Who We Are

Twin County Recovery Services is dedicated to raising both personal and community awareness of the impact that substance use disorder has on all of us.

In this section you will find all that you need to know about our people, mission, history and frequently asked questions. If you want to learn more about our agency, just follow the links.

Mission & History

Twin County Recovery Services Inc. exists to help alleviate the devastating effects of substance use disorder in the communities of Columbia and Greene Counties.

A private, non-profit organization incorporated in 1974, Twin County Recovery Services operates according to NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services regulations and its programs are licensed by that office.

Board & Staff

Our well-trained staff has a strong commitment to provide meaningful and clinically appropriate services for those who seek assistance.

Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a strong interest in our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need.

  • President: Michelle Ublacker
  • Vice President: Robert Pagnani
  • Treasurer: John Gallagher
  • Secretary: Vacant
  • Members: Lori Antonsen, David Graziano, Sarah Caprio and Claire Parde

Funding Sources

The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYSOASAS) authorizes the operation of Chemical Dependence Services in compliance with the requirements of the laws and regulations of the State of New York. Revenue is raised through:  payment for treatment of services, Medicaid, third-party insurance, NYSOASAS and both Columbia and Greene County Local Government Units.

Prevention Sponsor Since 2012

Payment Options:

  • Private Insurance
  • Medicaid / Medicaid Managed Care
  • Self Pay / Sliding Fee Scale

Sliding Fee Scale

If you do not have health insurance or if your insurance does not cover our services, we may be able to base your payment on a sliding fee scale. The scale is based upon household size and income.

Career Opportunities

Passion. That is the common attribute of those who work for our organization. We are dedicated to helping the people who need our services. If you are dedicated to helping others and ready to make a difference, Twin County Recovery might be for you. Please tell us about yourself, and your interests, upload your resume, and submit the attached application to be considered for future opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have you ever had a question and didn’t know where to find the answer? If so, you’ve come to the right place. This section is a compilation of answers to the questions most commonly asked by our constituents. Just start by following one of the links below.

If you can’t find the question you wanted to ask, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Information regarding your health care, including payment for health care, is protected by two federal laws: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), 42 U.S.C § 1320d et seq., 45 C.F.R. Parts 160 & 164, and the Confidentiality Law, 42 U.S.C. § 290dd-2, 42 C.F.R. Part 2. Under these laws, Twin County Recovery Services, Inc. may not say to a person outside Twin County Recovery Services, Inc. that you attend the program, nor may Twin County Recovery Services, Inc. disclose any information identifying you as an alcohol or drug abuser, or disclose any other protected information except as permitted by federal law.

In order to facilitate your assessment process, we ask that you bring the following with you at the time of your appointment:

  • Your insurance or Medicaid card and co-payment; or
  • A letter from the Dept. of Social Services stating that they will be paying for your assessment services; or
  • Proof that you have applied for Medicaid and are still waiting for approval. (IF YOU ARE MEDICAID PENDING, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT IF YOU ARE DENIED OR DO NOT FOLLOW THROUGH WITH COMPLETING ALL THE NECESSARY PAPERWORK WITH SOCIAL SERVICES IN ORDER TO GET YOUR MEDICAID APPROVED, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY BALANCES ACCRUED WITH THE AGENCY. IF YOU ARE MEDICAID ELIGIBLE AND HAVE NOT YET APPLIED, YOU SHOULD DO SO BEFORE ATTENDING YOUR ASSESSMENT APPOINTMENT. PROOF OF APPLYING WILL BE REQUIRED.); or
  • Appropriate fees.
  • Any medications that you are currently taking.
  • Any information pertaining to legal problems.
  • A copy of your most recent physical exam performed by your primary care doctor.
  • The names and phone numbers of any legal representatives, law guardians, or courts assigned to you or your children.
  • If you are an Impaired Driving related referral please obtain a copy of your Driving Abstract from Motor Vehicle and also a copy of the arrest record including dates of violations and BACs (blood alcohol concentration levels).
  • The dates and places of any prior or current treatment.

Please note the following:

  • If you appear for your appointment and do not have needed financial information and/or the required payment, your appointment may be re-scheduled for a later date.
  • If you have private insurance (i.e. MVP, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, etc.) you will need to contact them prior to your assessment appointment for pre-authorization. If you do not pre-certify, your insurance carrier may not pay for your evaluation services and you will be responsible for all fees accrued.
  • If you are under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian should accompany you to your visit.
  • Please allow approximately 2 to 3 hours for the assessment process.
  • If you had made arrangements with the front desk or the Director of Operations about any back balances accrued with the agency, please be prepared to pay the agreed upon amount at the time of your evaluation appointment.
  • We currently do not accept the following insurance plans: Medicare and Mass Health.

Payment Options:

  • Private Insurance
  • Medicaid / Medicaid Managed Care
  • Self Pay / Sliding Fee Scale
  • Sliding Fee Scale

If you do not have health insurance or if your insurance does not cover our services, we may be able to base your payment on a sliding fee scale. The scale is based upon household size and income. Contact the receptionist at your desired location for more information.

Contact the receptionist at your desired treatment location and ask to make an assessment appointment.

Hudson: 518-828-9300 x0
Catskill: 518-943-2036 x0

Please allow at least 2-3 hours for the assessment.