Addiction Resource Guide



Valley Forge Medical Center & Hospital


General Hospital with Separate Chemical Dependency Rehab Unit

The Program
"In Its Own Words"

STATISTICS

Self Description:

"Valley Forge provides comprehensive, multi-level inpatient addiction treatment services for patients with concomitant medical and/or emotional problems."


Treatment Philosophy:

"Addiction is a chronic, progressive disease. It is treatable; and recovery is a realistic treatment objective for any patient willing to accept care."


Approach To Dual Diagnosis:

"Psychopharmocology and supportive counseling benefit the dual diagnosis population in treatment at Valley Forge."


Family Program:

"Whenever possible, and with patient consent, family members are allowed to participate in therapy and in education sessions."


Position On 12 Step Involvement:

"Self-help involvement is key to long term recovery; step work is an integral part of Valley Forge's addiction program."


Position on Confrontation:

"Confrontation is helpful but is only one approach in a multitude of treatment methods utilized by Valley Forge staff."


Additional Characteristics:

"The availablility of 24 hour physician coverage enables Valley Forge Medical Center & Hospital to give medical and psychiatric evaluation and treatment to all patients with complications."

GENERAL:

  • Number of Beds: 86
    Detox Available: Yes

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits: 1880
    Average Length of Stay 14-28 days
    Percent of Women 25%
    Percent under age 25 20%
    Percent with College Education: 20%
    Percent Covered by Public assistance 70%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification: 50%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: Yes
    Weekend Admission available: Yes
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: Yes


SPECIAL POPULATIONS:


Facility has separate program for:
  • Acute Care
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Spanish Speaking


  • Facility has special track for:
  • Relapse


  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution
  • Depression
  • Family
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Men
  • Professional Renewal/Training
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)
  • Women


  • PAYMENT INFORMATION:

    Self-pay Cost per month: $2450-$3850
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: Yes
    Medicare Coverage accepted: Yes
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: No

    LICENSING & ACCREDITATION:

    Licensed by: Pennsylvania Dept. of Health
    Type of License: Hospital/Non-Hospital
    Accredited by: JCAHO

    Contact Information:

    Admissions Telephone Number: (888) 539-8500
    General Information: (610) 539-8500
    Address: 1033 West Germantown Pike
    Norristown, PA 19403