South Central Rehabilitation Center (SCRC)

South Central Rehabilitation Center (SCRC)


The South Central Rehabilitation Center (SCRC) is operated by Cornell Scott Hill Health Center, a community health center established by the New Haven community in collaboration with Yale Medical Center. SCRC provides inpatient and ambulatory detox services and outpatient care for individuals struggling with addiction, as well as mental health services and treatment for infectious diseases.

SCRC bills itself as a “pioneering model of integrated care,” meaning that it sets out to provide care for an interconnected set of medical problems: mental illness, substance use disorder, and diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, HIV, hepatitis C, and neurological illnesses.


Treatment uses the 12-Steps as well as individual and group therapy in a program built around evidence-based practices. The initial medical detox typically takes three to five days; outpatient programming runs longer, to suit the client’s individual needs. Methadone maintenance programs are available at the SCRC, too.

The center provides very little further information about its addiction treatment programs, however, the single individual polled by to date indicated that the program provided good treatment for co-occurring disorders and opportunities for family involvement.


The treatment team includes physicians, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, and nurses, on a team of 75 full- and part-time staff members whose clinical staff are trained to treat both substance use and co-occurring disorders. The single individual polled by to date gave SCRC four out of five stars for its staff’s level of training and experience.


The center is open 24/7, and the detox facility offers 29 beds. The single individual polled by to date gave SCRC four stars for its cleanliness and exercise/leisure offerings, and two stars for its accommodations and meals/nutrition.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY has not yet received any reviews directly from alumni of this facility, and secondary sites yielded mixed feedback at time of this writing: a one-star, a four-star, and a five-star rating on Google.[1] “I love you all, even if you had to wake me all night! You saved my life, you changed my life. The medical attention you give is amazing… Your care for everyone I met i dont think anyone can beat,” wrote five-star reviewer J.H. in the only piece of accompanying commentary.


The single loved one polled by to date would recommend treatment at SCRC. “Staff and doctors were very well qualified,” they wrote anonymously, also praising the center’s aftercare provisions. They gave SCRC five stars for its admin and discharge practices, four stars for its family participation, counseling options, and ability to treat co-occurring disorders, and three stars for its treatment effectiveness.


SCRC accepts Medicare, Medicaid (Title 19), HUSKY, Charter Oak, and most commercial insurance plans, and offers reduced rates for uninsured individuals. The single individual polled by to date gave the facility four stars for its affordability.


Reviews about South Central Rehabilitation Center (SCRC)

Was ok I guess but he terrible part is that they made me and four other people sit in the lobby sick as hell for almost 12 hours waiting to be admitted.... I was sick when I went there and spending 12 hours from six at night to six in the morning sick as hell in a lobby was hell... once you get In it’s not that bad
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  • Staff and doctors were very well qualified. Not located in the best area. Takes insurance and works with you after discharge to help maintain an outpatient treatment.