Skip to main content

Expanding access to substance abuse treatment

Outpatient addiction treatment center relocates to accommodate more people who struggle with opioids and other addiction disorders.

A new substance abuse treatment center in Garden City is accommodating more people who seek outpatient care. Zucker Hillside Hospital relocated services originally based in Mineola in response to growing demand during the past four years.

"Long Island is struggling more and more with issues related to substance abuse disorders," said Michael Dwyer, associate executive director at Zucker Hillside Hospital. "We wanted a space that was still accessible for those treated at the old location, but that also gave us a wider reach."

About four miles from the previous location, the new Garden City Treatment Center is easily accessible by public transportation and major roadways. Recovery programs are available for adolescents, adults and seniors.

quotation mark Our new location is more than just a bigger, nicer space. It also shows that patients are important, and their problems matter to us.
Bruce Goldman, LCSW

The additional space also allows Northwell Health to provide more training to tomorrow's behavioral health experts.

"Now we have the room for psychiatric residents to rotate and train with us," said Bruce Goldman, LCSW, director of substance abuse services at Zucker Hillside Hospital. "Having residents on-site gives more support to patients and the behavioral health team."

"Patients have been blown away by how nice it is when they walk in," said Heather Hugelmeyer, LCSW, program director at the Garden City Treatment Center. "The environment helps reduce the stigma associated with substance abuse programs."

"Northwell Health is committed to effective treatment of opioid misuse, substance abuse and behavioral disorders in the community," Mr. Goldman said. "The investment in this new space is proof positive."

Call to make a patient referral to the new Garden City Treatment Center.
(516) 742-4015