A “first-of-its-kind” detoxification center in Linthicum is set to open Monday.
Spokeswoman Carol Boyer confirmed Maryland House Detox will open Monday after receiving a six-month temporary accreditation from the Maryland Department of Health to begin operations.
The center is a 16-bed facility with two beds designated for Medicaid-eligible patients. Its opening marks the second expansion of detoxification services in Anne Arundel County planned over the next few months.
Gaudenzia is looking to expand its Crownsville center by 27 beds by July 1, including 15 specifically for detoxification. According to the nonprofit’s certificate of need filed with the state’s Department of Health, it will cost the center $695,000.
There had been questions about when Maryland House Detox would open.
Officials touted the importance of its inclusion in the county’s drug treatment services, as the center separates traditionally longer residential stays with detoxification services. This enables it to treat more patients for withdrawal symptoms at a faster rate before referring them for treatment at another center.
But when members of the center began offering tours of the facilities to media outlets, Executive Director Scott Dehorty said it was still awaiting final approval from the state health department.
Department spokeswoman Brittany Fowler said Thursday the center has received the temporary accreditation.