Special Populations

Crouse Health is the only provider in Central New York offering several unique outpatient programs to address the substance use disorder treatment needs of specific populations in our community. These programs focus on the unique struggles, concerns and barriers that can influence recovery.

Pregnant/Postpartum Women

Substance use during pregnancy contributes significantly to high infant mortality and serious health problems in infants and children. Crouse Health’s Chemical Dependency Treatment Services offers an outpatient program specifically designed to meet the needs and challenges of pregnant and post-partum women, ages 18 and up.

We provide individual and group therapy and education in a safe and supportive environment with the goal of helping new and expectant mothers develop healthy relationships with their children.

Outpatient and continuing care programs are available, which include:

  • Health assessments with a registered nurse
  • Consultation with a clinical psychologist
  • Case management

Working with other community organizations, Crouse’s Chemical Dependency Treatment Services also addresses issues that impact recovery, such as:

  • Parenting challenges and skills
  • Domestic violence
  • Nutrition

Group and individual continuing care services are provided.

Residential treatment and referral services for pregnant women also are available through Crouse Health’s Chemical Dependency Treatment Services at Commonwealth Place

Cost/Coverage
Most private insurance Medicare and Medicaid are accepted. A sliding fee scale is available for those without insurance.

Location
410 S. Crouse Ave., just down the hill from the hospital

For more information and to access the program:
315-470-8304

Outpatient Older Adult Recovery Service (OARS)

Substance use disorders are often overlooked in older adults. A higher level of denial exists in the community and symptoms of this problem can differ from those displayed in younger individuals.
Physiological challenges in older adults can make them more susceptible to the effects of alcohol. A decrease in muscle tissue and an increase in fatty tissue reduce an older body’s ability to absorb and dispose of alcohol, resulting in a lower tolerance level.
Common signals of substance use disorders in older adults include:

  • Falls or accidents
  • Poor nutrition
  • Inadequate self-care
  • Social isolation

These symptoms can often be misdiagnosed as stereotypical signs of aging like dementia, depression, disorientation or confusion.

Crouse’s Outpatient Older Adult Recovery Service (OARS) is staffed by counselors with experience in the treatment of substance use disorders in older adults. It provides an affordable and accessible program that takes into account the special treatment needs related to:

  • Physical health
  • Nutrition
  • Spirituality
  • Family and social relationships

Cost/Coverage
Most private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid are accepted. A sliding fee scale is available for those without insurance.

Location
410 S. Crouse Ave., just down the hill from the main hospital.

For more information and to access the OARS Program, contact:
315-470-8304

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