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Mark F. Towns, Md

750 Spaans Dr. STE. C, Galt, California, 95632
Towns Health Services Inc. is committed to providing the highest quality addiction treatment services to California’s Central Valley, working with individuals 18 years of age and older in Galt, Elk Grove, Sacramento, Lodi and Stockton to achieve lifelong sobriety. Conditions treated include alcoholism, substance abuse, nicotine addiction, gambling addiction, and codependency, and are approached through spiritual-based programs on an outpatient basis.

Facility Highlights

  • Smoking Cessation Program
  • Physician On-Site
  • Addictionologist On-Site


  • Intensive Outpatient Program

    We offer intensive, structured, non¬residential level of care. Our program offers two eight week modules for up to (52) weeks of structured treatment sessions.
  • Certified Staff

    Our staff is highly trained and include CADAAC certified counselors, a certified addictionologist, who is board certified in addiction psychiatry.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities

Meet the Staff

  • Mark Towns
    Mark TownsPhysician and Addictionologist
    Dr. Mark Towns is board certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry. He is a well-respected and sought after physician throughout California. An Oakland native, he is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and The University of California at Berkeley and was a Harvard Clinical Fellow. With more than 10 years of experience in the fields of chemical dependency, internal medicine and addiction medicine, Dr. Towns and his staff are ready to serve adults in need of general medicine services or treatment for chemical dependency.

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Located in Galt, Calif., Towns Health Services Inc. offers outpatient (OP), intensive outpatient program (IOP), and a partial hospitalization program (PHP) for adult men and women struggling with substance use disorders, codependency, and other conditions such as gambling addiction. The center also offers opioid maintenance treatment (OMT), making is among the 11.2 percent of U.S. facilities to offer specialized opioid treatment.


Treatment is based on the disease model of addiction, with treatment addressing the physical, mental, and spiritual components of each client's issues. Clients are assessed via the ASAM Criteria and the CONTINUUM methods.

All programs are based on the 12-step model of recovery. Treatment is offered at a variety of intensities; the length and intensity of attendance required for each client is determined according to their individual needs. Treatment lasts between three and eight hours per day and may provided up to five days per week. Programs last up to 90 days with an average length of six to eight weeks and are offered in the daytime or the evening to suit a variety of schedules.

The PHP and IOP programs both utilize medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and group therapy. In the PHP program, the most intense level of treatment, clients spend between 20 and 30 hours in treatment per week, with six hours per day of vocational counseling and psychological testing among other services.

The IOP program has clients meet three hours per day, three days per week. Services include group therapy, psychotherapy, and psycho-educational services. In the OP program, clients develop coping and relapse prevention skills and may meet with licensed professionals once or twice a month.

Smoking cessation therapy is available and the center provides internal medicine services and drug testing as a matter of course. Transportation is provided to clients if needed. When necessary, the center can refer clients to sober-living facilities.


Dr. Mark Towns, the founder, who is on-site full-time, is a board-certified physician and addictionologist with 25 years’ experience in the field. The staff also includes other certified counselors each of whom has more than 11 years' experience in addiction counseling.


Town Health Service is located in a quiet commercial neighborhood in the small town of Galt, in Northern California’s Central Valley. Though no further description of the facilities are available on the website, both individuals surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave perfect five-star ratings for the facility's accommodations & amenities. One individual, M.T., wrote: "They have a beautiful, clean facility with excellent air conditioning and heating."


At the time of this writing, the two individuals polled by Rehabs.com both gave very positive reviews. Both gave Towns Health Services five out of five stars for the facility's overall effectiveness. Tyler wrote: "Excellent program thank you for coming to Galt. Great location right across the street from post office and right off freeway for easy access," while alum M.T. added: "Great staff and accommodations!!"


Towns Health Services does not publish its prices online, however, the website indicates that the center accepts insurance from private providers including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and Tri-West. The center also accepts Medi-Cal from Sacramento County residents and offers payment plans.

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