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    ​Centers of Excellence

    Pennsylvania has the third-highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the country in 2017 (CDC). Many people at the highest risk for an overdose death have an OUD, however, only approximately 20% access treatment. Access to and capacity of evidence-based OUD treatment, including Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is limited, which delays and can prevent individuals from entering into treatment programs (SAMHSA). Alongside treatment, many other services are needed to keep the individual healthy, safe, and well, such as housing, transportation, child care, and employment training. 

    In 2016, Governor Tom Wolf introduced the Centers of Excellence for Opioid Use Disorder (COE) as one solution to the growing overdose crisis within the state, as well as a solution to the barrier of engaging and retaining clients with OUD in treatment. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) selected 45 centers including primary care practices, hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers, substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers, and single county authorities. The COEs were designed to engage the community to identify all persons with OUD and make sure every person with OUD achieves optimal health. This means COEs take care of the whole person, including OUD treatment, physical health treatment such as diabetes management, and mental health treatment such as anxiety or depression treatment. It also means that COEs provides hand-in-hand support to every person with OUD, including providing every person with OUD a peer who helps the person process all steps in the recovery process and providing every person with a community based care management team who helps the person identify, organize, obtain, and sustain treatment/non-treatment resources. 

    Ensuring every person with OUD achieves optimal health involves the coordination of care across multiple domains, including physical, mental, and behavioral health and social needs including job training, housing and transportation support, education services, and childcare, among others. The COEs offer a variety of services on-site, while others are made available to clients through community partners. 

    All 45 COEs across the commonwealth have also created community-based care management teams to assist with care coordination and recovery support for their clients. The community-based care management teams consist of a diverse group of providers including Licensed Clinical Social Workers, counselors, Certified Recovery Specialists, nurses, peer navigators, care managers, and physicians. The care management teams work together to ensure that clients' care is coordinated across all domains and that all treatment and non-treatment needs are addressed, either through on-site services or through referrals. The individual also engages with recovery support personnel who walk side-by-side with clients through their recovery journey. Recovery support personnel are integral members of the care management team and often provide support for clients during off hours and weekends.

    Gov. Wolf's administration is working to provide real solutions to save lives and help people get the treatment they need to live long, productive lives. For more information about opioid addiction services in Pennsylvania, click here

    RESOURCES


    LIST OF LOCATIONS: 

    • Allegheny Health Network - Pittsburgh, PA (four locations) 
    • AIDS Care Group/Sharon Hill Medical - Sharon Hill, PA (two locations)
    • Alliance Medical Services - Johnstown, PA
    • Butler Memorial Hospital - Butler, PA (two locations) 
    • The CARE Center, Inc. - Washington, PA
    • CASA of Livingston County/Trinity - Sayre, PA
    • Clearfield-Jefferson Drug & Alcohol Commission - DuBois, PA
    • Total Wellness LLC Clean Slate - Wilkes-Barre, PA
    • Total Wellness LLC Clean Slate - Williamsport, PA
    • Total Wellness LLC Clean Slate - Scranton, PA
    • Clinical Outcomes Group, Inc. - Pottsville, PA
    • Community Health & Dental Care, Inc. - Pottstown, PA (two locations) 
    • Crossroads Counseling, Inc. - Williamsport, PA
    • Crossroads Counseling, Inc. - Lock Haven, PA
    • Crossroads Counseling, Inc. - State College, PA
    • Crossroads Counseling, Inc. - Wellsboro, PA
    • Crozer-Keystone Health System - Chester, PA
    • Esper Treatment Group - Erie, PA
    • Family First Health Corporation - York, PA
    • Family Service Association of Bucks County - Langhorne, PA
    • Gateway Rehabilitation Center - Aliquippa, PA
    • Geisinger - Bloomsburg, PA
    • Geisinger - Scranton, PA
    • Geisinger - Wilkes-Barre, PA
    • Geisinger - Williamsport, PA
    • Habit OPCO Dunmore Comprehensive Treatment Center - Dunmore, PA
    • Hamilton Health Center - Harrisburg, PA
    • Highlands Hospital - Connellsville, PA
    • Lancaster General Hospital - Lancaster, PA
    • Magee - Women's Hospital of UPMC - Pittsburgh, PA
    • Magee - Women's Hospital of UPMC - Beaver Falls, PA
    • Magee - Women's Hospital of UPMC - Butler, PA
    • Magee - Women's Hospital of UPMC - Clairton, PA
    • Magee - Women's Hospital of UPMC - Monroeville, PA
    • Maternal Addiction Treatment, Education, & Research - Philadelphia, PA (two locations) 
    • Pennsylvania Care LLC d/b/a Miners Medical - Ashley, PA 
    • Mon Valley Community Health Services, Inc. - Monessen, PA 
    • Mt. Pocono Medical - Mt. Pocono, PA
    • Narcotic Addiction Recovery Program of Thomas Jefferson University - Philadelphia, PA
    • New Directions Treatment Services - Wyomissing, PA
    • Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley - Easton, PA
    • Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley - Allentown, PA
    • Pathways to Housing PA - Philadelphia, PA
    • Pennsylvania Counseling Services Allison Hill - Harrisburg, PA
    • Pennsylvania Counseling Services York Psychiatric - York, PA
    • Penn Foundation, Inc. - Sellersville, PA
    • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center - Philadelphia, PA
    • Public Health Management Corporation - Philadelphia, PA (five locations)
    • TW Ponessa & Associates Counseling Services, Inc. - Lancaster, PA
    • Pyramid Healthcare, Inc. - Altoona, PA 
    • Resources for Human Development/Montgomery County Methadone Center - Norristown, PA
    • Tadiso, Inc. - Pittsburgh, PA
    • Temple University - Philadelphia, PA
    • Tower Health Reading Hospital - West Reading, PA
    • Treatment Trends, Inc. - Allentown, PA (three locations) 
    • University of Pittsburgh Physicians General Internal Medicine Clinic - Pittsburgh, PA
    • Wedge Medical Center - Philadelphia, PA
    • UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital - Pittsburgh, PA
    • The Wright Center for Primary Care Mid Valley - Jermyn, PA
    • The Wright Center for Primary Care Clarks Summit - Clarks Summit, PA
    • The Wright Center for Primary Care Ryan White Infectious Disease Clinic - Scranton, PA
    • The Wright Center Medical Group - Scranton, PA
    • The Wright Center Together in Health School-Based Health Services - Scranton, PA