Drug and alcohol treatment is available in Chester County regardless of insurance. Accessing the services will be dependent upon individual coverage.
If an individual does not have insurance, or has insurance without behavioral health coverage,please have them call one of the following agencies which is closest to them, for help (first step is an assessment):
- Gaudenzia (West Chester): 610-429-1414
- Gaudenzia (Coatesville): 610- 383-9600
- Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems (Kennett Square): 610-388-9225
- Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems (Phoenixville): 610-935-2290
- Mirmont Outpatient (Exton): 484-565-1130
If an individual does have insurance, including Medicaid, they should contact the number on the back of their insurance card to be directed to a treatment provider.
Drug and alcohol treatment assessments determine whether a person has a drug/alcohol problem and if so, what level of treatment would be most appropriate. Assessments can be conducted over the phone or in a face-to-face meeting.
Level of Care
Organized, non-residential treatment that includes group, individual and family counseling. This is appropriate for individuals who recognize a need for assistance and are willing and able to attend scheduled activities, able to maintain abstinence between sessions, and have a sufficiently supportive recovery environment. Less than 9 hours of services per week for adult and less than 6 hours per week of services for adolescents for recovery or motivational enhancement therapies and strategies.
Organized, non-residential treatment that includes individual, group, and family counseling. This provides more structured psychotherapy and client stability through increased periods of staff intervention. Individuals in this level of care may acknowledge a problem but minimize its impact and have a limited understanding of the process of recovery. Services are in a planned regimen of regularly scheduled sessions at least 9, but less than 20, hours per week.
Non-residential service that includes individual, group, and family counseling as well as ancillary life skills services. Individuals in this level of care have high levels of addiction symptoms and there is a high likelihood of use without close monitoring and structured support. Treatment services are provided for a minimum of 20 hours per week.
A live-in, work out environment that provides substance use treatment as well as the assistance in economic/social adjustment and the integration of life and recovery skills into daily life. Emphasizes protective and supportive elements of family living and encourages and provides opportunities for independent growth and responsible community living. Clients entering this environment must have already had another type of drug and alcohol treatment.
Detoxification is the process whereby a drug- or alcohol-intoxicated or dependent client is assisted through the period required to eliminate the presence of the intoxicating substance. This process also includes efforts to motivate and support the client to seek treatment after detox. Withdrawal management can occur in a medically managed or medically monitored setting depending on the existing medical needs of the individua
A service that includes 24-hour professionally directed evaluation, care, and treatment for clients with a substance use disorder (addiction) in acute distress. Clients' addiction symptomatology is demonstrated by moderate impairment of social, occupational, or school functioning. Rehabilitation is a key treatment goal. The length of stay in this level of care varies greatly and is based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, the individual’s progress through treatment, their recovery environment and support, other co-occurring diagnoses.
Treatment provides 24-hour medically directed evaluation, care, and treatment for addicted clients with coexisting biomedical, psychiatric and/or behavioral conditions. Facilities for such services may have nursing and medical care available to the individual 24 hours a day to other facilities that will have 24-hour onsite nursing, specialized medical and behavioral services and 24-hour access to physician care.
- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
- Narcotics Anonymous Meeting Schedule (NA)
- Marijuana Anonymous Meeting Locator (MA)
- Nar-Anon Family Groups
- Mar-Anon Family Groups
- Health and Human Services Agencies
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs