Pyramid Healthcare - Pittsburgh Detox and Inpatient Treatment Center Philosophy
Welcome to Pyramid Healthcare. We offer treatment and care for adult and teen alcohol and drug abuse, as well as treatment for individuals with mental health disorders and adolescent behavioral problems. We have locations in Western, Central and Eastern Pennsylvania to provide comprehensive care to people dealing with alcohol abuse and/or drug addiction.
Areas of Specialization
Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
Meet the Staff
Chief Executive Officer
Jonathan Wolf is the Chief Executive Officer of Pyramid Healthcare, Inc. Founded in July of 1999, Pyramid has quickly gained a reputation as a provider of high quality behavioral healthcare in Pennsylvania. Jon is a Pennsylvania native with a Bachelor’s Degree from Penn State University and a Master’s Degree in Hospital Administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Before returning to Pennsylvania, Jon operated free-standing psychiatric and substance abuse treatment hospitals in Rockledge, Florida, Atlanta, Georgia, Salt Lake City, Utah and Toledo, Ohio. An active member of the Central Pennsylvania community, Jon previously served as the Annual Campaign Chairman and Chairman of the Board of the United Way of Blair County.
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ABOUT PYRAMID HEALTHCARE - PITTSBURGH DETOX AND INPATIENT TREATMENT CENTER
Pyramid Healthcare is a behavioral healthcare provider with over 25 locations across Pennsylvania. The organization provides residential (short and long term) and outpatient care to adults and teens struggling with substance abuse. Those with co-occurring mental health conditions are welcomed. Detox services are available on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Pyramid Healthcare offers assessment and admissions 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Detox services are medically-supervised around the clock, and therapeutic elements are incorporated into detox in preparation for any emotional challenges.
The facility utilizes the 12-step method and creates a highly structured, individualized treatment plan for each patient. Treatment components include individual counseling, group therapy, family counseling, therapeutic recreation, and life skills education, which is designed to help participants with job preparedness, stress management, and personal finance management. The typical length of stay is 30 to 45 days.
Patients can work with specialists on life skills including financial management, job preparation, and communication skills. The goal of these is to help patients integrate back into the community following their stay. In addition, Pyramid Healthcare offers legal assistance.
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff, but according to the facility’s website, the professional staff is qualified to diagnose and treat clients with co-occurring disorders.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The facility includes furnished suites, with two or three residents usually sharing a room. All housing and amenities are gender-specific. Clients have access to an on-site workout room.
According to the facility’s website, patients have strict schedules and are given minimal free time. Most alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com rated Pyramid Healthcare’s accommodations, cleanliness, and meals favorably.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the 11 alumni reviews for Pyramid Healthcare’s Pittsburgh location, five were positive and six were very negative.
Positive reviews cite program effectiveness and the use of the 12-step program. Charles gave his overall experience the highest possible rating, and wrote: “The program taught me about the tools I needed to know about and how to [use] them. Also, very good on showing us about 12 step programs and how they worked.” Another alum, Frank, thought that his treatment was worth the cost. He indicated to Rehabs.com that the facility was a “quality place” with “great staff.”
Contrastingly, negative reviewers frequently complained about the staff. In a less favorable review, L.C. wrote: “I'll just say, if pyramid was the last rehab on earth I still wouldn't go back there. My personal experience was a nightmare.” Alum Brittany wrote: "the staff and the nursing staff are NOT NICE." Complaints about the facility itself were less common, but one alum who gave treatment effectiveness an average of three stars gave the accommodations only one star, and wrote, "Inpatient detox is a horrible facility dirty and poor accommodations for sick people."
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two reviews from loved ones are also mixed. The limited communication between clients and loved ones appears to be a source of contention.
The loved ones gave one and three out of five stars when polled on family participation in treatment. An anonymous family member wrote: “After driving over 2 hrs to get there, we were told we could not see our son. Then they let us see him for maybe 30 min & his whole treatment & progress was treated as a big secret due to his age of being 14. I was expected to adequately care for this child but [did] not know any of the specifics regarding his [treatments], diagnosis, prognosis etc…”
Another family member gave a four-star rating for treatment effectiveness, claiming that “it helped my son,” but went on to give most other aspects of the facility a lukewarm three-star rating, including the facility's cleanliness, its holistic offerings, and its available counseling options.
On Google, the facility earned 3.3 out of five stars from three reviewers at the time of this writing.  Loved one Christine wrote: "This place is Wonderful. The people that work there are very experienced and very nice. They did a Great job with my Son. He's a different person now from when he went in there. Thank you for all your great help." Contrastingly, reviewer J.B. wrote, "This place is a prison with lying crooked staff do not go."
Most insurance providers are accepted, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield. County funding and Medical assistance is also accepted.
Published on February 2018
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