ABOUT UNITED SUMMIT CENTER
United Summit Center is a private, nonprofit behavioral health center that serves Harrison, Marion, Lewis, Taylor, Braxton, Doddridge, and Gilmer Counties in North Central West Virginia. The organization provides residential and outpatient services for adults struggling with mental health disorders and substance use disorder, and for children, outpatient services only. Also available are crisis services and DUI programming. The facility is headquartered on the western outskirts of the small city of Clarksburg, in rural northern West Virginia, though some services are provided off-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Residential services for substance abuse are provided from two facilities: John D. Good Recovery Center in Terra Alta and the Bob Mays Recovery Center in West Virginia, for women aged 18 to 24. At both facilities, treatment lasts up to three months and is based on the 12-Steps, addiction education for clients and their families, recovery and relapse-prevention planning, and a plan to live drug-free. If clients need further treatment after three months at one of these residential centers, they can be referred to a group home.
An intensive outpatient program (IOP) lasts six weeks, and involves participating in three three-hour sessions per week. The program includes education and frequent alcohol- and drug-testing. An early intervention program involves a two-hour educational session, once a week for six weeks. DUI classes meet for three hours a week, once a week, over a six-week period.
In addition, a crisis stabilization unit (CSU) welcomes those experiencing severe distress, whether from psychiatric symptoms or life stressors. CSU residents typically stay for between two and 10 days.
Children’s outpatient services consist of a liaison program and in-school behavioral health, which allows children to speak to a behavioral health professional during the course of their school day.
Services are provided by certified substance abuse counselors. The single alum polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the center five out of five stars for the level of support received from its staff.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The organization’s residential facility offers 16 beds each. There is currently no further information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings; however, the single alum polled by Best-rehabs.com to date, who attended the Bob Mays center, gave that facility five out of five stars for its cleanliness, accommodations, meals, and exercise and leisure offerings.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
“Bob Mays Recovery Center is absolutely wonderful,” was the appraisal of the only alum polled by Best-rehabs.com to date. “The staff is so caring.” The reviewer gave the facility five stars in almost all of the evaluated treatment metrics, including its holistic offerings and the overall quality of its individual and group counseling.
At the time of this writing, secondary review sites yielded mixed-to-negative feedback: a 2.6-star average rating based on five reviews on Facebook, and on Google, a two-star average rating based on six reviews.  “Worst place ever. Would not recommend going there,” C.F. wrote to Google, in one of three comments that accompanied these ratings. In other comments, one alum described a staff member as “extremely disrespectful,” and J.M. added, also on Google: “I’ve never seen a place so hard to get answers,or get ahold of someone that does have a answer!”
United Summit Center accepts Medicare, Medicaid, several private insurances, and private pay. According to the facility’s website, services are frequently provided for no fee or at a reduced price, for uninsured and underinsured clients who qualify for financial aid.
An individual therapy session costs $50, and group therapy costs $15 to $20.