Review: Townsend Recovery

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Tami

Baton Rouge, LA

#1 Feb 4, 2011
Townsend recovery is a rip off. They outsource there urine testing, without telling the patient upon entering the program. So when you finish the program you realize that you have been billed app $20,000 on a $7000 program.
shannon

Baton Rouge, LA

#2 Feb 13, 2011
Michael Handley, the CEO, is a con artist and he is ripping people off with this Townsend Recovery.
Jason

Denham Springs, LA

#3 Feb 16, 2011
Townsend Recovery has been investigated by Louisiana Health and Hospitals and it is being forward to the Attorney Generals office.
Pimp

Baton Rouge, LA

#4 Feb 20, 2011
Sounds like I need to go into the rehab business, these people are making alot of money and it sounds like fraud.
TeeBag

Baton Rouge, LA

#5 Feb 27, 2011
Hey Michael there is always AMWAY
jimdandy

Baton Rouge, LA

#6 Mar 3, 2011
Townsends seriously needs some damage control.
Justin

Topeka, KS

#7 Apr 4, 2011
It's sad that this company has sunk so low, the
emphasis on quick bucks and hidden charges is more
suitable to a furniture warehouse than a treatment
center.
Melissa

Baton Rouge, LA

#8 Apr 5, 2011
I had a friend that went to the Baton Rouge location and between Townsend and there drug/urine testing company Ameritox, they billed her insurance for over $20,000.00 for a 8 week outpatient program. 4 nights a week from 6pm to 9pm. Townsend is making a killing.
Judd

Opelousas, LA

#10 Sep 13, 2011
Thanks. I hurd they were con artist.
Trey

Opelousas, LA

#11 Sep 13, 2011
bad news place. a big mess. and watch out for all the hidden charges.
Trey

Opelousas, LA

#12 Sep 13, 2011
Tami wrote:
Townsend recovery is a rip off. They outsource there urine testing, without telling the patient upon entering the program. So when you finish the program you realize that you have been billed app $20,000 on a $7000 program.
TRUE!!!!
John

Denham Springs, LA

#13 Sep 27, 2011
You are right Trey. This place is a fucking rip off and Michael Handley is a Con Artist. I would encourage anyone that has been ripped off by Townsend to report them to Louisiana Health and Hospitals and the Louisiana Attorney General's office. They are being investigated. Also have you insurance company get involved.
ken

Metairie, LA

#14 Nov 14, 2011
How much did Townsend Recovery charge for your treatment?
John

Baton Rouge, LA

#15 Dec 2, 2011
ken wrote:
How much did Townsend Recovery charge for your treatment?
Hello Ken. Dude when it was all said and done Townsend billed my insurance company for a total of $23,000.00 on a program that was only suppose to cost $6,000.00
Now these cost were divided between Townsend and the drug testing company Ameritox. But the charges were about 11,500.00 a piece. Now Townsend uses a company call Millenium from what I heard but they run the same scam. Ameritox and millenium have federal lawsuits against them all over the country for medicare/medicade fraud. I would personally recommend either going to the TAU center in Baton Rouge or if money is an issue alot of the treatment centers get federal money for accepting you into a program but you may just have to get on a waiting list. Suboxone and Subutex are good treatments but the CEO of Townsend, Michael Handley is a crook. Dr Wetsman is a great guy and is smart as a whip but the business partners are slowly destroying this mans reputation.
Paco

Lafayette, LA

#16 Mar 6, 2012
Trey wrote:
<quoted text>
TRUE!!!!
Townsend is a joke! Saddly you as the patient don't realize this until they have put on the horse and pony show and "sold" you their services.....After a few days you realize I COULD HAVE WALKED INTO A NA MEETING ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY AND FOLLOWED THE EXACT SAME PROGRAM AS TOWNSEND ......WAIT FOR IT.....FOR FREAKING FREE!!!!!
The way they PUSH this suboxone shit is disgusting. It is almost forced on you! And their CLAIM TO FAME! The cutting edge Genetic Testing! What a joke! All you have to is listen to everyone talk about their visit with the Doctor to discuss the results of this test to realize that all they seem to be doing is pushing the same few medicines on every single person there.
Oh I could go on and on!
Bottom Line! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME, HOPE OR MONEY
They don't care about wasting your time, they crush your hope for the successful program they "SOLD" you!
The thousands of dollars our wasting however, that they CARE about!
Sally

Metairie, LA

#17 Mar 9, 2012
I would like some more information-- I am in the Townsend program now.. Does anyone now what kind of testing they do is it a EtG urine screen? Should I quit before it becomes more expensive? I don't have mental health insurance, are they going to send me the bill? At my center they basically test everyone, everyday.!!! Which seems kind of strange. I admitted to using early one in the program- but they tested me anyway.!!
I told them exactly what I took- even said the testing was a waste of money.
Someone please contact me soon!!!
Sally

Metairie, LA

#18 Mar 9, 2012
Paco wrote:
<quoted text>
Townsend is a joke! Saddly you as the patient don't realize this until they have put on the horse and pony show and "sold" you their services.....After a few days you realize I COULD HAVE WALKED INTO A NA MEETING ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY AND FOLLOWED THE EXACT SAME PROGRAM AS TOWNSEND ......WAIT FOR IT.....FOR FREAKING FREE!!!!!
The way they PUSH this suboxone shit is disgusting. It is almost forced on you! And their CLAIM TO FAME! The cutting edge Genetic Testing! What a joke! All you have to is listen to everyone talk about their visit with the Doctor to discuss the results of this test to realize that all they seem to be doing is pushing the same few medicines on every single person there.
Oh I could go on and on!
Bottom Line! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME, HOPE OR MONEY
They don't care about wasting your time, they crush your hope for the successful program they "SOLD" you!
The thousands of dollars our wasting however, that they CARE about!
I would love more information from you regarding the program- I am freaking out I don't have mental insurance coverage are they going to just bill the credit card on file??
Paco

Lafayette, LA

#19 Mar 9, 2012
What have you paid so far? And how long have you been in the program? If you left a credit card on file I would suggest you cancel the card. If you are not too far into the program and have not paid yet or if you have only paid a small amount...GET OUT! As I said there is nothing you can gain from Townsend that you can not get from a NA or AA meeting. Urine screens are done on site then sent to a third party. The third party test are billing some insurance companies as much as 800 bucks per test.
Dogwood

Metairie, LA

#20 Oct 2, 2012
I have experienced this same problem. Surely they will be shut down for fraud because ths is what this is. I will get to the bottom of this whether through the Attorney General's office of Dept. of Health and Hospitals. They are using someone's illness for monetary gain. One word, illegal.
Mom

Baton Rouge, LA

#21 May 27, 2013
Thanks to all who reported on Townsend. My daughter needs an IOP, but thanks to you all, I won't be going to this place!

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