At the Erie County Detox Center, we believe withdrawal management is a critical emergent healthcare issue that requires immediate treatment. Therefore, we do not book appointments in advance or reserve beds. If you believe you are in need of our services, please call us at (419) 624-3353. Our staff will let you know how many beds we currently have available. All beds are available on a first come – first serve basis.

Prior to admission you will be asked to complete a pre-admission screening form. This can be done upon arrival, or you may complete the form in advance by clicking on the link to your right. Once you have arrived, an intake assessment will be conducted to determine the most appropriate care for you at this time (*note – an intake assessment is not a guarantee of admission). If you require a higher or lower level of care than we are able to provide, we will make arrangements to refer you to the provider of your choosing. Please make sure your transportation does not leave our facility until your admission is confirmed.

  • Photo ID
  • Insurance card
  • Unopened cigarette packs
  • Phone charger (Mobile phones are not permitted in the facility. They will be stored in your locker and returned to you upon discharge)
  • Prescribed medication (All medication must be in the most recent bottle provided by the pharmacy indicating your name. No medication organizers will be allowed in the facility.)
  • Vape pens/e-cigs/chewing tobacco
  • Extra clothing/luggage (all clothing will be provided for you during your stay)
  • Blankets/pillows
  • Large amounts of money (all money will be stored for you during your stay)
  • Toiletries
  • Electronics
  • Jewelry (The Erie County Health Department is not responsible for any lost or stolen personal and/or jewelry items. You may store them in your locker while you are here.)
  • Food/beverages (all meals and snacks are provided on site)        

Click here to view the Client Orientation Handbook.