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Areas of Specialization
Medical Detoxification, Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
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ABOUT EAGLEVILLE HOSPITAL IN EAGLEVILLE, PA
Eagleville Hospital, located in Eagleville, Pa., offers detoxification and residential treatment to adults ages 18 and older who are struggling with addiction. Eagleville Hospital is a non-profit organization located on 40 wooded acres in the Philadelphia suburbs. The facility has been in existence for more than 100 years, and hosted the first Narcotic Anonymous meeting on the East Coast in 1969.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To be admitted, clients may call the facility’s admissions line 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Admissions priority is given to pregnant injection drug users, pregnant substance users, injection drug users, overdose survivors, and veterans.
Eagleville Hospital’s treatment program uses 12-step programming along with evidence-based practices such as motivational interviewing (MI), Thinking For a Change, interactive journaling, trauma informed care, transtheoretical model of change, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
Throughout treatment, clients participate in individual and group therapy, personal development activities, educational seminars, G.E.D. test preparation classes, and 12-step meetings. Eagleville also offers medication assisted treatment (MAT) and dual diagnosis treatment for clients who need it. Detoxification treatment lasts five days on average and is usually followed by residential treatment.
The facility offers unique treatments and therapy including yoga, meditation, art therapy, recreational therapy, music group, and the opportunity to tend plants in the Eagleville greenhouse. Although the facility does not have a formal aftercare program, clients who have successfully completed treatment are invited to join the facility’s alumni association, Friends of Eagleville.
The treatment team at Eagleville Hospital includes psychiatrists, medical doctors, advanced practice professionals, psychologists, nurses, master's level clinicians, social workers, and case managers. The facility also employs individuals who are in recovery themselves, and trains them as recovery specialists.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Eagleville Hospital offers 305 beds for male and female adults. Clients at this facility are not allowed the use of cell phones or other electronics. Although the facility does not provide further information on its living arrangements, 16 alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com gave Eagleville average ratings of 4.4 out of five stars for cleanliness.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing there have been 16 alumni polled by Rehabs.com. The reviews were mostly positive, and 12 of the 16 reviewers said they would recommend Eagleville Hospital to friends or family members seeking treatment. The anonymous clients gave the facility an average of 4.4 out of five stars for cleanliness and for family participation, 4.3 stars for the staff's level of training and experience, and 3.8 stars for counseling options. Many alumni praised the treatment program. One alum wrote: “Eagleville was a rock for me at a disturbing time of my life. I continue to this day to use tools that I learned there."
When asked about weaknesses of the facility, numerous alumni mentioned that, while the program was effective, it wasn't well structured, resulting in clients having an overabundance of free time. Additionally, ire was directed the lack of an aftercare program.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At the time of this writing there have been 12 friends and family members of clients polled by Rehabs.com. Overall they gave the facility mixed ratings, with six of the 12 reviewers saying they would recommend Eagleville Hospital to others. The anonymous loved ones gave the facility an average of 3.9 out of five stars for staff experience, 3.6 stars for family participation, 3.4 stars for cleanliness, and 3.2 stars for counseling options. One reviewer added, “I'd say all in all its a good treatment center. Really helped my loved one but wish he would have stayed longer.”
When asked to comment on facility weaknesses, reviewers complained about dirty living conditions and felt there were too many clients per bedroom. Some loved ones found the facility to be expensive, particularly when considering the short treatment time offered.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The one staff member polled by Rehabs.com at time of writing gave the facility a generally positive review. The anonymous staff member gave the facility four out of five stars for cleanliness, three stars for affordability, and two stars for exercise options. Echoing the reviews of alumni and loved ones, the staffer felt that, although the staff was qualified and the program effective, the clients did not stay long enough. The staff member wrote, “I worked as a Certified Peer Specialist with people who have substance abuse and mental illness. Overall, I would rate this facility a B-.”
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its costs. However, Eagleville Hospital states that it accepts “most major insurance plans” including Pennsylvania Medical Assistance and Medicare. Financial assistance is available to clients who do not have insurance, are underinsured, or who would experience hardship in paying the full cost of treatment.
Published on December 2017
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