ABOUT UHS DELAWARE VALLEY HOSPITAL ADDICTION TREATMENT PROGRAMS
United Health Services (UHS) is a regional healthcare system with over 60 locations in south central New York, including a chemical dependency treatment center and general hospital in Binghamtown. One of these locations, UHS Delaware Valley Hospital, is a medical hospital in the rural town of Walton. As part of the myriad of services offered, the clinic operates an inpatient unit for treating alcohol and drug addictions. The UHS network also offers outpatient Suboxone treatment at a primary care center in Walton.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon arrival in the unit, clients complete a medical assessment with the Medical Director. Substance abuse counselors then work with each client to create a tailored treatment plan. The length of stay at UHS Delaware varies based on individual needs.
Treatment involves daily informational lectures, group and individual therapy, nutrition counseling, on-site 12-step meetings, and recreational therapy, in addition to family support and education. Clients also learn relaxation techniques, stress management, and relapse prevention. Continuing care plans are developed with each client and referral agencies before discharge.
UHS offers nicotine consultation services for those interested in quitting smoking as well.
Treatment staff in the addiction unit include credential alcoholism and substance abuse counselors, physicians, registered nurses, and certified dietitians. The sole individual polled by Best-rehabs.com to date on the staff’s level of training and experience, an alum, rated it four out of five stars; the other alum to provide feedback, however, noted in her commentary that she thought the counselors were inexperienced.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
UHS Delaware does not offer information on its accommodations and related offerings at the time of this writing, but clients can expect a clinical setting. Two alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com rated the accommodations four and five out of five stars and its meals and nutrition five stars each. One rated its cleanliness five stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The two alumni surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing offered mixed feedback. Alum M. gave five out of five stars for the program’s meals, 12-step basis, and family participation. She wrote: “Good food good recreation activities.” She also indicated that treatment is not faith-based or suitable for treating co-occurring disorders and lacks holistic options.
Alum J.S. rated the facility five out of five stars for its treatment effectiveness, its meals and nutrition, and its accommodations, writing: “this facility is amazing. it is what you make of it, so use the counselors and listen in groups and at meetings. I wouldn’t have traded my treatment for anything in this world.” On CiteHealth, an additional alum rated the facility three out of five stars to date and wrote that the facility lacked adequate client monitoring.
The substance abuse unit accepts most insurance plans, including Medicaid, Medicare, and Family Health Plus, as well as patient self-pay. The hospital also works closely with managed care organizations.