Substance Abuse Treatment 

What does it all mean?

Behavioral Health Treatment is complicated…

…and so are the ways we talk about it.


Let’s demystify all of the mumbo jumbo.  You’re here to learn about treatment for a substance abuse or other mental health problem, not win a vocabulary contest.


What is an Intensive Outpatient Program or IOP?


An IOP is a standard form of outpatient substance abuse treatment. IOPs are perfect for people suffering from milder cases of addiction that may not require a lengthy inpatient stay.  When many of us think of “rehab,” we think of clinics or places where the addicted go to “dry out” and learn to curb the cravings their addiction causes.  IOPs provide much of the benefit of traditional rehab without the fixed time commitment and relocation.  In fact, our Smart IOP program is   completely self-paced.


What is a Partial Hospitalization Program or PHP?


An PHP is …Generally speaking PHP programs remain outpatient (no overnight stays) but do involve more rigorous structure, schedule and therapy.  Despite its name, our Remote PHP program is conducted 100% virtually (online). 

What is an inpatient residential program?


Inpatient or residential programs involve a prolonged stay at a treatment facility, often for weeks or even months.  Our inpatient program involves a 28-day stay at our historic treatment facility.


More Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Do online programs work?

Summit Hill and its parent company Williamsville Wellness have been developing and offering online treatment for over five years.  These programs have been successful for enrolled patients since the beginning, and we have seen increasing levels of patient satisfaction since the Covid-19 pandemic began to hamper other programs’ ability to offer either inpatient or outpatient programs.

How much do Summit Hill programs cost?

Program cost is a simple question with a complicated answer.  It depends on which program is right for you (a decision we will make together based on your specific needs), and whether you have a health insurance plan that will approve your treatment.  Contact us to unravel the details.

Will my health insurance cover my treatment?

Before you enroll in any of our programs, we will verify your insurance coverage and make sure that your plan covers treatment of  substance abuse and/or mental health disorders.  More and more, providers are acknowledging that dependency is a disease that must be treated in order to maintain one’s health, so they are increasingly likely to cover costs associated with treatment.  But it depends on your provider and the specific plan.

Which healthcare providers does Summit Hill accept?

Summit Hill accepts (and is in-network with) Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare (United Behavioral Health), Cigna, Medicaid (Virginia and states with Medicaid coverage reciprocity), Optima, Magellan, and an ever-growing list of providers.

What if I don't have health insurance?

Not a problem.  Summit Hill enrolls patients on self-pay plans all of the time.  We can even make financing arrangements for some patients.

How long will my treatment program last?

The duration of treatment depends on the program  in which you enroll.  smartIOP is a self-paced program intended to take 6-12 weeks.  Our case managers and therapists will follow your progress to make sure you stay on course.  The Remote IOP and PHP programs will take about 12 weeks depending on how religious-ly you  attend your scheduled sessions.   Our inpatient program involves a 28-day stay at historic Williamsville.

Does it matter where I live?

It does not matter to us where you live.  However your insurance plan likely involves in-network care providers in your vicinity, so Summit Hill may be considered out-of-network if you live in a state other than Virginia.  When it comes to matching patients with therapists, we always pair patients with a therapist who is licensed in their home state.

How do I get Started?

The first step is to express interest by calling us at (804)-525-9292 or providing some information about yourself (or loved one) here.  You can request that we contact you by using the short form at the bottom of every page on this site.  Once we get in touch with one another, our admissions team will shephard you though the enrollment process.  They will work with your insurance provider to verify and arrange coverage for the program.  They also may schedule a quick intake call with one of our therapists who can help you decide which program is best for your situation.  You will have to sign some paperwork and then you’ll be on your road to recovery.