Health Care Resource Centers New Bedford
Health Care Resource Centers New Bedford provides medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in southeastern Massachusetts. We specialize in treating opioid use disorder with methadone and buprenorphine. Our counselors also offer a wide array of group therapy options and individual counseling services. Patients may browse our group counseling catalog to choose sessions that will help them along most in their recovery.
HCRC New Bedford works with other community providers to give patients comprehensive care. We partner with the Greater New Bedford Opioid Task Force and many other local agencies.
At HCRC New Bedford, every patient has a personalized treatment plan. We will work with you to find a recovery strategy that covers all aspects of your addiction. Your care team of doctors, nurses, counselors and social workers will help you work toward an opioid-free life.
MAT programs combine medication with therapy to reduce withdrawal symptoms and assist with the emotional aspects of addiction. At HCRC New Bedford, we provide methadone and buprenorphine treatment.
Methadone has more than 50 years of use in the field of opioid addiction treatment. Experts call it the “gold standard” of MAT because of its effectiveness. When you take methadone at the recommended dose, it helps you feel fewer withdrawal symptoms. It also blocks the euphoric effects of other opioid drugs. These effects make it easier to focus on recovery and build coping skills.
Buprenorphine is a newer drug than methadone, and it provides different advantages. While methadone treatment requires initial daily visits to our clinic, you can take buprenorphine at home from the start. You and your clinician will decide whether you need the structure of a methadone program or would benefit more from buprenorphine.
At HCRC New Bedford, we know how important it is to get treatment when you need it most, which is why we now provide treatment on demand. On Tuesdays, new patients who walk into our clinic for treatment will meet with a counselor and a doctor and receive their first dose of medication on the same day.
Patients do not need an appointment to be seen on Tuesdays, but individuals who walk in must arrive by 6:30 pm because we see patients on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about treatment on demand, call our clinic.
HCRC New Bedford now offers the exclusive Sonara Health take-home medication program, a tech-enabled solution that helps build patient and provider trust while expanding access to increased home medications following federal and state regulations.
Patients interested in participating in the program must meet certain eligibility criteria. Call our clinic to learn more about the Sonara Health program.
Patients who use our services also participate in one-on-one and group therapy. Evidence shows that combining MAT with counseling helps patients maintain their treatment.
Our individual therapy services give patients a space to talk about the emotional aspects of their addiction. Many people with opioid use disorder have underlying causes behind their condition related to mental health. Your counselor will help you understand your thoughts and feelings about opioids and teach you coping skills. They will partner with you to help you get back to living a fulfilling life.
When you receive our care, you will also take part in group therapy sessions. One of our trained counselors will guide a discussion about your recovery journey. You will share your experiences and progress with patients who understand your situation. Group therapy lets you find solidarity with people who have the same goals as you.
We understand that the recovery process also happens outside the clinic. To provide further assistance to patients and the community, we also offer:
Patients who take the SRTA bus can ride the NB2 to the North Front Street and Kilburn Street stop to reach our clinic. You can find us at the end of Kilburn Street. If you have eligible insurance, you can also get to our location via the PT-1. We have on-site parking available for patients who drive, as well.
We welcome anyone who needs more information about our services or wants to schedule an
appointment to contact us. You may fill out our online form or call us at 508-979-1122.