COVID 19 Update: The agency remains open during normal business hours. To protect against the spread of COVID 19, all contacts with the public, including drug and alcohol assessments and referrals to treatment, will occur by telephone.
Both outpatient and inpatient treatment providers are still accepting referrals. Most outpatient providers will be conducting counseling by telephone during this public health crisis. Inpatient providers are still welcoming patients into their facilities, but have instituted enhanced screening for symptoms of COVID 19. If you are seeking treatment at this time, please contact us to begin the process.
The Drug & Alcohol Program's mission is to create a consumer-friendly drug and alcohol system that is efficient and effective. This is based on the belief that individuals can make positive changes in their lives through prevention, intervention and treatment. Individuals can be empowered to improve the quality of their lives and ultimately to maximize their potential as contributing members of the community.
Our agency is designated by the PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs as the administrator of drug and alcohol services at the county level. Due to this designation, the agency in referred to as the "Single County Authority" or "SCA" for Cambria County.
The agency manages federal, state, and county funds to provide drug and alcohol treatment and prevention services to county residents. Residents with no insurance, or those who are under-insured with limited resources, are able to access treatment at no cost by contacting our agency. Callers are screened and scheduled for an evaluation which will determine the type of treatment necessary. Our agency maintains contracts for both inpatient and outpatient levels of care at various facilities locally and throughout the state. Our case managers, with input from the individual, then work to secure a timely and appropriate treatment referral.
Outside of regular office hours, individuals may discuss treatment options and seek support by contacting the Alliance Medical Services, Inc. 24/7 Overdose Helpline at 814-243-9718.
The Cambria County Drug & Alcohol Program and its contracted providers that serve women shall provide preference to pregnant women. In addition, the Drug & Alcohol Program and its providers which serve an injecting drug abuse population shall give preference to treatment as follows:
- Pregnant injection drug users
- Pregnant substance users
- Injection drug users
- Overdose survivors
- Administrative functions
- Assessment and referral by administrative care managers
- Student Assistance Program services
- Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services
- Residential Rehabilitation
- Halfway House
- Partial Hospitalization
- Intensive Outpatient
- Prevention/Education Services