Drug & Alcohol Outpatient Services

Who is Served?

You are served if you are an adult using substances or you are experiencing both substance use and mental health problems.

Why is this Service Offered?

The Substance Use Outpatient Program helps you to resolve identify at risk behaviors and overcome challenges as you make positive changes in your life and recover from substance use.

Staff receive training in both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Motivational Interviewing to be able to provide high quality therapy services.

What is the Service?

  • You will meet privately with a professionally credentialed clinician who will listen to your concerns.
  • The clinician will help you identify areas in your life that you would like to change and help you develop a plan to make these changes.
  • You will meet regularly with and be supported by the clinician as you take actions to bring about these changes and develop a lifestyle free from substance use.
  • The clinician will arrange for you to see a PATH psychiatrist, if indicated.
  • You will meet with the psychiatrist who will complete an evaluation and may prescribe medication for you.
  • You may continue to see both the psychiatrist for medication appointments and the clinician for therapy.

Services are provided in the community, in your home, or wherever assistance and support is required.

1919 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. 19111
The hours of operation for Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Outpatient services are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Saturday hours are available by telehealth from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Some specialized programs have expanded hours, but these are only available to individuals served in these programs, not to everyone seeking general mental health or substance use disorder services.

You are eligible to receive services if:

  • You reside in Philadelphia, and you have Medical Assistance (MA).
  • You reside in PATH’s service area, and you do not have health insurance.
  • If you have any other health insurance, please call PATH to determine your eligibility.

“Therapy has helped me to come out of my shell and get in touch with my feelings; both good and bad.”

John, an individual receiving substance use therapy

How Do I Contact PATH?

Please call 215-728-4565
to obtain additional information.