addictions, if this is needed
  • Individual 1:1 therapy and a structured group therapy programme
  • A family and couples programme
  • Access to both on and off-site 12-step support groups
  • Free aftercare for 12 months following treatment
  • Free family support for 12 months following treatment

Our flexible and patient-centred addiction treatment programme at Altrincham is led by world-renowned experts in their field. Our team have extensive experience in supporting people from many walks of life, providing clinically effective treatment to help you get back on track.

At Priory Hospital Altrincham, we understand that during the first 12 months following treatment, it's likely that you'll need additional support as you progress in your early stages of recovery. That’s why we offer free aftercare for 12 months, once you've completed our full 28-day addiction treatment programme. Our aftercare programme consists of twice-weekly support groups, continuous networking assistance, talks and advice for patients, as well as weekly family support groups. In addition, you'll finish the addiction treatment programme with a tailored continuing care plan and we're dedicated to supporting you in your ongoing transition from hospital back to your day-to-day life.

Our free addiction assessment

We offer a free addiction assessment for you to discuss your challenges with one of our experts, supporting you to start your recovery. Speak to a specialist:

  • Face-to-face
  • Over the phone

At Priory Hospital Altrincham, we're also able to provide a specialist outpatient eating disorder treatment service for both adults and young people. We can provide support for people struggling with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder (BED), and other specified feeding or eating disorders (OSFED), also known as eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS).

We have specialist outpatient clinicians, who are experienced in assessing and managing eating disorders. Our team includes:

  • Consultant psychiatrists, who are able to prescribe medication if needed, and advise on health monitoring
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • Dietitians

The therapeutic approaches and disciplines that we use include:

  • Clinical psychology
  • Family therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Dietetics
  • Group therapy
  • 1:1 therapy
  • Family support group

We also run a 'nourish to flourish' project, where we follow up with our young people 6 months, 1 year and 2 years following discharge.

Autism assessments and diagnosis

Priory autism assessments explained

We are able to offer fast access private autism assessments for adults who are showing signs of autism. We can also assess children at our nearby Manchester Wellbeing Centre.

  • Assessments conducted by experts specifically trained in autism
  • Complete assessment route available from £1,950
  • Detailed and comprehensive outcome report provided
  • Discussion of next steps and additional support if required
  • No formal GP referral necessary

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Treatment options

Our flexible treatment programmes include outpatient therapy and day care, which are designed to fit around your existing commitments, as well as inpatient (residential) treatment, for people who need more intensive, ongoing support.

For more information on the treatment programmes we offer throughout our wider Priory network, including at Priory Hospital Altrincham, please click the links below:

At Altrincham, our experts have a wealth of experience in delivering a wide range of therapy services, including:

At Altrincham, our experts have a wealth of experience in delivering a wide range of therapy services. The below services are offered on an individual basis at the Priory Hospital Altrincham therapy hub:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Compassion focused therapy (CFT)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Interpersonal therapy (IPT)
  • Schema-focused therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Dynamic interpersonal therapy (DIT)
  • Counselling

As part of a group therapy programme, we also offer:

  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • CBT for bipolar disorder

There are a number of ways to access treatment with us, including:

  • Visiting your GP, who will be able to make a referral
  • Contacting Priory Hospital Altrincham directly

Our admissions team respond to all enquiries as promptly as possible, to ensure that people can be signposted to the best possible support, when they need it.

An initial phone call can help us to determine the most appropriate course of treatment for you, and may consist of:

  • An informal discussion about the services that we offer, and your individual needs
  • A more formal triage assessment by one of our senior clinicians, to determine the level of treatment that you need
  • The call may lead to a recommendation for a consultant assessment, outpatient, day care or inpatient treatment

For further information on how Priory Hospital Altrincham can help you to overcome your mental health challenges, call us today and our dedicated team will be able to advise on the next steps to receiving treatment. 


We also understand that improving patients’ general sense of wellbeing can help them in their recovery journey. That’s why we also provide a number of wellbeing activities, helping you to stay healthy in mind, body and spirit while you’re with us. These include:

Meditation and relaxation classes
Guided walks
Recreational quizzes and movie nights
Yoga, Tai Chi and Shiatsu classes
Art psychotherapy
Occupational therapy (OT)
Sleep hygiene and management


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Our psychiatrists and therapists at Altrincham in Manchester

At Priory Hospital Altrincham, our team of highly qualified psychiatrists and therapists are dedicated to providing exceptional care and personalised treatment plans for a range of conditions, including depression, anxiety, and addiction, ensuring the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Frequently asked questions

Discover some frequently asked questions about the services at Priory Hospital Altrincham.

How much does treatment cost at Priory Hospital Altrincham?

The cost of treatment at Priory can vary according to a number of factors. These include:

  • The condition you need treatment for
  • The length of treatment you need
  • Whether you’re receiving inpatient, day care our outpatient treatment

All of the private services that we offer at Priory Hospital Altrincham can be funded either by yourself (self-funding) or through private medical insurance.

We are a registered and approved provider for all of the UK’s leading private medical insurers, which include AvivaAXA HealthBupaCignaHealixVitality and WPA.

Whether you're looking to self-fund your treatment at Altrincham or access this through your private medical insurance policy, our specialist referrals team are on-hand to guide you through the whole process. You can also find more information on our fees and funding page.

How much does treatment cost at Priory Hospital Altrincham?

The following figures aim to give you an indication of the various treatment costs at Priory Hospital Altrincham.

Inpatient mental health treatment

  1. Our overnight bed fee is £1,149 per night. This includes:
    • Consultant fees
    • Additional fees for doctors, nursing, therapy, medication and pathology services
    • Hotel services

2. For people who need additional 1:1 nursing care, this is charged at £68 per hour

Detoxification and inpatient addiction treatment programme

  1. Our residential, 28-day addiction treatment programme costs £22,110. This includes the same elements delivered for inpatient mental health treatment, as well as detoxification, if this is needed
  2. The cost for detoxification treatment only, starts at £8,045.

Day care and outpatient treatment

  1. Our day care programme starts at £309 for a half day and £586 for a full day
  2. Outpatient 1:1 therapy costs £150 per hour
  3. Outpatient group therapy costs £120 per hour (DBT Group priced separately)
  4. Outpatient 1:1 sessions with a psychologist cost £170 per hour

What specialists work at Priory Hospital Altrincham?

Priory boasts a diverse team of practitioners. Committed to providing the best treatment to each and every one of our patients, they pride themselves on placing patients at the heart of the treatment journey. This approach ensures that you are allocated to the best expert for your needs and benefit from a tailored treatment programme.

Will I get my own bedroom?

Yes, if you receive inpatient treatment for any condition at Altrincham, you'll have your own en-suite bedroom. 

How does visiting work?

Visiting is allowed at all Priory hospitals, and this is something that your team of carers will put in place.

Visiting times can vary depending on your treatment plan, and whether you're undergoing our medically assisted detox programme. This is something staff will discuss with you prior to your visit.

From Monday to Friday, friends or family are welcome to visit the ward at certain times. When you're ready for someone to visit, you can confirm these times with your ward team.

On the weekends, therapy sessions and wellness activities are less frequent, which means that visiting times can be more flexible.

Children are allowed to visit, but we respectfully ask that they stay with an adult at all times. They can visit you in your private room, or there are options to book out therapy rooms outside of therapy hours. A member of staff will be able to assist you with those details when you arrive.

When are meal times?

At Priory Hospital Altrincham, there are set meal times.

These are:

  • Breakfast - 8am to 9am
  • Lunch - 12pm to 1pm
  • Dinner - 5pm to 6pm

All of your meals will be prepared for you by our team and you will receive a different menu to choose from each day.

We can cater for any dietary requirements or allergies; just tell a member of staff when you arrive and we can sort out everything else for you.

Are there any NHS services available at Priory Hospital Altrincham?

We offer inpatient child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) eating disorder and adult acute mental health treatment at Altrincham, both in partnership with the NHS.

NHS services become available when someone has a referral from their GP, a clinical commissioner or a hospital they may have had treatment from before.

What if I'm in crisis?

Priory’s customer service team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that people in crisis can be signposted to the best possible support, as quickly as possible. For immediate crisis support, they may direct you to your local NHS facilities. 

The specialist teams at our residential facilities can help to stabilise those in need of immediate assistance, including providing access to medically assisted detoxification for drug and alcohol addictions, where required.

How to find us

Our address is: Priory Hospital Altrincham, Rappax Road, Hale, WA15 0NU.

You can reach us:

By car

We are close to junction 6 of the M56 motorway. If you enter our postcode into a sat nav, this will bring you to us.

By bus

The numbers 283, 284, 762, 768, 88 bus lines stop near to Priory Hospital Altrincham. The nearest bus stop to us is Whitehouse Drive which is a 5-minute walk away.

By train

The closest train stations to us are Ashley, Hale and Altrincham on the Northern Line. All three are a short taxi ride away.

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Why Priory?

Care and quality

We provide treatment that adheres to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines.

Flexible payment options

We offer flexible payment options for patients, including inpatient, day care, and outpatient packages.

Expert clinicians

We work with world class clinicians who are experts in their fields.

Patient pathways

Our teams create seamless pathways to help when stepping down from inpatient care to day care and outpatient treatment.

What our patients say...

At Altrincham, the experience of the people we support is central to the delivery of our services, and the ongoing focus of our team.

would recommend our addiction service to a friend
of addiction patients feel the support offered has helped their recovery
of mental health service patients feel that staff are caring and supportive
of patients felt their privacy and dignity were respected

Private medical insurance

We are a registered and approved provider for all of the UK's leading private medical insurers. All of the services that we offer at Priory can be funded through private medical insurance. This includes:

  • Mental health treatment
  • Addiction treatment
  • Eating disorder treatment

All clients will have access to our highly skilled and accredited clinicians, many of whom are published experts in their fields of treatment. Whatever your requirements, we're committed to working with you to get your life back on track.

Registered and approved provider

We are a registered and approved provider for all of the UK's leading private medical insurers.

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