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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 woman who inject drugs

 Pregnant women who use substances

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, Beal Counseling , Eagleville Hospital, Family Links, Firetree, Gateway, Gaudenzia, Impact Counseling , Mainline Pharmacy, Next Step Center,  Nulton Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Outside In, Peerstar,LLC., Pyramid, Roxbury, Sojourner House, Twin Lakes Center, Valley Forge Medical Center, and White Deer Run.


Confidential and Comprehensive

All SCA clients are screened, assessed, and referred to an appropriate treatment level of care within SCA guidelines. SCA monitors progress throughout the treatment process, coordinates discharges planning, and develops aftercare plans that optimize continued sobriety. The SCA case managers coordinate the delivery of health, substance use, mental health, and social services, by linking individuals with appropriate services to address specific needs.



Somerset Single County Authority for Drug and Alcohol staff meets with school districts SAP teams to provide consultation and assistance. The staff also conducts assessments  of the youth  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
-Outpatient treatment services can be the initial step toward recovery or it can be the next step in a recovery plan. The intensity and length of this program varies.

Detoxification and Inpatient

-Detoxification and Inpatient rehabilitation is provided for clients who need a 24-hour environment. This service is available to adults and adolescents for a varying lengths of times.

Halfway House Treatment

-Post rehabilitation recovery service that 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
-As required by the department of Drug and Alcohol, the SCA provides funding for medication-assisted treatment on an individual needed basis. 

Recovery Support Services & Certified Recovery Specialists

-Recovery Support Services (RSS) are non-clinical services that assist individuals and families to recover from substance use disorder. The SCA offers access to these services. Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) provide peer support services to individuals working towards their recovery from alcohol and/or drugs. A CRS is an advocate and can provide support in the community, treatment setting , emergency situations, as well as transportation.  RSS includes community based recovery activates that provide a safe and sober healthy alternative for those individuals in recovery. RSS also includes family support services.

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

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