Orange – Behavioral Health Network (BHN) has partnered with the Community Health Center of Franklin County (CHCFC) to help those struggling with opioid dependence. The new Orange Opioid Treatment Program is located at 119 New Athol Road, Suite 210 at a co-location within CHCFC’s newest facility.
The two building, 22,000-square-foot health center provides medical and dental care and nutritional advice along with behavioral health and substance abuse treatment.
BHN’s Orange Opioid Treatment Program provides methadone treatment for individuals 18 and older, seven days a week in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies to provide a holistic approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.
The Clinic is open Monday to Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and Dosing Hours are Monday to Friday, 5:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. CHCFC will continue to offer buprenorphine and injectable naltrexone to aid those in recovery.
Methadone is a medication approved by the FDA to treat opioid use disorder. When taken as prescribed, methadone is safe and effective and helps individuals achieve and sustain recovery and to reclaim active and meaningful lives.
BHN’s President and CEO Steve Winn said, “BHN is extremely pleased to be partnering with CHCFC to provide this much needed, and life-saving service. Opioid addiction continues to plague our communities and the new Orange clinic allows BHN to provide more access to medication-assisted treatment to more people in need of assistance.”
Dr. Ruth Potee, Medical Director for substance use disorders at BHN, said, “This will be the first rural methadone clinic in the state. Methadone is one of the most effective treatments for Opioid Use Disorder. We are pleased the patients and families in North Quabbin now have ready access to this life-saving medication.”
CHCFC’s CEO Allison van der Velden said, “We are very excited to partner with BHN’s Opioid Treatment Program. The Community Health Center is dedicated to lowering barriers for people so they can access the full scope of health services and support that they need. Whether entering care through CHCFC or BHN, patients will have better access to the services of both partners.”
For more information about the new Orange Opioid Treatment Program, call (978) 674-7240. Most insurance plans are accepted.
BHN offers a full continuum of care and services for those in addiction recovery. Recovery programs include acute treatment, residential recovery homes, clinical stabilization, transitional support services, outpatient treatment, recovery coaching and driver alcohol education services through the Massachusetts Impaired Driver Program.
About BHN: BHN has been providing behavioral health services to children and families in Western Massachusetts since 1938. The agency provides community-based services that include innovative, integrated whole-health models as well as traditional clinical and outpatient and therapeutic services, day treatment, addiction services, crisis intervention and residential supports.