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1 Table of Contents Resource Phone List..1 Crisis Intervention.1 Hospitals, Police 1 Alcohol, Drug, and Substance Abuse....1 Treatment Providers..1 Community Support Service/Groups....1 Advocacy Groups/Community Involvement....2 Butler County 2005 Reference Guide Checklist Allegheny County 2005 Reference Guide Checklist.4 Information on Resources Available.5 Crisis Intervention. 5 Center for Community Resources Hospitals....5 Butler Memorial Hospital Butler Veterans Affairs Medical Center Police....5 Drug Tip Line Alcohol, Drug, and Substance Abuse....6 Treatment Providers Butler County D&A Program... 6 Butler Memorial Hospital-Butler Regional Recovery Program...6 Ellen O Brien Gaiser Addiction Center 8 Gateway Rehabilitation Center.9 Irene Stacy Addictive Behaviors Unit 10 Community Support Services and Groups AA, Al-Anon, Ala-teen Adolescent Intervention Education & Support Alive Again Support Network Bridge of Hope, Butler Recovery Project.. 12 Josh & Carrie s Place, Narcotics Anonymous, Parent s Support...12 Place of Refuge, Pressing On Ministries, Seeds Of Hope..13 The Shepherd s Place, Transitions High School Underage Alcohol & Other Drugs Education Program..14 Victory Group Advocacy/Community Involvement Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).15 Pro-A, Butler County Substance Abuse Community Task Force..15 Butler County Against Heroin, Reality Tour. 15 How to Access Drug And Alcohol Treatment Drug Testing Resources Levels of Treatment Act 106 Insurance Addiction What is it? Parent Education on Kids and Drugs Tips on How to Stop A Relapse Helpful Websites.. 24 Glossary of Terms Table of Contents: Drug Information and Facts..26 Drug Information & Facts Allegheny County Resource Reference Guide

2 RESOURCE PHONE LIST CRISIS INTERVENTION HOSPITALS POLICE Crisis Calls (mental-emotional-stress)... Toll Free Butler Memorial Hospital Emergency Room Butler V.A. Medical Center Drug Tip Line Butler City Police Butler Twp. Police Cranberry Twp. Police Buffalo Twp. Police Butler County State Police ALCOHOL, DRUG AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE Treatment Providers: Butler County Drug and Alcohol Program office hours: M-F 8:30-4:30 Butler Memorial Hospital Regional Recovery Program Family Services of Butler County office hours: M-R:8-8 F:8-3 Ellen O Brien Gaiser Addiction Center Inpatient Non-Hosp Rehab or Toll Free ext.2097 IOP/STOP, Enhanced IOP, OP, Prison services Gateway Rehabilitation Center GRC-1177 Rehabilitation Center Outpatient Offices Irene Stacy Addictions Behavior Unit Community Support Services/Groups: Adolescent & Intervention Education & Support Al-Anon, Al-Anon Cranberry, Ala-teen..Toll Free Alcoholics Anonymous Alive Again Support Network x Bridge of Hope Butler Recovery Project Josh and Carrie s Place Narcotics Anonymous 1

3 Pittsburgh Region Helpline Parents Support Group Place of Refuge Pressing on Ministries Seeds of Hope The Shepherd s Place Transitions High School Underage Alcohol and Other Drugs Education Program Victory Group ext. 22 Advocacy Groups: MADD Toll Free National Helpline Toll Free Pro A Community Involvement Groups: Butler County Substance Abuse Community Task Force Butler County Against Heroin Reality Tour

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5 INFORMATION ON RESOURCES AVAILABLE CRISIS INTERVENTION Center for Community Resources (CCR) CRISIS INTERVENTION 4

6 CRISIS INTERVENTION Center for Community Resources...Toll Free Sunnyview Circle Suite 131 Butler, PA Crisis Intervention- Center for Community Resources offers a toll free crisis intervention line available 24 hours a day 7 days a week, which offers support and referrals for crisis situations. HOSPITALS Butler Memorial Hospital Emergency Room Toll Free East Brady St. Butler, PA Butler Regional Recovery Program treats adult aged individuals 18 years of age and older. Services provided are hospital based inpatient detoxification and rehabilitation, outpatient services, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, outpatient assessment, once a week counseling, outpatient opiate detoxification and family intervention. Butler V.A. Medical Center New Castle Rd. Butler, PA Primary medical facility with Drug & Alcohol Unit with a mission to improve health, well-being and functional independence of veterans and others whom we serve through the provision of coordination of medical, rehabilitation, psycho-social, & vocational services. Serves veterans and their families. POLICE Drug Tip-Line: The Drug Tip-Line is a 24-hour tip line to report suspicious drug-related activities. Callers may remain anonymous or choose to leave their contact information to receive a return call. 5

7 ALCOHOL, DRUG, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE Treatment Providers: Butler County Drug and Alcohol Program West Diamond St. Butler, PA Initial Client Screenings- Basic information is gathered and an assessment is scheduled. Assessment-A face-to-face appointment during which the level of care need is determined, as well as the selection of the provider, the length of stay, aftercare, and referral to case management services. Information/Referral Services- Intensive Case Management- This level of information and referral service is for those individuals who present several needs and lack the skills to meet those needs. Length of stay for this level depends on the client s willingness to participate and/or the areas of need that are addressed and can be met. Resource Coordination- This level of information and referral service is for those individuals needing a one-time referral for a certain area of need or for those clients needing assistance only for a short period of time to attain their areas of need. Funding - Funding for treatment services is available to eligible individuals. The individual s case manager determines eligibility before a referral is made for treatment services, this will determine your opportunities for funding sources. Butler Memorial Hospital Butler Regional Recovery Program East Brady St Butler, PA Outpatient Services-Adult aged services (18 years of age and older) Assessment- Each person who enters our system of care undergoes a thorough assessment. The assessment ensures the patient s individual needs are addressed and that the individual is placed in the appropriate level of care. Outpatient Counseling- Provides weekly counseling either in an individual or group setting. These services usually treat individuals who are maintaining abstinence from mood altering chemicals and are focusing on preventing relapsing into old addictive behavior. This may include issues concerning co-dependency, unresolved abuse and/or dual diagnosis. Intensive Outpatient Evening Treatment (I.O.P)- For individuals who are still functioning in their jobs and family responsibilities, but struggle to remain abstinent from drugs and alcohol without structure and support are referred to our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). This program meets three times a week, three hours at a time, and is primarily group therapy. 6

8 Every other week family group therapy is offered to group members. This program also requires individuals to attend at least two AA/NA meetings a week. Offered in both the morning and evening. Partial Hospitalization- Partial Hospitalization is a day program for those who require close attention, but not full 24-hour inpatient care. The program runs for 2-4 weeks and meets for six hours a day, five days a week. Programs include educational lectures on chemical dependency and recovery, individual and group therapy sessions and discussion groups. There is a family day weekly to encourage family participation and support throughout the recovery process and participants are required to attend four NA/AA meetings a week. Enhanced Partial Hospitalization- A detoxification program for the opiate dependant client, integrated into Partial Hospitalization Program, that uses a number of support systems to assure a successful detoxification process from opiate dependency and at the same time begins the introduction to the recovery process of treatment and the basics of NA and AA. It requires extensive family support as a part of the detoxification. Family Intervention Program- Provides education, guidance and support to the family members of the chemically dependent. Through group, individual and/or family sessions, family members have an opportunity to learn appropriate ways to deal with their chemically dependent family members. The family intervention program is designed to help families develop intervention plans, coping strategies or build a supportive network with other families who struggle with chemical dependency. Inpatient Services-Adult Aged Services -Hospital Based Services Inpatient Detoxification- Inpatient detoxification is a medically supervised intensive treatment program that manages patient s physical withdrawal symptoms from alcohol and other drugs. Detoxification is offered as both an initial step toward rehabilitation, and as a separate emergency service. Inpatient Rehabilitation- Inpatient rehabilitation is a hospital-based rehabilitative program that includes intensive group and individual therapy, educational sessions, and a weekly family day. The length in which a person stays in treatment at this level varies and is determined by the level of care needed and by a review of the progress being made in the program. Dual-Diagnosis Treatment- In all services offered at Butler Regional Recovery Program, dual diagnoses treatment is offered for individuals whose recovery from chemical dependency is being compromised by their suffering from a psychiatric disorder. If this is apparent, a psychiatric evaluation will be arranged as well as follow-up medication check-ups. However, Butler Regional is a chemical dependency treatment program and not a mental health treatment program. This means the primary problem being addressed must be chemical dependency. 7

9 Ellen O Brien Gaiser Addiction Center Inpatient Treatment Program or Old Plank Rd Butler, PA Inpatient Non-Hospital Treatment- Combines rehabilitative and residential care in a home-like environment, through individualized client assessment and structured treatment. We utilize the 12 Step Program model for residential treatment. The length of stay is variable and depends on the individualized treatment plan. IOP/STOP Program, Enhanced IOP, OP, Prison services New Castle Road Building 19 Butler, PA Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)- Provides treatment for those individuals who function within a home environment, yet are unable to abstain from alcohol or other drugs. The evening designed program consists of 2, 3-hour groups and 1, 2 hour group (total 8 hours in a group setting) and 1, 1 hour individual session with a therapist weekly. Treatment length is 8 weeks for a total of 24 group sessions. Individuals are also required to provide documentation of attending AA/NA meetings weekly. S.T.O.P. Program (Substance Abuse Treatment Options for Perpetrators of Domestic Violence)- This program works in conjunction with the Intensive Outpatient Program and is specifically designed to offer treatment services to those domestic violence perpetrators (both male and female), who are currently addicted to, or who are abusing alcohol or other drugs. The evening designed program consists of two 3-hour groups and one 2 hour group (total 8 hours in a group setting) and a 1 hour individual session with a therapist weekly. Treatment length is 8 weeks for a total of 24 group sessions. Individuals are also required to provide documentation of attending AA/NA meetings weekly. Enhanced Intensive Outpatient Program-. This program specifically targets those individuals whose primary drug of choice is heroin and other opiates. A prolonged detoxification process over the program course length of 12 weeks will be offered while participating in this program. The detoxification medication used is Suboxone, which is prescribed and monitored by a licensed medical doctor. The client will spend 8 hours per week in a group setting along with a one-hour individual appointment. The program meets for a total of 36 groups. Outpatient treatment- Provides weekly counseling either in an individual or group setting. These services usually treat individuals who are maintaining abstinence from mood altering chemicals and are focusing on preventing relapsing into old addictive behavior. 8

10 Prison Counseling Program This service is designed for adult men and women who are incarcerated in the Butler County Jail. Alcohol and other drug intervention and education groups are provided. Day Treatment Community Program The purpose of Gaiser Addiction Center s Day Community Reporting Program is to provide an alcohol and other drug (AOD) intervention program to people who are on supervision of the courts in the community, that will enable them, address their relationship with addictive chemicals and to begin a process of recovery. Groups meet Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. G.A.I.N. Program (Gaiser Adolescent Intervention Network)- Intervention and education program model designed specifically for adolescents between the ages of 12 and 21 who are at risk for addiction to drugs and/or alcohol or who have been cited for underage possession, transportation, and/or consumption of alcohol or other drugs. Gateway Rehabilitation Center Outpatient Treatment Facility Route GRC-1177 Cranberry Twp., Gateway offers a full continuum of care for adults and adolescents in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. Assessments, admissions and transportation for all residential programs is available by calling the toll free number, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Outpatient Groups: Meet 1 time a week, 2 hours each meeting Women s Therapy Group: Group specifically designed for women in recovery. This group primarily focuses on women s issues in their journey through recovery, covering various related aspects such as self-worth, stress management, wellness, relationships, and coping skills. Early Education Group: This group is designed for people who are new in recovery and have no (or limited) prior treatment experience. This group is an education based therapy group that focuses on various topics, such as the disease concept of addiction, early recovery education, and coping skills. Relapse Prevention Group: This group is for people who are currently in recovery, or have gone through recent higher levels of care. This is a therapy group that primarily focuses on preventing relapse, coping skills, and any relevant topics related to ongoing recovery. Intensive Outpatient Programs: Meet 3 times a week, 3 hours each meeting. Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program: This program is designed for adolescents who have a problem with drugs or alcohol. The group focuses on early education, relapse prevention, coping skills, a focus on school related topics. Family therapy is also incorporated as part of this program weekly. This program emphasizes a 12 step recovery. 9

11 Adult Intensive Outpatient Program: This program focuses on adults who have a problem with drugs or alcohol, which emphasizes a 12 step recovery. This program focuses on the disease concept of addiction, early recovery skills, relapse prevention, coping skills, and any other related topics. Family therapy is held weekly as a regular part of this program. Irene Stacy Addictive Behaviors Unit Hillvue Dr. Toll Free Butler, PA (TDD) Assessment- The initial appointment reviews an individual s history and current level of functioning. A recommended level of care is then determined. This aids in the development of individualized treatment goals. Adult and Adolescent Outpatient Treatment- This provides individual and group counseling to individuals who do not meet criteria for a higher level of care. Services are available to adolescents as well as adults. Individuals participating in outpatient treatment may access psychiatric services if necessary. Adult and Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Treatment- This group program is designed to assist those individuals who have difficulty maintaining abstinence and do not meet criteria for a higher level of care. Groups meet three (3) hours per day, three (3) days per week for a period of eight (8) weeks. This group focuses on developing the skills and insight necessary to establish and maintain sobriety. At the successful completions of the program, clients will participate in outpatient treatment to focus on additional relapse prevention techniques. Individuals participating in Intensive Outpatient Treatment may access psychiatric services if necessary. 10

12 Community Support Services and Groups: Adolescent Intervention Education & Support Grace Youth & Family Foundation 100 Center Ave. Butler, PA The Adolescent Intervention Education & Support (AIES) program was established to provide education and prevention support for adolescents struggling with issues related to drug and alcohol use. The program is an open invitation for ninth through twelfth grade age youth. AIES includes a well defined and structured program rotating on a 16 week schedule. Al-Anon, Al-Anon Cranberry, Ala-teen. Toll Free Cranberry Al-Anon Toll Free Information on Meetings and Times. Toll Free 888-4AL-ANON Call Monday through Friday, 8am-6pm Al-Anon and Ala-teen are designed to help family and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Ala-teen is composed of young Al-Anon members (primarily, but not exclusively teenagers), whose lives have been affected by someone else s drinking. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Butler, Carbon Center, Cabot, Chicora, East Brady, Saxonburg, West Sunbury Grove City, Slippery Rock, Sharon Cranberry Twp., Bakerstown, Evans City, Mars, Gibsonia, Warrendale, Zelienople Ford City, Kittanning, Rural Valley AA is a voluntary, worldwide group of men and women who meet together to attain and maintain sobriety. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop drinking. Anyone may attend an open meeting, whether that person is an alcoholic or not, but closed meetings are for alcoholics only. Times and days of AA meetings are available through the numbers provided Alive Again Support Network x North Way Worship Center, second floor Community Room Perry Hwy. Wexford, PA Alive Again is a fellowship of people who are afflicted with addictions an compulsive behaviors. Alive Again also supports family members who love or live with people suffering from these issues. Alive Again is based on the healing power of Jesus Christ as the Higher Power. The group meets Tuesdays at 7pm. 11

13 Bridge to Hope Babcock Blvd Pittsburgh, PA Bridge to Hope is a weekly family support group program for families of substance abusers. This group meets Wednesdays for a two-hour meeting from 7-9pm at UPMC Passavant hospital in the Donor Hall Conference Room. For more information call Gene Wagner at (412) Butler Recovery Project North Elm Street Butler, PA The Butler Recovery Project is an early recovering support program designed for the year old individual who is in treatment for chemical dependency and in need of a drug free, safe, environment to help them remain clean and sober. It is not treatment but instead an adjunct to treatment. It is not a Drop-In-Center; all members must be referred by the treatment program in which they are clients. The overall goal is to increase the success of the young early recovering individual in maintaining their abstinence from drugs and alcohol and establishing a health recovering lifestyle. The projects environment supports and fosters recovery behavior and helps young recovering addicts build social skills and confidence needed to make recovery an integrated part of their lives. Josh & Carrie s Place Josh & Carrie Place has a vision for the Butler community to embrace recovery, so that people in need of recovery can get it, people in recovery can give it back, and the community is enriched by the contributions of people in long-term recovery. For more information contact Pete Connor at the at or Narcotics Anonymous Narcotics Anonymous is a voluntary nonprofit fellowship for those who are recovering drug addicts. The only requirement for this program is that one has a desire to stop using drugs. This group meets weekly at various locations and times listed above. Parents Support Group Butler Memorial Hospital Phillips Hall 3S To support and educate parents who know or suspect their son or daughter is using heroin. This group meets Mondays at 6:00 PM. For more information contact Ann at

14 Place of Refuge N. Pittsburgh St. Zelienople, PA Place of Refuge is a Christ-centered ministry to those in active addiction or recovery, and the friends and families of those in active addiction, or recovery, which meets at the Harmony Zelienople United Methodist Church on Mondays from 7-8 pm. Pressing On Ministries E. Brady Street Butler, PA Pressing on Ministries is a Christ-centered outreach support group that helps men and women get over their substance abuse issues, and help them to become an asset to their families and society. This group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays from 7-9 pm. Monday, Wednesday and Friday daytime appointments can be made. Ask for or send s to Dan Smith at for more information. Seeds of Hope East North Street Butler, PA Seeds of Hope is a Christ-centered recovery group that offers both encouragement and hope to the addict and their families, with a goal to provide a non-threatening environment of mutual accountability. This recovery group meets Thursdays from 7-8 pm in Butler at the corner of North & McKean Streets. For more information call Bill Gumpper. The Shepherd s Place Winfield Road Cabot, PA The Shepherd s Place is a ministry of hope for those challenged by addiction, as well as their family and friends. It is a religious based support group where the main objective is to reach individuals or families with alcohol and drug afflictions with the love of God. Meetings are held Sundays at 7:00 pm, which are designed for addicts, family and friends. Transitions High School (THS) Grace Youth & Family Foundation 100 Center Ave. Butler, PA THS is an alternative education program dedicated to serving high school students who are in early recovery from substance abuse. It is designed for those who desire a drug free environment void of old drug using influences. It serves male and female students in 9 th to 12 th grades. 13

15 Underage Alcohol & Other Drugs Education Program Grace Youth & Family Foundation 100 Center Ave. Butler, PA The Underage Alcohol & Other Drugs Education Program (UAODEP) was developed to make a life changing impact on the lives of youth and/or young adults though 12 hours of educational instruction concerning underage consumption of alcohol and the use of other drugs. Any youth and/or young adults under the age of 21 are welcome to enroll. Each program series consists of a three hour class one night a week for four consecutive weeks. Classes are scheduled as needed throughout the year and are held in three different locations in Butler County. Victory Group ext Mystic Pine Trail Cranberry Twp., PA The Victory Group is a ministry of hope for those who are challenged by addiction, as well as their family and friends. Some support groups include: women s co-dependency support groups, young adult support groups and support groups geared specifically for friends and family members of addicts. This group meets once a week on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm at the Victory Christian Fellowship in Cranberry Township. 14

16 Advocacy/Community Involvement Groups: MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving Butler County MADD site National Helpline. Toll Free Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime, and prevent underage drinking. It is a crime victim s organization that advocates for victims, educates on alcohol consumption and driving under the influence, as well as activism on national and state legislation. Pro-A North Progress Avenue, Suite B Harrisburg, PA Provides on-going support for members as they advocate for those affected by the disease of alcoholism and/or drug addiction. Pro-A supports and enables their members to advocate, through a partnership. This partnership provides the member with a strong advocacy network. Butler County Substance Abuse Community Task Force A collaborating community wide effort to become and stay aware of various issues surrounding drug use in Butler County. A meeting is held once a month to touch on issues that are present in the county. Butler County Against Heroin A community based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating and strengthening the capacity for our community members and organizations to build a safe, healthy and drug free community for our children. The goal of this organization is to engage citizens and organizations to become more involved in the drug prevention and treatment movement. Reality Tour An innovative drug and prevention and awareness program that takes you into the life of a teen on heroin. The experience is appropriate for ages 10 and up when accompanied by a parent. The dramatic portrayal of a teen on heroin from arrest to imprisonment to overdose and death is what too many families have experienced in real life. Programs are held at numerous areas throughout the county. 15

17 How to Access Drug and Alcohol Treatment - If the person needing treatment has private insurance such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield, UPMC, Aetna, or any other: -Flip the insurance card over and call the toll free phone number for Behavioral Services to access and/or provide drug and alcohol treatment, OR -Take the person needing treatment to the Butler Memorial Hospital or any other emergency care unit, OR -Call Crisis Intervention for immediate assistance at If the person needing treatment has a Medical Card through the state, such as Gateway, UPMC4U, or Unison: -Flip the insurance card over and call the phone number for Behavioral Services ( ) to access a provider near you who can access and/or provide drug and alcohol treatment, OR -Take the person needing treatment to the Butler Memorial Hospital or any other emergency care unit, OR -If between the hours of 8:30am-4:30 pm Monday through Friday, call the Butler County Drug and Alcohol Program at , OR -Call local Crisis Intervention for immediate assistance at If the person needing treatment has no insurance: -If between the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm Monday through Friday, call the Butler County Drug and Alcohol Program at , OR -Take the person needing treatment to the Butler Memorial Hospital or any other emergency care unit, OR -Call local Crisis Intervention for immediate assistance at If the person needing treatment is a veteran: -Contact the Center for Behavioral Healthcare at the VA hospital in Butler at

18 Drug Testing Resources Drug Testing Grace Youth and Family Services The Net Outreach 100 Center Ave. Butler, PA Free testing and consultation. No limit. Urine testing is witnessed. Butler Memorial Hospital...(lab number) E. Brady St. Butler, PA Uses both urine and blood testing. It is witnessed. Paid through insurance, or at a low cost. Most Primary Care Physician s can do blood and/or urine testing. Assessment and Drug Testing Irene Stacy Community Mental Health Center x Hillvue Dr. Butler, PA Drug and Alcohol evaluation and urine test follow evaluation. Urine test not witnessed. Gateway Rehabilitation Route 228 Cranberry Twp., PA Drug and Alcohol evaluation and urine test. Home Testing Kits Drug Away Golden City Road Saxonbrug, PA Contact: Ralph Toward Urine testing at home. There are several panel tests. Can also use alcohol breathalyzer tests. Most drug stores have take home tests at the Pharmacy. 17

19 Levels of Treatment Detoxification- A process in which a drug or alcohol is removed from the body. This process usually takes place in an inpatient setting. Inpatient Rehabilitation- An inpatient health care facility that provides 24-hour direct evaluation, care, and treatment. Halfway House- A longer-term community-based residential treatment facility that provides opportunity for independent growth and responsible community living. Partial Hospitalization- An outpatient based treatment conducted at an outpatient facility consisting of regularly scheduled sessions at least 3-5 days per week, for a minimum of 10 hours per week. Intensive Outpatient- An outpatient based treatment conducted at an outpatient facility consisting of regularly scheduled treatment sessions at least 3 days per week for at least 5 hours, but no less than 9 hours per week. Outpatient- Treatment services conducted at an outpatient facility consisting of regularly scheduled treatment sessions for at most 5 hours per week. 18

20 Act 106- Insurance Coverage Act 106 of 1989 (Insurance Coverage for Addiction Treatment) states that all group health plans in Pennsylvania, including insurance and health maintenance organizations are required by law (Act 106) to provide coverage for the treatment of alcohol and drug addictions. The mandated minimum benefits must include - Up to 7 days of detoxification per year- 28 days per lifetime (hospital or non-hospital residential detoxification) - Minimum of 30 days rehabilitation per year- 90 days per lifetime (nonhospital residential) - Minimum of 30 units of outpatient/partial hospitalization per year- 120 units per lifetime (outpatient/partial hospitalization). All services must be provided in facilities licensed by the Department of Health and specifically to provide alcohol and other drug addiction treatment services. If your health insurance provider has denied you coverage, you can send a description of the denial to: Deb Beck 3820 Club Drive Harrisburg, PA (Fax) Keep your complaints simple! Be sure to include name, address, phone numbers, and insurance information in each complaint. 19

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