Beginning on the morning of July 1, 2013, the medically managed detox program at the Nassau University Medical Center will admit
individuals using a telephone appointment system. People who are in need of treatment can call 516-572-6740, and inform the staff that
they would like to be admitted for detox. NUMC’s detox program provides for a safe and effective withdrawal from alcohol and/or
substances of addiction such as prescription medications, opiates, heroin, cocaine, pain medications, benzodiazepines (like Xanax)
in order to minimize the impact of withdrawal.
The staff of the unit will take pertinent information, including a telephone number that can be used to contact the individual, and will
either give an appointment for admission at that time, or call back for an appointment. The day of the appointment, the individual
will present to the NUMC Emergency Room. They will be triaged and brought to the examination room where their a
dmission will be completed.
Smoking is not allowed but we will provide nicotine patches if needed. As a medically managed service, we provide medications
to help with the discomfort of the withdrawal. It is important to note that the medication will decrease, but not eliminate the discomfort.
Aftercare will be addressed during the admission. If the individual is not able to make the appointment, we would appreciate a telephone
call so that we may put someone else in that slot. Appointments will begin at 8am. If the individual is an hour late, he/she will forfeit
NuHealth is a Long Island health care organization delivering essential medical care and disease and lifestyle management to
everyone at every stage of life. Also known as Nassau Health Care Corporation, NuHealth is a public benefit corporation
managing the operations of Nassau Medical Center, A. Holly Patterson Extended Care and a network of Family Health
Centers that bring primary and specialty care out into the community. By emphasizing wellness, cultural sensitivity and
collaborative efforts with the North Shore-LIJ Health System, NuHealth is working to make good care more affordable
and easier to access.
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