How do I join? Interested persons who want to engage in or learn about treatment just need to knock on the door. Then they talk to staff about the available services and, if desired and appropriate, they immediately do an intake and are admitted into the program.
We maintain the following program requirements for participation:
Agree that you are not actively taking prescribed or non-prescribed methadone due to safety reasons.
Agree to rapid oral toxicology swab with each visit (this has been suspended due to COVID). The swab results in less than 20 min and provides same day results.
Agree to be respectful to staff and other clients.
Agree to take your suboxone as prescribed by a BHLI provider.
Agree to keep your suboxone in a safe, protected place.• Agree to be honest with your substance use and substance use history.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW FOR YOUR FIRST VISIT: Existing patients have first priority for being seen, and after that we operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. After you join the program, YOU will become an existing patient and receive that same benefit!
Identification and health insurance are not required but helpful. If you have ID and/or health insurance, please bring this information with you. There is always a chance you might not be able to be seen if it is a busy day and we have many existing clients waiting to be seen. We advise that if you are new, to come early to increase your chances of being seen. *Before you arrive, please check our Facebook page to see if we are operating in-person or via phone that day.*
We offer the following services: Services available include primary care screening, assessment for mental health/substance use disorders, assessment for buprenorphine and also risk for HIV/Hepatitis C. Information about overdose prevention and Naloxone are also provided. If intake is not appropriate, a referral is made. Patients who are enrolled, receive a prescription for buprenorphine that can be filled and delivered that day.
We have a great team that works on an on-going to assist individuals with insurance, housing, and other barriers to treatment. Our Outreach Team also conducts regular Wellness Checks via phone call with patients, just to check in and assess needs.