PORT Health continues to strive to meet the needs of our patients through this difficult time. Even though COVID is still a threat, we are now giving our patients the option to have their appointments face to face with their provider. The option for remote appointments remains, however, if you prefer to be seen in the office, you are welcome to come in. Please note that you will be required to wear a face-covering that covers the mouth and nose, maintain social distancing and your temperature will be taken as you enter. Please call ahead of your appointment and let us know which option you choose. Emergency walk-in patients will also be seen face to face if so desired.
The PORT Adolescent Substance Use Program provides residential and day treatment care for adolescents who have not been successful with other interventions and those that need 24-hour supervised care and provides specific therapies to address their strengths, needs, abilities and preferences. The program is designed to address the behavioral, emotional, environmental, academic and vocational needs of patients during their program stay. A combination of evidence-based treatment philosophies and one-on-one counseling are utilized to enable adolescents and their families to internalize and maintain their therapeutic gains as they reintegrate into their respective communities.
Teens or family members that are in need of treatment should contact our program at 252-413-1951 for assistance on how to get started. Patients that are presently receiving outpatient services and feel the need for a higher level of care are encouraged to speak with their outpatient therapist for a referral to our program.
Our PORT Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Program is for adolescents between 13-17 ½. In order to be determined eligible for our program the teen:
This program requires removal from the home to a community-based residential setting with treatment in a therapeutic setting. Family participation in family sessions is required while the child is in treatment and documentation of TB screening, immunizations and physical examination is required.
Providers that would like to make a referral to our program should contact the program to schedule a screening. The screening will consist of an on-site visit to our program in which you, the adolescent and his/her parent or guardian will take a tour of our program and provide information about the patient to determine eligibility for admission. Once your patient has been deemed eligible, there are several things that will need to be completed to secure admission to the program:
Our focus on uniquely specializing patient treatment extends to helping adolescent patients re-integrate into a traditional setting during their treatment. The PORT Residential program was built with our Three Pillars of "Professionalism, Compassion and Outcomes" to provide the most personal support and effective clinical service possible. These service methods are designed and implemented to:
The program utilizes Seven Challenges as the evidence-based practice model. The program’s service modalities include the following:
Our educational plans are designed to enable the student to make a smooth transition back to the regular school in their home community. In Residential, the academic day is structured and additional classes in physical education and art can be offered. Credits earned in these endeavors are accepted by public schools and used to fulfill additional curriculum requirements. Other alternatives include the achievement of the GED or enrollment in a college or vocational training program or continued education with some special therapeutic environment.
The school operates Monday through Friday.