In western Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Eagleville Hospital was first formed in 1909 as a treatment center for indigent individuals suffering from tuberculosis. Upon realizing that many sufferers were also alcoholics, the facility began specializing in treatment for substance abuse. Eagleville is also recognized for excellence in the treatment of co-occurring disorders, and offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient programs for adults. Set about 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia, Eagleville offers treatment solutions in a wooded suburban setting.
Accommodations and Food
Set on 70 acres, Eagleville is made up of several buildings, each containing smaller co-ed or gender-specific units. The entire facility houses 308 clients, with two to three in a room. As there is usually a wait list, there is no possibility of staying in a private room. The hospital contains a small gym and recreation room with TV. The furnishings are basic, and healthy meals are served in the cafeteria. Electronic devices including cell phones, laptops, iPods and cameras are not allowed. Clients should only bring clothing, non-alcoholic toiletries and change for the payphone and vending machines.
Treatment and Staff
Doctors, nurses and counselors support clients admitted to Eagleville who require detox. Treatment typically lasts four to seven days, after which clients are transferred to one of the hospital’s residential or outpatient programs.
Clients benefit from highly individualized treatment plans, which can include medication management. An acute co-occurring disorder unit is designated for adults with high-level mental disorders in addition to significant substance abuse issues. All clients participate in group therapy three times a day, individual therapy weekly and education. Counseling consists of education of emotional and behavioral conditions, goal setting, life skills and guidance through criminal justice and socioeconomic difficulties. Long-term treatment is not offered unless court ordered, with most clients not exceeding 14 days of inpatient care after detox. An aftercare plan is devised to meet the goals of the client upon discharge.
Eagleville also provides geriatric psychiatric treatment for clients over 55. It is a short-term program for acute sufferers, and aims to quickly return clients to their optimum level of functioning. Treatment includes psychiatric and physical assessment, 24-hour nursing and medical support, medication management, therapy and treatment planning.
For substance abusers who are unable to find adequate dual diagnosis support, Eagleville is just what they need. While the range of therapeutic modalities offered is limited, it has a great reputation and three group therapy sessions a day will certainly help stabilize clients and prepare them for the next stage of their recovery. With administrators who will work with insurance and sliding scale fees available, this facility is as affordable as it is credible.
Eagleville Hospital Location
100 Eagleville Road
Eagleville, PA 19403
Eagleville Hospital Cost
$14,000 (30 days). Reach Eagleville Hospital by phone at (800) 255-2019. Find Eagleville Hospital on Facebook
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