Creative Health Services, Inc. provides quality behavioral healthcare designed to empower and promote wellness for individuals, families and communities.

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New Building....

  

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The Long Term Structured Residence (LTSR) program provides a highly structured 24/7 recovery environment for sixteen adults diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness.  State of the art services include: life skills training utilizing the Contextural Rehabilitation Model, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Medication Education and Management, Peer Support and Psychiatric Rehabilitative Services.  Our multidisciplinary treatment team includes a psychiatrist, nurses, Mental Health Professionals, Residential Rehabilitation Aides, Certified Peer Specialists, a cook and administrative support.  Our overal goal is to effectively transition residents into the larger local community successfully.


In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we share the news that

Chuck Gallun, our colleague, mentor and friend

of these past 37 years passed away unexpectedly

on March 7, 2013.  Our thought and wishes are with

all those whose lives he helped shape, especially

his family.

                                                     
   


                                                    
read Chuck Gallun our:
Victims' Rights Advocate   and
Beloved Champion against Domestic Abuse                                                                                                    Chuck Perry Gallun 1942-2013

 



        Congratulations Kathy Kumitis

On being honored as the Exceptional "Business" Women at the YWCA's Tri-County
Area Annual
Tribute to Exceptional Women.

The Tribute to Exceptional Women is an annual event of
YWCA Tri-County Area to honor women for achievement,
leadership and service in the fields of Arts, Business,
Education, Health, Non-Profit/Public Service, Rising Star
and the Sally Leff Lifetime Achievement Award.  

Kathy was nominated by Dick Frantz, the architect for
both our Robinson Street buildings and a very active
community member. 

Kathy has been described as:
"She is the woman who is always there, often behind
the scenes, committed to going "above and beyond."  She is always taking on another project, not for her own glory, but because she sees the need, and steps up to the task.  She encourages the group to achieve more than one person ever could, and fades back to let the group take the credit.  You have often admired and needed her.  Now is the time to honor her."


      
                                 In Memoriam

 

                                                         

                                             John Hyun Soo Yoo, M.D. 1936-2012

                        1936 Born in Seoul, Korea
                        1955 Graduated Seoul National University High School
                        1963 Graduated Korea University Medical School
                        1963-67 Medical Doctor, S. Korean Army
                        1965 Married Sook Hee Lee
                        1967 Emigrated to the United States
                        1978 Joined Eugenia Hospital
                        1982 Joined Creative Health Services
                        2007 Mental Health Recognition Award, Montg. County Mental Health Committee
                        2010 Creative health Services dedicates the John H. Yoo, M.D. building

John Hyun Soo Yoo, M.D., 76, of Gladwyne passed away at home on August 23, 2012, from complications arising from cancer.

Dr. Yoo was a resident of the Philadelphia area after emigrating from South Korea with his wife, Sook Hee Yoo, M.D. in 1967.  He and his wife chose Philadelphia because of their life-long love of classical music.  It was their dream to see Eugene Ormandy conduct the Philadelphia Orchestra; their dream came true many times.  They were long-time subscribers to the Orchestra and the Philadelphia Opera Company, and often attended other concerts and performances by city ensembles.

Dr. Yoo and his wife also shared in common a devotion to caring for the mentally ill.  They were both graduates of Korea University in Seoul, South Korea, and of the Korea University Medical School, where they met more than 50 years ago.  After arriving in the United States, Dr. Yoo entered the field of psychiatry and practiced for the last thirty years at Creative Health Services, which in 2010 named its Pottstown building after him.  He specialized in the treatment of mental illness and drug addiction of young adults, for which he was recognized in 2007 with the Mental Health Recognition Award from the Montgomery County Mental Health Committee.  His wife, who practices at the Albert Einstein Health System, Belmont Behavioral health in Philadelphia, specializes in geriatric psychiatry.

Both parents also shared a devotion to their children, John and Chris.  They chose to move to Gladwyne and Lower Merion Township because of its excellent schools, and sent their children to Gladwyne Elementary School and the Episcopal Academy.  Though a newcomer to America’s pastimes, Dr. Yoo joined his children in the highs and lows of becoming Philadelphia sports fans.  He taught his children how to pitch, catch, and hit, how to pass and shoot, and how to throw.  He coached his young sons in the Gladwyne soccer leagues.  Yet Dr. Yoo was resigned to the fact that his children would not become Phillies, Eagles, 76ers, or Flyers and were likely to become a lawyer or a doctor – which they did.  His son John is a law professor at the University of California, Berkeley and was an official in the Justice Department under the administration of George W. Bush.  His son Christopher, Ph. D. is the CEO of Yoo and Company, a genomic medicine advisory firm in Scottsdale, AZ.

As a former engineering student, Dr. Yoo took a great interest in all things mechanical.  He took pride in personally maintaining his house and cars (until the advent of computerized auto parts), and operated a workshop out of his garage.  Though raised in the big city, he enjoyed weekends on a farm in Morgantown, where he sometimes raised sheep, caught fish, and explored Amish Cooking.

Dr. Yoo is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sook Hee Lee Yoo, his two sons John of Berkeley, CA and Christopher of Scottsdale, AZ, and two grandchildren, Analise and Christopher.  He was the eldest son of Yi Sung Yoo and Yung Ja Kang and was ever close to his brothers and sisters:  Helen Yun of Athens, GA; Charles Yoo of Los Angeles, CA; Iris Kim of Honolulu, HI; and Jusil Park of Los Angeles, CA.


   


Focuses on the region’s current and emerging leaders of social entrepreneurship, nonprofit organizations, foundations and social sector businesses, and on the principles they have developed to create, manage and promote social change.

Nominated: Creative Health Services
Written by Cunningham, Patrick Hoffman, and Maryrose Mytertus
September 2011
 

Historically, behavioral health services have been delivered separately from medical care and often in physically unappealing settings. Additionally, the behavioral health field suffers from a high rate of staff turnover. Creative Health Services has addressed these issues through the integration of primary care, pharmacy, social work and behavioral health services; new headquarters that provide a pleasant environment for clients and employees; and a commitment to employee wellness and development.  To read the full article click here.


 

Creative Health finds plenty of ways to help 


Lizanne Welding-Mills
Director of Wellness Recovery Team

POTTSTOWN - With five children at home and grappling with some behavior health issues of her own, Karen Hilbert has a pretty full plate.

And given that she is also diabetic, has hypertension and heart problems, it's not too surprising that sometimes the idea of going to the doctor, or following a strict dietary regimen can seem like just one thing too many.

But luckily for Hilbert, a Pottstown resident, she was two people who've got her back when it comes to these medical issues.

click here to read full story and watch the video

 

      
     


 

 

Reimagining our Children's Partial Hospital Program 

Beyond creating a space that supports our efforts to help children and families grow and thrive, we wanted our program to be full of color, life, and positive energy. One way we defined this was to create a place that looked like “Mom’s refrigerator”; one that is proudly filled by the work of our children and visually speaking to our commitment to children and families.   Click here to preview more pictures.
 


 

 

I AM THE EVIDENCE BLOG 

                                         a blog by Creative Health Services' Certified Peer Specialist


 

Creative Health Services building named
"The Dr. John H. Yoo Center"

  The building is named in honor of John H. Yoo, MD is recognized for his 28 years of dedicated service to Creative Health Services and the communities for which we serve. Read the full aricle  


               

 


 

Creative Health Services, Inc. offers a wide range of services and programs to meet the needs of individuals and their families. We provide outpatient, intensive outpatient, residential treatment, case management and children’s programs as well as other services. Over the past 50 years, we have grown into a multi-service, multi-site organization serving over 5,000 adults, children and families each year throughout the Tri-County region. In addition, we maintain active collaborations with ten area school districts, the judiciary system, several United Ways, the Tri-County Network, and other human service agencies..

Current services we offer are as follows.
Click on the service below for more detail information.

Please click here for pictures of our beautiful new facility at:
11 Robinson Street, Pottstown

Our Seven Locations:
Mental Health Outpatient Services Intensive Outpatient Program (I.O.P.), Drug & Alcohol Services, Montgomery County Case Management, Police Liaison Project  & S.A.F.E. Programs
11 Robinson Street
 Pottstown, PA  19464
 Phone: 484-941-0500Fax: 484-941-0515
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Hours of Operations: Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-9:00pm, Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm and Saturday by Appointment Only


Community Based Children's Services Family, Based Services, Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Services Student Assistance Program (SAP), Berks County Brief Treatment, Extended Assessment Program, Chester County ACM
1 Mennonite Church Road
Spring City, PA 19475
 Phone: 610-948-6490Fax: 610-474-0011
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Mental Health Outpatient Services S.A.F.E. Project Drug & Alcohol Outpatient Services
452 Penn Street
Pennsburg, PA 18073
 Phone: 610-326-9250Fax: 215-679-9795
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Community Residential Rehabilitation Program
360 King Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
 Phone: 610-326-8712Fax: 610-970-7753
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Children's Day & After School Programs
929 Willow Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
 Phone: 610-326-7734Fax: 610-326-4762
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Hours of Operations: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-6:00pm

Intensive Supportive Living Facility
81 South Keim Street
Pottstown, PA  19464
 Phone: 610-970-9767Fax: 610-970-9767
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Mental Health Outpatient Services Children’s BHRS Program
5th & Montgomery Ave.
Boyertown, PA 19512
 Phone: 610-369-7271Fax: 610-369-7299
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321 N. Furnace Street, Suite 40
Birdsboro, PA 19508
 Phone: 610-404-8825Fax: 610-404-8828
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