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WestCare Gulfcoast Florida Inc (A Turning Point)


WestCare Gulfcoast Florida Inc (A Turning Point) in Saint Petersburg, Florida is an alcohol treatment center focusing on substance abuse treatment services. Providing substance abuse treatment, detoxification, and a halfway house or sober living home with outpatient care and residential short-term treatment. Dual diagnosis or persons with co-occuring disorders are supported for drug rehab. Access to recovery voucher is accepted with payment assistance. Includes spanish language services.

Facility Location:
1801 5th Avenue North, Saint Petersburg,florida, 33713, USA
Mailing Address:
1801 5th Avenue North, Saint Petersburg,FL, 33713, USA
Phone Number:
(727) 823-7811
Website
www.westcare.org
Primary Focus
Substance abuse treatment services
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Halfway house
Type of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Forms of Payment Accepted
Access to Recovery
Payment Assistance
Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)
Special Language Services
Spanish

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