The Tower Building houses the
residential mental health and drug and alcohol programs at GMC.
Girard Medical Center has a long history of providing drug and alcohol services
and is the site of the Commonwealths first organized
detoxification service. Currently,
GMC provides a full continuum of care has the distinction of being
the only provider in the Delaware Valley that holds every available
drug and alcohol license.
Residential and outpatient drug and alcohol services provided at GMC
A methadone maintenance program serving six hundred (600) patients. Methadone
substitution therapy is a treatment of last resort for opiate
dependent individuals who have not been successful with other types
of treatment. The
population served in this program is very chronic with high
incidences of HIV and TB.
A thirty-two (32) bed sub-acute
service program. This
program is the first and only program in the Commonwealth that
specializes in the provision of drug and alcohol services to the
Latino community. The
entire staff is bi-cultural and bilingual.
This thirty-one (31) bed sub-acute unit provides residential drug and alcohol
rehabilitation services to males who are referred to the program
through the City of Philadelphias criminal justice system.
and outpatient psychiatric services provided at GMC include:
Dual Diagnosis Residential Program
This is a sixteen (16)
bed sub-acute program that serves patients with chronic and
persistent mental illness and a history of substance abuse that
require a structured residential setting over an extended period of
time. The average
length of stay is nine (9) months and there is a wait list for entry
into the program.
Forensic Intensive Recovery Residence (DDFIRR)
A 25-bed, unlocked, residential facility that provides a
sheltered, stable environment in which male persons who are in the
Criminal Justice System and have concurrent chronic mental illness
and chemical dependence can begin a treatment program that will lead
to a healthier life. The program addresses the overall lifestyle problems of the
residents in addition to their illnesses and their relationship to
This twenty (20) bed
sub-acute program provides a structured, therapeutic, supervised,
short term residential setting to serve persons eighteen (18) years
of age or older who suffer from mental illness with or without
concurrent substance abuse, and do not need hospitalization but
require twenty-four (24) hour treatment for stabilization, crisis
intervention and therapy.
Health Outpatient Clinic
The psychiatric outpatient clinic provides individual therapy,
group therapy, partial hospitalization services and medical
management to adults. Many
patients are dually diagnosed and both their substance abuse and
psychiatric illnesses are addressed.
and Adolescent Outpatient Psychiatric Services
was developed for girls and boys under the age of 18 years, with
emotional disturbances and mental illness.
Services are offered by a multidisciplinary staff
including psychiatrists and psychologists who are bi-lingual and
bi-cultural and sensitive to all patient needs. GMC is one of the few providers in Philadelphia capable of
delivering these services. Information
can be obtained by calling 215-787-2196.
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