Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Cove Forge Behavioral Health Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Cove Forge Behavioral Health Center.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Addiction Treatment Programs at Cove Forge in Williamsburg, PA

Cove Forge Behavioral Health System provides comprehensive treatment programs for adult men and women who are struggling with addiction, as well as for those who are also experiencing a co-occurring mental health disorder.


Detoxification: When a person has become dependent upon certain substances, attempting to stop abusing those substances can be undermined by the presence of painful and potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms. At Cove Forge Behavioral Health System, our inpatient nonhospital detoxification program at our treatment center is a medically monitored environment where safety is a top priority and unpleasant symptoms are significantly reduced. Individuals who need this type of help to rid their bodies of addictive substances benefit from round-the-clock nursing care, and can begin to participate in therapy while in this program, even before they complete detox and transition into residential rehabilitation. For example, individuals with mental health disorders will meet with a psychiatrist within three days of admissions, and then on an as-needed basis while in detox. The detox counselor conducts individual therapy sessions within 24 hours of admission to this treatment program and then on an as-needed basis while in detox. Also, detox counselors and technicians lead a variety of group therapy sessions each day. Typical length of stay in detox at our treatment center is three to five days.


Residential Rehabilitation: Our inpatient non-hospital rehabilitation program at our treatment center is designed to for adult men and women, ages 18 and above, who have a primary diagnosis of chemical dependency. During regular residential rehab, individuals may participate in a variety of therapeutic activities, including individual, group, family, and experiential therapy. Throughout their time in our regular residential rehabilitation program, individuals will participate in at least one 30-minute individual therapy session each week, with additional individual sessions available to be scheduled on an as-needed basis. Group therapy at our treatment center is a fundamental element of treatment in the regular rehabilitation program, with multiple sessions conducted every day. Family therapy sessions can be scheduled on an as-needed basis in this treatment program when appropriate and desired by the individual in treatment, and family members may also participate in our twice-weekly family program. Experiential therapies such as music group and exercise group are held on a regular basis in our treatment programs at our center. Those who are being treated for opioid dependence may also participate in our innovative H.O.P.E. program.

Dual Diagnosis

Dual Diagnosis: Individuals who are experiencing both a substance use disorder and a co-occurring mental health disorder can receive comprehensive care for both of these conditions in our inpatient nonhospital dual diagnosis rehabilitation program at our treatment center. This program is designed to provide diagnosis-specific, dual diagnosis treatment. Individuals in the dual diagnosis program receive both a chemical dependency counselor and a mental health counselor, which is unique from other treatment centers. Programming in the dual diagnosis group at our Williamsburg-based treatment center is tailored to meet all of those unique needs. Individuals may engage in mental health-specific groups and addiction-focused groups so that all of their concerns can be addressed. As is the case with those in the regular rehab program, individuals in the dual diagnosis program will have the opportunity to participate in individual, group, family, and experiential therapies, and those whose substance use disorder involved opioids may also benefit from our H.O.P.E. program.


Outpatient services: Designed to provide men and women with the ongoing support and services they need to remain committed to life of sobriety, Cove Forge Behavioral Health offers a myriad of outpatient treatment programs at our location in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. These services include partial hospitalization programming (PHP), intensive outpatient programming (IOP), traditional outpatient services, and education classes about addiction and chemical dependency. Following the completion of a program at a higher level of care, or if more intensive treatment is not needed, outpatient services such as these can serve as invaluable options for programming that can allow men and women alike to hold true to their commitment to remain sober and healthy.

Family Program

Family Program: The Family Program is open to any individuals in treatment and family members who desire to participate (special permission is needed for children under 12). The Family Program consists of a psychoeducational process in which the individual’s family learns about the disease of chemical dependency and the recovery process. Additionally, as part of this program, individuals and their family members and/or significant others may address issues that may be affecting the family’s ability to support the efforts of the individual in treatment at our center to achieve and maintain long-term recovery.

Music Program

Music program:  Our expanded music program at our treatment center involves music history and music appreciation, and also includes a performance group and a recording group. The purpose of this program is to allow individuals who have had a relationship with music, but who have either stopped or lost interest in that passion as a result of their substance abuse, to rediscover their passion. Individuals in the program write, produce, and record music. Performances are held and CDs are recorded as part of this program. This program, offered at both our Williamsburg campus and our outpatient location in Pittsburgh, is open to everyone who is participating in programming at Cove Forge but has proven to be especially beneficial to individuals who are taking part in the H.O.P.E. Program.

H.O.P.E. Program

H.O.P.E. Program – Our Heroin Opiate Positive Experience (H.O.P.E.) Program is designed to help individuals who have struggled with opioid dependency to heal their brain and truly recover from the effects of a destabilized endorphin system. Individuals at our treatment center located in Williamsburg, PA who participate in the H.O.P.E. program will complete several activities that help encourage this positive transformation. Individuals who would benefit from participation in the H.O.P.E. program will be determined at the time of their admission.

Marks of Quality Care
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Pennsylvania Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs
  • Glasser Quality Organization
  • The Jason Foundation