Town Clinic


At Towns Health Services Inc., Dr. Mark F. Towns M.D., FASM, provides addiction consultation services to a wide range of individuals, including those struggling with addiction to substance-abuse or gambling. Dr. Towns' extensive experience and qualifications make him an excellent choice for anyone seeking help with addiction or who requires an addiction consultation that includes both mental health and physical health evaluations. 

Whether you face possible disciplinary action as an RN with the Board of Registered Nursing for Registered Nurses (RNs) and/or the Emergency Medical Services Authority for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), he has been pre-approved by both to provide the mental and physical health evaluations.

Below you will find some helpful information about our services:

What is Dr. Towns' experience?

Dr. Towns is a highly experienced and double-board certified Addiction Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Addiction Medicine, and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has dedicated his career to helping individuals struggling with addiction. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan Medical School, a Harvard Clinical Fellowship at Cambridge Hospital, and UC Berkeley. Dr. Towns' compassionate and individualized approach to treatment has helped many clients achieve lasting success in their recovery as well as continue their careers successfully. Click here to learn more about Dr. Towns.

What other services does Dr. Towns provide?

In addition to his addiction consultation services for drugs and alcohol, as well as gambling, Dr. Towns also provides expert witness services after an initial assessment, and he provides follow-up assessments for early termination of probation for his clients. His clients certainly get their money's worth. He can also help those who have a gambling addiction.

I have an addiction to gambling. Can Dr. Towns help with my gambling addiction?

Yes, Dr. Towns has extensive experience helping people with a gambling addiction. Medication-Assisted Therapy has proven very successful in helping those refrain from addiction.

I am looking for an addiction treatment program for myself and I live in either Sacramento County or San Joaquin County. Can you help me?

Towns Health Services Inc. offers four programs to assist you. If you are looking to enter treatment at Towns Health Services (THS) or Palm Tree Ranch (PTR), Dr. Towns and his team of certified counselors, registered nurses, and mental health specialists work together to provide the highest standard of care to each client. Their belief in personalized care and attention helps them provide clients with exceptional treatment plans that meet their unique needs and circumstances.

What levels of care does THS and PTR offer?

Towns Health Services Inc. offers the full continuum of care and evidence-based drug and alcohol treatment services with a spiritual emphasis, including the complete Hazelden Betty Ford program, the Adult Matrix program, and the Living in Balance program.

Does Dr. Towns accept Medi-Cal or insurance for an addiction consultation?

Dr. Towns does not accept Medi-Cal or private insurance for an addiction consultation which results in a lengthy report that is provided upon completion if you are facing disciplinary action. However, he does accept all other payments including cash or credit.

I was told you accept Medi-Cal for treatment services, how can I get started?

Yes, only our beautiful outpatient treatment programs accept Medi-Cal. Please visit for additional information or call us at (209) 744-9909 to schedule a visit or ask questions. You can also complete the contact me form and a member of our team will contact you!

Where can I learn more about your outpatient programs?

Please click here to learn more about our outpatient services which includes Outpatient (OP), Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization (PHP) at  

Where can I learn more about your inpatient programs?

Palm Tree Ranch (PTR) takes great pride in providing top-notch inpatient treatment facilities at two locations. Our 4-acre ranch in Herald, CA, offers a luxurious setting for recovery, while our inpatient facility in Galt, CA, provides detox and incidental medical services, also catering to individuals with co-occurring disorders. We take pride in delivering the highest standard of care and have earned certification from DHCS and accreditation from JCAHO.

Our luxurious inpatient treatment programs for drug and alcohol addiction provide Detox and Residential Inpatient Treatment Services. To find out more, please visit

Where are you located?

We have four drug and alcohol treatment facilities to serve you, two of which are outpatient, located in Sacramento County and San Joaquin County. We are situated between two major metropolitan regions, Sacramento and Stockton, CA, with the nearest airports being Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and Stockton Metropolitan Airport (STK). Our facility in Sacramento County is located on the southern border, with the nearest major city being Elk Grove, CA. Our other facility is located in San Joaquin County on the northern border, near Stockton, CA located in Lodi, CA.

How can I schedule an appointment for an addiction consultation or for your program?

We look forward to helping you! Please call (209) 744-9909 or request a consultation using the form on this page and a member from our team will be sure to contact you!

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