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Staten Island University Hospital


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Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH), located on the North Shore of Staten Island, was founded in 1861 as Samuel R. Smith Infirmary, adopting its current name in the 1990s. Within its Center for The Prevention & Treatment of Chemical Dependency, Staten Island University Hospital offers medical detoxoutpatient treatment, including a methadone maintenance and a harm reduction program for local residents, as well as an inpatient program for addiction and co-occurring disorders.

Accommodations and Food

The 24-bed inpatient program is a floor above the detox unit in the hospital. It treats men and women in a clinical setting, so rooms are equipped with basic accommodations like hospital beds, TVs and en suite bathrooms. Rooms are shared and all meals are provided in the hospital cafeteria.

Treatment and Staff

If treatment begins with detox, clients remain in this unit for an three to six days. Staff members conduct bio-psycho-social assessments and utilize Motivational Interviewing (MI) to determine whether clients will continue on to treatment at SIUH’s inpatient or outpatient programs.

The residential program is 28 days. It is licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services and accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.  Days begin with an early breakfast followed by intensive individual and group therapy that uses evidence-based practices like CBT and DBT.  Group topics include relapse prevention, codependency and life skills. Clients are kept busy until dinner, after which they attend on-site 12-step meetings or enjoy free time.

SIUH also provides dual diagnosis support for chemical dependency and mental health needs. In addition to the array of counselors and techs for the inpatient program, the treatment team for clients with co-occurring disorders includes a medical doctor and registered nurses.

The SIUH team of medical and counseling staff members assist clients based on the criteria of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Most staff members are CASACs; many nurses are credentialed addiction nurses. The Medical Director of Chemical Dependency Services, Dr. Miguel Tirado, is credentialed by The American Society of Addiction Medicine.


Relatives may participate in family groups to work out the challenges they face living with loved ones with addiction issues and to prepare for aftercare. Since a goal of treatment at SIUH is to re-integrate clients with their families, communities and workplaces, a number of vocational education groups are available; including life management workshops, career exploration, resume writing, literacy and GED test preparation. Family groups and vocational education serve as part of the transition from the inpatient to the outpatient programs.

In Summary

Staten Island University Hospital’s residential program offers detox followed by medically-supervised inpatient treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders. Its commitment to enriching the lives of its graduates is clear through its numerous vocational and family groups. Staten Island University Hospital is dedicated to making sure clients have the tools they need to succeed in long-term recovery.

Staten Island University Hospital Location

475 Seaview Ave
Staten Island, NY 10305

Staten Island University Hospital Cost

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  1. I brought my 87 years old mother to the emergency room on the request of her primary doctory. Her white blood cell had a high count. We came to the hospital about 10:30 am. After 12 hour in a bed in the hallway. I was told by the supervising doctor that she was admitted, but they were waiting for a bed. At 11pm. I left my mother in the hallway in the bed of the emergency room. I went home to get sleep and returned at 5am. My mother was still in the hallway in the bed. She is incontance her bed was full of urine. I inquire with the nurse on duty . She was move to a nother section of the emergency room a more privet room. I went home and returned to the hospital at 11am. My mother was on a pad full of urine. I had to change her bedding myself. The sheet was wet the pad was wet. The aid complaint that she was there by her self. I asked for a gown and items to was her up there were no was cloths available. My mother was in a room where no one was attending to her. She was there for 27 hours in the emergency room. I told the doctor, Doctor Mandell that I wanted to take her home. I didn’t think she was being treated well. She explained that I had to wait until the care planners saw her. I was appalled. I went from nurse to doctor requesting that I wanted to get my mother out of this lonely, cold room. There wasn’t any thing in this room it was a white wall jail. I understand that the hospital was over crowded, it was no excuse to tourture my mother with dementia.

  2. Concerned citizen on

    His review is the Staten Island hospital detox.
    Everybody was nice it was just a very long way to sit across the street and for them to put me in the thousand-dollar ambulance to go across the street what a joke all the nurses and everybody in the detox unit or extra great the only problem I have is where the guy named Mike that’s an RN and he has to have the biggest mouth known to man he runs it like a Nazi camp all he does his create meetings about bullshit your best bet is to find a better detox and Staten Island Hospital unless you can deal with Mike’s foolishness good luck and stay clean

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