How Can I Get Help?


Deciding to get help with substance use disorder and/or Co-Occurring disorders is a major choice in your life. Actually making the decision to initiate help is a huge accomplishment. Although the initial stages of treatment may be difficult, our staff are here to walk with you and your family toward your path of recovery.

Here is a basic outline of our admissions process:

1. Find the Correct Level of Care

The first step in getting help is finding the correct level of care. The Genesis House has professional staff who are able to effectively assess and screen for substance use disorder and Co-Occurring disorders. A professional assessment is the best way to clinically assess the problem, determine the best level of care for you, and help determine what type of treatment and recovery services are best for you.

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2. Assessment

Before beginning any kind of outpatient counseling at Genesis House, the first step that you must take is assessment. We begin with a [Level of Treatment Assessment – hyperlink to page on level of treatment assessments] which will tell us where your therapy needs to begin. You may start at detoxification and then move to inpatient and finally to outpatient. You may also start at inpatient and move to outpatient, or sometimes directly to outpatient. Occasionally, after inpatient, a recovery house is recommended as a “step-down” level of care in conjunction with outpatient. That is the purpose of an assessment; it’s the way to determine the best path to recovery. Genesis House offers assessments, but assessments can be done by a variety of agencies. If you have private insurance or medical assistance, contact your provider as they can inform you of the agencies that are in-network. If you are still unsure, call us or your county’s Drug and Alcohol office.

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3. Finding Funding

Our intake specialist will assist you with finding funding for treatment. A number of funding options are outlined below, but you can always call one of our facilities and we’ll discuss these with you over the phone.

4. Attend Your Scheduled Assessment

Based on your Level of Treatment Assessment, you will begin Outpatient Counseling, Group Counseling, Intensive Outpatient Counseling or a combination of counseling types that could include couple’s counseling, family counseling or co-occurring disorder counseling. All outpatient counseling is performed at Genesis House, however, if you need detox or inpatient, our staff will help you select a provider that accepts your insurance and meets your needs.

Finding Funding

Finding funding may seem difficult but we can help you through the process. A number of funding options are outlined below, but you can always call one of our facilities and we’ll discuss these with you over the phone.

Healthchoices/Managed Care Organizations (MCO)

Counties in Pennsylvania administer their Medical Assistance (MA) funding through HealthChoices Organizations. If you are member of a HealthChoices provider, you will have a card that looks much like a medical insurance card. On your card, you will find a phone number to call for services/funding information.


Community Care Behavioral Health (CCBH)


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County Funding

Each county in Pennsylvania has a drug and alcohol office, which not only provides assessment services but also, provides funding to those who qualify.

Columbia/Mountour/Snyder Counties
Columbia Montour Snyder Union Drug and Alcohol Program
PO Box 219
Terrace Building State Hospital
Danville, PA 17815

Cumberland/Perry Counties
Cumberland Perry Drug and Alcohol Commission
Human Services Building
16 West High Street, Suite 302
Carlisle, PA 17013

Dauphin County
Dauphin County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services
1100 South Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104-2531

Lebanon County
Lebanon County Commission on Drug and Alcohol Abuse
220 East Lehman Street
Lebanon, PA 17046

Lycoming/Clinton Counties
Lycoming Clinton West Branch Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission
213 West Fourth St
Williamsport, PA

Northumberland County
Northumberland County BH/IDS
Human Senior & Social Services Building
217 North Center Street
Sunbury, PA 17801

Schuylkill County
Schuylkill County Drug and Alcohol
108 South Claude A Lord Boulevard
2nd Floor
Pottsville, PA 17901

York/Adams Counties
York Adams Drug and Alcohol Commission
100 West Market Street
Suite B04
York, PA 17401

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Private Insurance

Private health insurance policies cover substance use disorder and Co-Occuring disorder treatment. Typically, a company will contract with specific treatment providers although occasionally they will authorize payment to out of network facilities. Your insurance card will have a number to call for information.

Accepted Private Insurances

Magellan Health

Capital Blue Cross

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA)


Some people may not have private insurance coverage (or very limited coverage) and are not eligible for State or County funding. Genesis House provides treatment for those who need to pay out of pocket at a very competitive rate. Our goal is to make treatment as available as possible. All DUI and Professional Assessments are self pay.