UPMC Altoona Specialized Counseling Services

UPMC Altoona Drug and Alcohol

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Description of ServiceProvide treatment services which may include emotional support, problem-solving assistance, information and guidance in a variety of counseling settings for individuals who are having difficulty in coping with a traumatic experience or a personal relationship or in making the adjustments that are required by their particular stage in life.
Geographical AreaBlair County; surrounding counties
Facility/ADA AccessYes for entrance to building, within building and restrooms.
Intake ProcedureWhat is the Access Center?The Access Center is the central point of contact for the Blair County MH/MR/D&A Program to arrange services for persons experiencing mental illness and/or drug or alcohol problems. The Access Center serves all persons receiving county funding, state Medical Assistance and those with private-pay insurance coverage for these services. It also serves as a free source of information and referral. What Does the Access Center Do? The Access Center is a telephone-managed center that offers confidential and easy access to the mental health services and drug and/or alcohol services that are offered by county contracted treatment providers. How Do I Get an Appointment for Treatment? The Access center does not treat persons, but will determine the type of services needed, and will link consumers with their choice of providers. Generally, triage staff of the Access Center will arrange an appointment for the consumer with the provider of choice at the time of contact. Anyone needing mental health or drug and alcohol services may call the Access Center at (814)889-2279 or (800) 540-4690. What Do I Need to Say When I Call? Please be prepared to offer a summary of the problem you or the person you are referring is experiencing. The Access Center staff member, who is clinically-trained, will determine the least restrictive, clinically appropriate level of treatment. The Access Center staff will ask you to choose the provider of that service and will make an appointment for you with that chosen provider. When you call, please have your insurance information along with demographic (age, gender, etc.) information available. For example, your insurance card or medical assistance card. Services are provided to all age groups and are available on a sliding scale based upon your ability to pay.
Hours of Operation 8:00AM-4:00PM, Monday through Friday
Contact Information
Contact's Name Mr. Mark Frederick
Contact's Position Access and Utilization Director
Contact's Phone 814-889-6717
Contact's Email mfrederick@altoonaregional.org
Physical Site Address 1 620 Howard Avenue
Physical Site Address 2 4F
Physical Site City, State, Zip Altoona, PA 16601
Main Phone 814-889-6717
Fax 814-889-7999
Web Address www.upmcaltoona.org
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: UPMC Altoona
Affiliated Program: UPMC Altoona Drug and Alcohol
This Service: UPMC Altoona Specialized Counseling Services
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Specialized Counseling Services (RP-1400.8000)
Substance Use Disorder Counseling (RX-8450.8000)