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Act 106 of 1989 requires all commercial group health plans, HMOs (Health Maintenance Organizations) and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to provide comprehensive treatment for alcohol and drug addictions. If an individual is encountering problems accessing their benefits, please follow the following link for a summary of ACT 106 of 1989 and who to contact: Act 106 Summary
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The first step to accessing treatment is to contact the White Deer Run Regional Support Center at Phone Number: 866-769-6822. The White Deer Run Regional Support Center is a free service available 24/7 that has qualified staff ready to assess an individual's situation. Staff will determine if emergent care needs are necessary (Detox, Psychiatric, Prenatal/Perinatal) and refer to those services. If detox is deemed to be necessary, a direct linkage to detox services is coordinated with a detox facility and transportation arranged.
If an individual does not have any emergent care needs requiring immediate attention, a referral for a level of care assessment will be coordinated by the White Deer Run Regional Support Center. 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. Level of care assessments are provided through local outpatient drug and alcohol providers in addition to the White Deer Run York Assessment Center, conveniently located in downtown York. Assessments are free of charge, with the exception of the DUI offender, who may be charged.
Pregnant women shall receive preferential treatment in all levels of care and throughout the drug and alcohol service continuum.
The York/Adams Drug and Alcohol Commission was established to financially assist individuals who would normally be unable to afford treatment. The Commission is dedicated to helping these individuals access appropriate treatment. The Commission works with the Department of Human Services along with treatment providers to ensure that treatment is affordable. Many times treatment may end up costing nothing to the individual.
The York/Adams Drug and Alcohol Commission assists with funding for Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization, Halfway House, Inpatient Rehab, and Inpatient Detox levels of care. The Commission helps to fund the appropriate level of care for individuals based upon need.