Frontage Road Methadone Clinic – 300 Frontage Road – New Location…

Frontage Road Methadone Clinic – Closing After 40 Years

Frontage Road Methadone Clinic

Frontage Road Methadone Clinic

The Frontage Road Methadone Clinic located on 300 Frontage Road will be closing the doors to Opioid addicts as a result of cost cutting measures. The Boston Board of Health voted almost unanimously 6 to 1 in favor of shutting down the Frontage Road Methadone Clinic.

300 Frontage Road Methadone Clinic > Bay Cove 66 Canal St.

The one vote against closing the Frontage Road Methadone Clinic was cast by Celia Wcislo, vice president of Local 1199 of the Service Employees International Union.

According to health officials, the city wants to redirect the clinic’s budget to Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s proposed Office of Recovery Services. The mayor, a recovering alcoholic, made strengthening the city’s support network for substance abusers a cornerstone of his campaign.

[important]** primary replacement for 300 Frontage Road Methadone Clinic **[/important]

Bay Cove Human Services Treatment Center
66 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 371-3040

Barbara Ferrer, Executive Director – Public Health Commission

Barbara Ferrer Frontage Road Methadone Clinic

Barbara Ferrer Frontage Road Methadone Clinic

Barbara Ferrer, executive director of the city’s Public Health Commission,, of the $2.4 million operating cost for the Frontage Road Methadone Clinic, “Is not necessarily what the health department should be doing with scarce resources.”

Ferrer said that the service will not end until a high quality replacement for the Frontage Road Methadone Clinic is found.

“We have no intention of ever signing off on anything that would compromise our ability to offer a great service,” she said.

Frontage Road Methadone Clinic – To Be Suffolk County House of Correction

Rita Nieves, director of addiction services for the Boston Public Health Commission, said that the 300 Frontage Road Methadone Clinic clients are expected to transfer to the Suffolk County House of Correction at South Bay by July 1.

“This is a complex transaction, and we will work this plan until the last client has been transferred,” Nieves said. “We’re not married to a particular date. . . . The more important thing here is that the transfer happens with no interruption” in service.

Frontage Road Methadone Clinic Closing

Methadone

Methadone is a synthetic narcotic used for treating opiate addicts. Methadone works by reducing the cravings that an addict has for opiates like heroin or other strong pain-killers such as oxycodone or dilaudid.

At least one of the current clinicians at the Frontage Road Methadone Clinic was concerned about the timing of the proposal and its potential consequences. They asked to not be named for fear of retribution and said,

“We’re in the middle of a heroin epidemic,” the employee said. “The clients are unraveling because they’re not sure if their insurance will cover the treatment.”

Frontage Road Methadone Clinic – Methadone Clinics

Boston Methadone Clinics

[important]** Primary For 300 Frontage Road Methadone Clinic **[/important]

Bay Cove Human Services Treatment Center
66 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 371-3040

[warning]Nearby Alternate Locations to 300 Frontage Road Methadone Clinic[/warning]

VA Boston Health Care System – Methadone Program
251 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 248-1006

CRC Health – Boston
99 Topeka Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 442-1499

Boston Public Health Commission Opioid Treatment Services Program
774 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 534-5554

 

 

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