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Rapid Access Program now in Tuscarawas County


Rapid Access Program now in Tuscarawas County

Immediate Walk-in Visits for Substance Use Disorder clients

Berea, Ohio January 17, 2023 – OhioGuidestone, the state’s leader in community behavioral health care, has added Tuscarawas County to its Rapid Access Program. This means anyone with substance use disorder can get immediate help without an appointment by walking into OhioGuidestone’s outpatient center at 1433 5th Street Northwest in New Philadelphia between 9am and 12pm on Tuesdays. Service hours will expand as the program progresses.

OhioGuidestone President and CEO, Brant Russell says, “The goal of the Rapid Access Program is to remove the barriers that get in the way of substance use treatment and recovery.” One of those barriers is having to wait for an appointment.

Under Rapid Access, someone seeking help can meet with an OhioGuidestone nurse or nurse practitioner for an assessment and begin treatment right away. If they are a candidate for Medication Assisted Treatment, a provider will review the assessment and may prescribe medication that same day.

Pam Trimmer, who oversees operations in Tuscarawas County says, “Medication Assisted Treatment is one part of the larger overall substance use recovery plan, but it’s a crucial step for many and now a step that can be taken immediately through the Rapid Access Program.”

Trimmer adds, “We provide a full continuum of substance use services in Tuscarawas County, including prevention, peer recovery supports, psychotherapy, intensive outpatient services, medication assisted treatment, residential treatment, and recovery housing.”

Rapid Access is already in place in several other counties serviced by OhioGuidestone, including:

  • Medina County: Outpatient Counseling Center, 246 Northland Drive, Medina, Ohio 44256 Wednesdays 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Hancock County: Outpatient Counseling Center, 1624 Tiffin Avenue, Suite D, Findlay, Ohio 45840 Mondays, and Fridays 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Lucas County: 1832 Adams Street, Toledo, OH 43604

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