Patient Handbook

Patient Handbook

This is a handbook to explain the important parts of your treatment program, what you can expect of us, and what we expect of you. Please read this handbook carefully and keep it throughout your treatment. It will be discussed in orientation groups. ..

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Our Mission

Our Mission

To help individuals suffering from the disease of addiction learn how to make better decisions in their lives that will assist them in their path of recovery. ..

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Welcome to Soar

SOAR is an outpatient substance abuse treatment program specializing in methadone treatment for opiate addiction. Methadone maintenance combined with a comprehensive therapy program is the most successful treatment approach for heroin and/or other opiate addiction. Thousands of methadone patie ..

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Medical Requirements

Upon completion of admission procedures, a complete medical profile at SOAR is required. This profile included: medical history, physical examination, blood work, a urine sample and a tuberculosis test. Referral for HIV testing is available upon request. A prenatal care referral will be made for ..

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Interactions

If you are taking ANY medications, it is important to your health that you notify the SOAR doctor at the time of your intake and tell your primary counselor. This includes both prescription and over the counter medications. Patients must inform SOAR of any medications that they are prescribed a ..

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Having Input at SOAR

Having Input at SOAR

SOAR wants feedback and input from you and your family, so in addition to routine communication with your counselor, the staff and program administrators, you can communicate with us in a number of other ways: The Patient Advocacy Team, patient surveys and questionnaires and patient grievances.  ..

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Patient Grievance

It is the policy of SOAR to afford its patients the opportunity to pursue a resolution to any concerns in a structured format that provides fair and equitable due process. It is SOAR policy to review and respond to grievances submitted by both current and prior patients. You will be informed o ..

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Confidentiality

SOAR will comply with all state and Federal regulations, HIPAA 42 CFR PART 2 (June 9, 1987) and all state regulations governing confidentiality. When Federal and state requirements on this subject differ, SOAR will adhere to the stricter of the two regulations. SOAR will not disclose any inf ..

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In the State of Pennsylvania the following applies

Information released to judges, probation or parole officers, insurance companies and health plans or governmental officials, is for the purpose of determining the advisability of continuing the patient with the program and will be restricted to the following: Whether the patient is or is not ..

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SOAR Patient Services

SOAR Patient Services

SOAR offers a wide range of support rehabilitation and case management services that are tailored to meet individual needs. Counseling is an important part of recovery. SOAR counselors are dedicated people with the skill and knowledge necessary to help each client define and reach their indivi ..

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