Info below provided by Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc. For additional information & resources please visit bcdac.org.
HOW DO I ACCESS TREATMENT?
In response to the current guidelines of coronavirus (COVID-19), there have been some changes as to how treatment and services are accessed. The first step in accessing treatment is to have a drug and alcohol assessment to determine the type of treatment and recovery plan needed. Many of the assessments will occur via Telehealth. Staff at the assessment site will determine if emergent care needs – detox, psychiatric, prenatal – are necessary.
Aldie Foundation, Inc. – 215-345-8530
11 Welden Drive, Doylestown, PA 18901
Gaudenzia, Inc. – Lower Bucks – 267-405-6530
501 Bath Road, Bristol, PA 19007 (on the grounds of Lower Bucks Hospital)
24/7 Walk-In & Appointments
Penn Foundation, Inc. – 215-257-9999 or 1-800-245-7366
807 Lawn Avenue, Sellersville, PA 18960
SOAR Corp – 215-444-0808
655 Louis Drive, Warminster, PA 18974
If emergent care needs are determined, the qualified staff member will refer to the appropriate services. If an individual does not have any emergent care needs requiring immediate attention, a level of care assessment will take place at the assessment site. The level of care assessment will determine if treatment is recommended and what level of treatment is appropriate. The assessor is responsible for coordinating appropriate services.
Assessments are free of charge, with the exception of the person in DUI classes, who may be charged. Pregnant women will receive preferential treatment in all levels of care and throughout the drug and alcohol service continuum, which has immediate access to treatment.
If this is a medical or psychiatric emergency, please go to the nearest emergency department or crisis center.
Individuals identified below must be offered admission into recommended level of care immediately:
- Pregnant injection drug users
- Pregnant substance users
- Persons who inject drugs
- Overdose survivors
HOW DO I PAY FOR TREATMENT?
- Private Insurance – Call the number on the back of your insurance card listed under Mental Health/Substance Abuse/Behavioral Health.
- Medical Assistance – Call Magellan Health Services at 877-769-9784 or one of the agencies listed above.
- If your insurance denies treatment – Ask about Act 106 of 1989. Under most group insurance plans in Pennsylvania, you are entitled to certain alcohol and other drug treatment benefits. Act 106 requires most group health insurance policies drafted in the state of Pennsylvania – including HMOs and the Children’s Health Insurance Program – to include mandated minimum benefits for treatment of alcohol and drug addiction. All treatment services must be provided in a program licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health specifically to provide alcohol and other drug treatment.
- If you do not have insurance coverage – There may be County-funded treatment available. An assessment must take place with one of BCDAC, Inc.’s contracted providers. Call one of the agencies listed above.
If you have any questions, please call BCDAC, Inc. Approval of Care at 215-444-2730 and ask to speak to an AOC Care Manager.