The heart of the WDR philosophy is our commitment to personalized care delivered in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. Our goal is to help each patient to develop the skills and strategies that will allow them to live a full and rewarding life, free from the chains of chemical dependency.
ABOUT WHITE DEER RUN OF YORK
White Deer Run of York, one of several White Deer Run centers in Pennsylvania, is a residential drug and alcohol rehab facility for adult men and women. Operated by CRC Health, one of the nation’s largest providers of rehab and behavioral health services, this facility offers on-site supervised medical detox, residential programming, and treatment designed to addressthrough two facilities.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission, adults receive a comprehensive psychological and medical evaluation and have access to 24-hour medical supervision during their stay. Residential treatment typically lasts 18 days, yet length of stay ultimately depends on a client’s specific needs. Residents begin at the Davies Drive location for detox and then transfer to the Mt. Zion location for the rest of treatment.
Each week, clients attend one-on-one meetings, group sessions, and family therapy as they work through their underlying problems under the lenses of evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and motivational enhancement therapy (MET). Other program components include 12-step work, medication management, recreational therapy, educational classes, relapse prevention sessions, and morning lectures.
, another core part of the program, provides clients with personally tailored continuing care plans prior to graduation. For some, this may entail transitioning into either outpatient or intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment, available at other White Deer Run facilities throughout the state.
The treatment staff at White Deer Run of York includes physicians certified in addiction medicine, counselors, therapists, and other experienced behavioral healthcare professionals.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
At the time of this writing, the facility does not detail its living conditions or amenities.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
White Deer Run of York’s facility received mostly positive reviews from a group of 12 alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com to date. From the nine alumni polled on this metric, treatment effectiveness averaged 4.1 out of five stars.
On the positive end, former clients referred to the staff as “genuinely caring,” “supportive,” and “knowledgeable,” while some even credited the facility with saving their lives. “If an individual is REALLY serious and TOTALLY committed to getting better and receiving treatment, this facility is also committed and serious about the treatment and care for its patients that do. I did not want to leave,” one anonymous alum commented.
Another anonymous alum highlighted the facility’s capacity for accommodating special needs such as lactose intolerance, yet another disagreed: “They did not individually tend to the needs.”
Despite these positive trends, K.E. claimed the facility has a staff “that don’t have a clue,” reflecting the statement made by another anonymous former client: “counselors didn’t seem to know what they were doing most of the time… It is not set up for anyone with mental issues. It is a place to recover physically for 30 or so days, but the treatment is left up to the clients in terms of finding value.”
In a more balanced report, T.L.S. told Best-rehabs.com: “Program worked for me, but didn’t supply amount of counseling promised.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
As of this writing, a group of seven loved ones shared mostly negative feedback with Best-rehabs.com. K.L.D., whose parent attended the facility, described the facility as a “neat, up to date, clean place with extremely caring and supportive staff.”
Yet other reviewers considered treatment incomplete, as one wrote: “Too easily release patient without making much of an effort to help her understand her need to continue in the program.” Likewise, another anonymous loved one who visited her niece in treatment shared their disappointment with Best-rehabs.com: “there was never much staff around. Additionally, there was an incredible amount of unsupervised interaction between males & females…I’ve been in recovery for 15 plus years, and I know that this facility did not have the resources to be effective.”
Additionally, in a reflective review, parent Bonnie who claimed her son overdosed shortly after being released wrote: “He didn’t have one on one attention at all. I was told his counselor was out a lot during his stay. It’s a revolving door–I honestly think they want to see the patients come back.”
White Deer Run of York accepts Medicaid and Medicare as well as Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, ValueOptions, and other major health insurance companies.