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First Steps Treatment Center

First Steps Treatment Center
1 Medical Center Boulevard
East Wing
Upland, PA 19013

Addiction knows no boundaries. Take your first step today.

First Steps Treatment Center, a 52-bed center at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, is committed to healing individuals and families affected by drug and alcohol addiction. We are dedicated to comprehensively addressing the detoxification and rehabilitation needs of men and women in Delaware County and the Philadelphia Suburbs. Participation in treatment is voluntary and family-focused.

First Steps Treatment Center includes four levels of care as defined by the Pennsylvania Client Placement Criteria: inpatient hospital detox (10 beds), inpatient hospital treatment and rehab (10 beds), inpatient nonhospital short-term detox (12 beds); and inpatient non-hospital residential treatment and rehab (20 beds).

Patients benefit from comprehensive, 24-hour medical services and will have access to the extensive resources within Crozer-Chester Medical Center.

First Steps Treatment Center is part of Crozer-Keystone Behavioral Health, Delaware County’s leading provider for psychotherapy, substance abuse and addiction care.

New Patient Intake

Intake assessments will be completed at the New Patient Drug and Alcohol Access Center. The hours of the Access Center are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Note that these hours will be expanded in the future). The direct line for the Access Center is 610-497-7223.

Patients are asked to bring the following items with them when presenting for an intake assessment:

  • Picture identification
  • Insurance cards
  • Second proof of residency if uninsured (If you are uninsured, please bring a non-expired photo ID with Delaware County residency along with a second proof of residency, such as a bill, bank statement or notarized letter dated within the past 30 days.)
  • Hospital discharge instructions
  • Documents from any recent treatment
  • Documents relevant to any recent medical conditions
  • List of current medications

Crozer-Keystone will provide transportation from Community Hospital to the unit at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.

Visiting Hours

Southeast Unit, First Floor (Acute): Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. with a family education program from 2 to 2:30 p.m.

Southeast Unit, Second Floor (Subacute): Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. with a family education program from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Visitors for this unit may attend the 2 to 2:30 p.m.  family education program instead of the later option.

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