UMass Memorial to Provide Mobile Addiction Services
UMass Memorial Healthcare, a New England Council member headquartered in Worcester, MA, has been selected by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) to be a provider of Mobile Addiction service vans.
UMass Memorial is one of five providers of this mobile addiction treatment program. The vans will bring primary care, addiction medication, naloxone distribution and training, syringe exchange, and access to long-term care options to high-risk communities. UMass Memorial will receive $350,000 annually to provide these services, starting July 1, 2020.
“Offering low threshold, low barrier access to treatment, clinical care and harm reduction services is crucial,” said Deirdre Calvert, Director of DPH’s Bureau of Substance Addiction Services. “These vans will provide additional access and help us to connect with individuals we’ve been unable to reach before.”