June 1, 2017
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Public Health Management Corporation Opens First Partial Hospitalization Program for Individuals Struggling with Addiction, Mental Health Issues
PHMC announces ‘Pathways to Recovery,’ first of its kind program in the City.

PHILADELPHIA, PAPublic Health Management Corporation (PHMC), a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities, in partnership with the City of Philadelphia’s Community Behavioral Health (CBH), today opens Pathways to Recovery, a new 30-45 day partial hospitalization program designed to help individuals struggling with both addiction and mental health issues.

Pathways to Recovery engages highly vulnerable individuals struggling with both substance use and mental health challenges in order to provide stability, and assist them in their recovery. In addition, the program employs medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and multiple evidence-based approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, contingency management, family, group and individual therapy.

“Pathways to Recovery will provide individuals with a full scope of integrated care and recovery support services,” said Angie Alomar-Gilbert, Managing Director, PHMC Behavioral Health Services. “There is a significant need for this type of program and we are proud to partner with the city to deliver services in such a unique way.”

The program, located at 2301 E. Allegheny Avenue and easily accessible via public transportation, employs evidence-based treatment for substance use and mental health challenges. Services will be delivered through a team-based approach that includes clinically licensed/certified alcohol and drug counselors, a board-certified psychiatrist, case managers, peer recovery specialists and a registered nurse with a low staff-to-participant ratio.

To learn more about the program or make a referral please contact PHMC’s Admissions Coordinator Julian Cohen-Serrins at 215-731-2402 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


About Pathways to Recovery
Pathways to Recovery is a partial hospitalization program that serves adult residents of Philadelphia county with co-occurring substance use and mental health challenges. Program participants must be preapproved by Community Behavioral Health or BHSI. The program offers up to 20 hours per week of group, individual and family therapy and psychoeducation/skills development, and focuses on providing Medication Assisted Treatment, including Suboxone, Vivitrol and Naltrexone to assist individuals with cravings and to provide outpatient detox for opioid use. The program is for up to nine weeks and operates six days per week and two evenings, and provides 24/7 on call support to current program participants. The treatment team includes a board-certified psychiatrist certified in MAT, a registered nurse, clinically licensed therapists, case managers and peer recovery specialists that provide outreach into the community.

About Public Health Management Corporation
Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities. PHMC uses best practices to improve community health through direct service, partnership, innovation, policy, research, technical assistance and a prepared workforce. PHMC has served the region since 1972. For more information on PHMC, visit

About CBH
Community Behavioral Health (CBH) is a not-for-profit 501c (3) corporation contracted by the City of Philadelphia to provide mental health and substance abuse services for Philadelphia County Medicaid recipients. CBH works in partnership with the City and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide vital behavioral health services. Today, CBH is responsible for providing behavioral health coverage for the City’s 420,000 Medicaid recipients.