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If the person has private (commercial) insurance:
• To obtain an assessment you can either: -Call the toll free number for substance abuse services on the back of the insurance card (it may also be called “Behavioral Health” services). They will tell you where you can go for an assessment.
-You can also call a drug and alcohol treatment program directly – If you do ask:
-Do you accept my insurance?
-What does the program need from the insured in order to begin the referral process?
If the person has Veteran’s benefits:
Call the Veteran’s Administration and asks where someone can go to get an assessment and help for a drug and/or alcohol problem.Coatesville VA (610) 384-7711 Lebanon VA (717) 272-6621Philadelphia VA (800) 949-1001 Wilkes Barre VA (570) 824-3521
If the person does not have insurance orIf the person is covered by the Medical Assistance Managed Care Program (Healthchoices):
Call one of the following agencies for an assessment. People usually pick the one closest to where they live but can go to any one. The first session will be free. A fee for ongoing services may be determined using a sliding fee scale, based upon an individual’s income.
• Holcomb Associates, Inc., Kennett Square (610) 388-9225• Gaudenzia, Inc., Outpatient West Chester (610) 429-1414• Creative Health Services, Phoenixville (610) 933-1223• Gaudenzia, Inc., Coatesville (610) 383-9600• Center for Addictive Diseases (CAD), Exton (484) 565-1130
Depending on what the counselor recommends, the person might start treatment at that agency or be referred to another agency that has the type of treatment that is needed.
If you have access to a computer with an internet connection you can also find information at Chester County ReferWeb. This website has information about drug and alcohol and many other services.
For information on all licensed treatment providers in Chester County you can utilize the following website: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/about.htm