ABOUT UHS BINGHAMTON GENERAL HOSPITAL
Located in Binghamton, N.Y., UHS Binghamton General Hospital is a large 220-bed hospital that provides 24-hour emergency care and other regional programs, such as a behavioral health program and a substance abuse treatment service. UHS Binghamton General Hospital offers outpatient, intensive outpatient (IOP), and partial hospitalization programming (PHP). Substance abuse treatment is available for both men and women of all age groups including adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients. Medical detox services are not available on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at UHS Binghamton General Hospital starts with a confidential assessment to determine the appropriate level of care for each client. The assessment is conducted by trained and credentialed medical staff, and can be used for referrals to other programs as needed. Assessments are completed through appointments, and the facility provides an appointment management service. If needed, 24-hour emergency services and crisis intervention services are available to stabilize patients psychologically and physically. This does not include medically managed detox services.
The New Horizons program is UHS Binghamton General Hospital’s substance abuse treatment program. New Horizons provides treatment through outpatient services. This allows clients to continue their daily lives while seeking treatment.
Treatment includes family participation through community education programs, family and employer intervention programs, and relapse prevention services. The intensive outpatient program (IOP) is available in morning or evening sessions for three hours per session, four days per week. Most clients participate in this program for four weeks.
The dual disorders program lasts two hours per day, four days per week. It is also an intensive outpatient program (IOP) that provides treatment for co-occurring disorders.
There are many different specialized groups to address the needs of all clients. This includes a women’s, geriatric, recovery management, codependency, criminal justice, young adult, beginner’s, and adolescent services.
All outpatient programs end withthat may include participation in an intensive step-down program, aftercare planning, and individual counseling. These services are offered in conjunction with outpatient services to promote a smooth transition to a sober living lifestyle.
The treatment team for UHS Binghamton General Hospital’s New Horizon program includes board certified addiction counseling specialists, physicians, psychologists, nurses. Social workers and other group leadership personnel are also on site to lead various services. Feedback from the two individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing is mixed regarding the skill level of UHS Binghamton General Hospital’s staff. One reviewer gave a three out of five star rating and the other gave a five out of five star review.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Although the UHS Binghamton General Hospital’s website provides very little information about the facility’s accommodations, the substance abuse and behavioral health programs are a part of the hospital, so treatment takes place in a clinical hospital setting. No living or extended stay facilities are available as residential programs are not available. Both individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the facility four out of five stars for accommodations and amenities, and a four- and a five-star review for cleanliness.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, Best-rehabs.com has not received any reviews for UHS Binghamton General Hospital.
On Facebook, the hospital a whole (vs. the Addiction & Chemical Dependency treatment in particular) received 3.6 out of five stars from 172 reviews to date.  Many reviews praise the staff members, such as Kristin who wrote: “The nurses,doctor,and reception were wonderful. Very nice and trying to please,even when they were extremely busy.” However, some of the reviews on Facebook were less than happy the facility was part of the hospital.
On Google, the hospital earned 3.2 out of five stars from 24 reviews to date.  While no reviews indicated opinions on the Addiction & Chemical Dependency treatment, commentary on the quality of the accommodations was poor: “Paint chipping off the walls, walls with holes in the just very very gross.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At the time of this writing, two loved ones have submitted reviews about this facility to Best-rehabs.com, and they were fairly positive.
Both loved ones agreed that certain aspects of the program were effective, giving four out of five stars or higher for accommodations, meals, family participation and cleanliness. Both loved ones gave relatively lower ratings of three stars or lower for its holistic offerings and leisure options.
Both loved ones note that the program has been effective for their loved ones, giving three- and five-star reviews for treatment effectiveness. One anonymous loved one echoed Facebook users regarding the building itself, noting that it’s “Not the nicest place It’s inside a hospital not a separate area.”
UHS Binghamton General Hospital accepts private health insurance plans for substance abuse treatment. It is unclear of public insurance like Medicare and Medicaid are accepted. Self-pay is also not identified as a possible option.