How We Can Help You

Our services are entirely voluntary — Our services are available for clients who do not have insurance, are eligible for medical assistance, or who do not have private medical insurance that covers substance abuse treatment. A sliding fee scale is used for clients who have an income but are currently unable to pay for the cost of treatment.

How to access services

Call for Service and Request Screening/Assessment

Client and/or outside referral source will call 814-445-1530 to schedule an appointment for an assessment/evaluation. Referral sources include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • local hospitals 

  • court system

  • county jail

  • Tableland 

  • CYS, etc.

Assessment Appointment Scheduled

Clients are scheduled for an appointment according to the following guidelines: “Emergent Care” and "Priority Population" which include the following:

Pregnant Women Who Inject Drugs

 Pregnant Substance Abusers

Persons Who Inject drugs

 Overdose survivors



Clients falling in those categories will be scheduled for an assessment within 48 hours. All other clients seeking outpatient levels of care services are scheduled within 7 working days or are given the earliest available appointment.

Assessment and SCA Funding for Treatment Services

Clients are offered appointments within the time frame standards and are seen at the office. Clients referred from an outside source can be seen at the County Jail and Hospital. Upon completion of the assessment clients will be assisted in completing the medical assistance paperwork to obtain MA insurance coverage.

Referral to a Treatment Facility

Once a client has completed and met all requirements for SCA funding, the client is referred to an SCA contracted treatment facility of their choice and a bed date is scheduled for the client at the time of their initial assessment. At this time, transportation is arranged to ensure that all barriers to treatment are addressed. 

To access treatment services during non-business hours, evenings and holidays, an Accessline line and staff are on-call, thereby providing 24-hour emergency care response for clients and hospitals. These after hour services can be accessed by calling 1-800-452-0218.

The providers that the Somerset SCA currently contracts with are:  

Allegiance Rehab, Alliance Medical Center, Another Way, Inc., Beal Counseling, Firetree, Davis Archway, Eagleville Hospital, Family Links, Gateway, Gaudenzia, Greenbriar, Highland House, Mainline Pharmacy, Nulton Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Outside In, Pyramid, Recovery Care, Roxbury, Sojourner House, Spirit Life, Teeth Challenge, Twin Lakes Center, Valley Forge Medical Center, Waddington, and White Deer Run.


Confidential and Comprehensive

While your addiction is our primary focus, we also analyze all aspects of your life, and provide Case Coordination Services. Case Coordination will facilitate the identification of services offered to and utilized by the individual. The goal of this service is to increase an individual’s level of self-sufficiency and therefore increase their health lifestyle to aid them in their recovery process. These services are based on the client’s needs in at least one (1) or more of the following areas:

Healthcare Coverage

Basic Needs

Physical Health

Emotional/Mental Health


Child Care

Legal Status


Life Skills





Responsible Care

Somerset Single County Authority for Drug and Alcohol staff meets with school districts SAP teams to provide consultation and assistance. The staff also conducts youth assessments to those who are at risk of alcohol and drug abuse, then coordinates referrals to treatment and other services.

The Prevention/ Education Department plans and coordinated speaking events, educational activities and disseminates informational materials aimed at reducing the impact and incidences of alcohol and other drug use/abuse.


Healthy Recovery

Outpatient Treatment Services
-The recovery plan for drug and alcohol related problems can be addressed on an outpatient basis. This approach can be an initial step in a recovery plan. The intensity of this program can vary depending on the level of care.


Recovery Support Services

Inpatient Treatment (Short & Long Term)
-Detoxification and inpatient rehabilitation is provided for clients who need a 24 hour environment. This service is available to adults and adolescents for varying lengths of time.

Halfway House Treatment
-Post rehabilitation recovery service provides a more structured setting than independent living. Along with continued recovery skills, other service such as life skills and job seeking skills are stressed.

Medication-Assisted Treatment
-SCA provides medication-assisted treatment on an individual needed basis

Have Insurance? Clients can call the following facilities for assessments or direct admissions:

*Beal Counseling 814-444-9696

* Cove Forge 1-800-873-2113

* Pyramid Healthcare 1-888-964-9996

* Twin Lakes Center 814-443-3639