St. Luke’s Level IV Medical Detoxification Unit


Many people find themselves challenged by substance use and dependency and are looking for help. However, having a medical condition along with substance dependency may limit available options for treatment. Other times, patients may avoid seeking treatment for medical conditions out of fear of experiencing uncomfortable and dangerous withdrawal while in the hospital. St. Luke’s University Health Network has opened a new Level IV Medical Detoxification Unit that is equipped to treat the most complex presentations of substance use disorder.

Patients are accepted to the unit following an evaluation by a primary care physician or emergency room physician. For questions regarding patient referrals, email

St. Luke’s Sacred Heart Campus
5 Tower (5th Floor)
421 W. Chew St.
Allentown, PA 18102

St. Luke’s Level IV Medical Detoxification Unit offers the highest level of medical detoxification available. This is the only type of medical detoxification unit with the ability to simultaneously manage SUD while treating new or underlying medical conditions.

Under the direction of St. Luke’s Medical Toxicology physicians, we can safely and comfortably manage the detoxification process from alcohol, opioids, benzodiazepines and other substances while effectively managing medical conditions. Our new 16-bed facility features warm and relaxing all private rooms to ensure patients feel safe and as comfortable as possible while getting the medical care they need.

Our physicians are triple board certified in Addiction Medicine, Medical Toxicology and Emergency Medicine, and have extensive experience in treating addiction and withdrawal. Patients will also have the support and access to the many services and programs of St. Luke’s University Health Network.