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  • Wells House

    Agency: Wells House

    SUBSTANCE USE TREATMENT: Offers residential and outpatient treatment for men and woman ages 18 years and older whose primary disorder is substance use.

    1) RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT PROGRAM: A 4 to 6-month treatment program for men and woman. Individuals with co-occurring mental health diagnoses may be eligible if substance use disorder is primary condition. Program begins with assessment and individualized treatment planning followed by individual and group counseling, referrals for vocational rehabilitation and assistance in the utilization of community resources for employment, medical, mental health or legal issues. Also involved in therapy and relapse prevention. Aftercare addressed in a step-down manner, incorporating community-based peer support, primarily 12-Step oriented. Pharmacotherapy is available for alcohol and opioid-related disorders. Buprenorphine maintenance available to all clients, not just residential.  Transitional housing available as part of the step-down curriculum.       

    2) OUTPATIENT PROGRAMS: Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and less intensive Outpatient (OP) programs available for adult men and women. Professional and self-referrals accepted. All potential patients must complete a Wells House Prescreen application. Levels of care, treatment schedule, program length are determined by intake assessment and treatment progress. Average length of IOP four months; OP one year. Outpatient programs mirror residential program, but patients live off-site. Buprenorphine maintenance available to all clients, not just residential. Limited transitional housing available to adult men meeting admission criteria. Intake appointments usually occur next business day. Program also offers MVA-approved DWI/DUI 12-hour education program.  

    3) ASSESSMENTS AND DRUG TESTING: Offers assessments for legal, employment or other purposes. The program can collect and process urine specimens for employment, legal or other purposes, using off-site testing facility.            


    • 124 East Baltimore Street
      Hagerstown, MD 21740

    • 427 East Patrick Street
      Frederick, MD 21701

    Agency: Wells House

    Languages Available: None., English

    Payment Description: Medicaid or Maryland Medical Assistance accepted. No private insurance at present is accepted. Outpatient self-pay fees negotiable, based on income and space availability.

    Intake and Eligibility: Residential treatment: Adult men, 18 years or older, substance use primary disorder. Professional referral or assessment required prior to admission. Outpatient treatment: Adult men or women, 18 years or older, substance use primary disorder. Self-referrals accepted in addition to professional referrals.

    Areas Served:
    • Allegany County
    • Anne Arundel County
    • Baltimore County
    • Baltimore City County
    • Carroll County
    • Harford County
    • Howard County
    • Frederick County
    • Garrett County
    • Washington County

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