Wilkes Barre VA Medical Center Veterans Affairs

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1111 East End Boulevard , Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania 18711, United States
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Wilkes Barre VA Medical Center Veterans Affairs

    Services:
    Special Programs/Groups Offered

    • Clients who have experienced trauma
    • Adult women
    • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning (LGBTQ)
    • Clients who have experienced sexual abuse
    • Clients who have experienced intimate partner violence, domestic violence
    • Veterans
    • Clients with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders
    • Criminal justice (other than DUI/DWI)/Forensic clients
    • Clients with co-occurring pain and substance use disorders
    • Adult men
    • Pregnant/postpartum women

    Other Languages

    • French
    • Hindi

    Education and Counseling Services

    • Marital/couples counseling
    • Substance use disorder education
    • Hepatitis education, counseling, or support
    • Individual counseling
    • Group counseling
    • Vocational training or educational support (for example, high school coursework, GED preparation, etc.)
    • Smoking/vaping/tobacco cessation counseling
    • HIV or AIDS education, counseling, or support
    • Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis
    • Family counseling

    Other Services

    • Treatment for other addiction disorder
    • Treatment for gambling disorder

    Facility Vaping Policy

    • Vaping not permitted

    Payment Assistance Available

    • Payment assistance (check with facility for details)

    Transitional Services

    • Aftercare/continuing care
    • Discharge Planning
    • Naloxone and overdose education
    • Outcome follow-up after discharge

    License/Certification/Accreditation

    • Hospital licensing authority
    • The Joint Commission
    • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

    Language Services

    • Other languages (excluding Spanish)
    • Spanish
    • Sign language services for the deaf and hard of hearing

    Type of Care

    • Treatment for co-occurring substance use plus either serious mental health illness in adults/serious emotional disturbance in children
    • Substance use treatment
    • Detoxification

    Age Groups Accepted

    • Adults
    • Young Adults

    Assessment/Pre-treatment

    • Screening for tobacco use
    • Complete medical history/physical exam
    • Comprehensive mental health assessment
    • Outreach to persons in the community
    • Screening for mental disorders
    • Screening for substance use
    • Comprehensive substance use assessment
    • Interim services for clients

    Testing

    • Testing for Hepatitis B (HBV)
    • TB screening
    • STD testing
    • HIV testing
    • Breathalyzer or blood alcohol testing
    • Drug or alcohol urine screening
    • Testing for Hepatitis C (HCV)
    • Metabolic syndrome monitoring

    Opioid Medications used in Treatment

    • Buprenorphine used in Treatment
    • Naltrexone used in Treatment

    Facility Smoking Policy

    • Smoking not permitted

    External Source of Medications Used for Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment

    • Other contracted prescribing entity
    • In-network prescribing entity

    Ancillary Services

    • Mental health services
    • Social skills development
    • Suicide prevention services
    • Acupuncture
    • Integrated primary care services
    • Case management service
    • Transportation assistance
    • Domestic violence services, including family or partner
    • Early intervention for HIV

    Payment/Insurance/Funding Accepted

    • Medicaid
    • State-financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid
    • Private health insurance
    • IHS/Tribal/Urban (ITU) funds
    • Medicare
    • Federal, or any government funding for substance use treatment programs
    • Federal military insurance (e.g., TRICARE)
    • Cash or self-payment

    Hospitals

    • General Hospital (including VA hospital)

    Gender Accepted

    • Male
    • Female

    External Opioid Medications Source

    • Other contracted prescribing entity
    • In-network prescribing entity

    Service Setting (e.g., Outpatient, Residential, Inpatient, etc.)

    • Intensive outpatient treatment
    • Hospital inpatient/24-hour hospital inpatient
    • Outpatient
    • Hospital inpatient treatment
    • Residential/24-hour residential
    • Hospital inpatient detoxification
    • Outpatient methadone/buprenorphine or naltrexone treatment
    • Regular outpatient treatment
    • Outpatient detoxification
    • Short-term residential

    Medical Services

    • Hepatitis B (HBV) vaccination
    • Hepatitis A (HAV) vaccination

    Detoxification (medical withdrawal) Services

    • Benzodiazepines Detoxification
    • Medication routinely used during detoxification
    • Alcohol Detoxification
    • Opioids detoxification

    Type of Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment

    • Accepts clients using medication assisted treatment for alcohol use disorder but prescribed elsewhere
    • This facility administers/prescribes medication for alcohol use disorder

    Recovery Support Services

    • Self-help groups
    • Housing services
    • Mentoring/peer support
    • Assistance with obtaining social services
    • Employment counseling or training

    Pharmacotherapies

    • Naltrexone (oral)
    • Clonidine
    • Medication for mental disorders
    • Nicotine replacement
    • Non-nicotine smoking/tobacco cessation
    • Disulfiram
    • Medications for Hepatitis C treatment
    • Buprenorphine (extended-release, injectable)
    • Buprenorphine without naloxone
    • Medications for pre-exposure to prophylaxis
    • Acamprosate (Campral®)
    • Naltrexone (extended-release, injectable)
    • Medications for HIV treatment
    • Buprenorphine with naloxone
    • Buprenorphine sub-dermal implant

    Treatment Approaches

    • Substance use disorder counseling
    • Anger management
    • Matrix Model
    • Cognitive behavioral therapy
    • Telemedicine/telehealth therapy
    • Motivational interviewing
    • Contingency management/motivational incentives
    • Brief intervention
    • Relapse prevention
    • Trauma-related counseling
    • 12-step facilitation

    Type of Opioid Treatment

    • Maintenance service with medically supervised withdrawal after stabilization
    • Accepts clients using MAT but prescribed elsewhere
    • Relapse prevention with naltrexone
    • Prescribes buprenorphine
    • Buprenorphine detoxification
    • Buprenorphine maintenance
    • Prescribes naltrexone

    Facility Operation (e.g., Private, Public)

    • Federal Government
    • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Opening Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm