York County considering White Deer Run expansion


York County is exploring the possibility of expanding its substance abuse center to double the number of beds in its detox and rehab units.

Commissioners gave the go-ahead at their weekly meeting Wednesday for York City-based C.S. Davidson to come up with a plan for the possible expansion at White Deer Run, 106 Davies Drive in Springettsbury Township.

The "concept phase" includes meeting with the building's original architect and examining the existing space to determine if an expansion is possible and how much it would cost, said county engineer John Klinedinst.

That will narrow down the county's options and give officials an idea of how to proceed, he said.

Michelle Hovis, executive director of the county's Humans Services Department, said the expansion would increase the number of beds from 24 to 48 in its detox and rehab unit.

On average, 75 people are in the rehab unit and seven are in the detox unit daily, she said.

The $43,600 cost of the plan will be funded by HealthChoices reinvestment funds, from money not spent last year by York Adams Behavioral Health, which provides human services to residents of York and Adams counties.

— Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com.