ABOUT GIRARD MEDICAL CENTER – GOLDMAN CLINIC
Located in the heart of North Philadelphia, the Girard Medical Center (GMC) provides inpatient and outpatient (OP) services to clients in the Philadelphia area. Dual diagnosis treatment and methadone-assisted detox services are available on site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The GMC offers three different rehabilitation programs. The 600-bed Goldman Clinic provides methadone-assisted detox to opiate-dependent individuals unsuccessful with other types of treatment.
The Latino Rehabiliation sub-acute program, hosting 32 beds, provides treatment to the Latino community in the area. The Forensic Rehabilitation Program provides drug and alcohol rehabilitation to male clients referred to the clinic through the City of Philadelphia’s criminal justice system.
Staff working at the Latino program are bi-cultural and bilingual. One reviewer polled by Best-rehabs.com mentioned some of the staff were also in recovery. Three reviewers polled by Best-rehabs.com to date rated staff’s level of experience and training 3.7 out of five stars.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
No information is available on the GMC’s accommodations. The reviewers polled by Best-rehabs.com rated the facility’s accommodations and amenities an average two out of five stars and its meals and nutrition 2.7 stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Two alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the facility poor ratings, rating it at most three out of five stars for its connectivity and its staff’s level of experience and training. The poorest rating of one star was given to Goldman Clinic’s affordability and cleanliness.
On Google, five reviewers to date rated GMC an average 1.8 out of five stars, with two mixed reviews and three negative. Reviewers wrote that management was slow, staff was unprofessional and unknowledgeable, and that the methadone treatment was administered poorly. Alum Bill wrote: “The person running the place does not believe in Methadone treatment for opiate dependency. What does this tell you?”
WHAT STAFF SAY
One employee polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave GMC average ratings, offering mostly three-star ratings in categories such as treatment of co-occurring disorders, family participation, and exercise and leisure options. Although they praised the facility for treating the inner city population, employee E.F. wrote that the facility had few options and activities for clients, and gave one-star ratings for holistic treatment options and connectivity during treatment.
GMC accepts private insurance. Bothand report that the facility also accepts state insurance.