BRENTWOOD, Tennessee – (BUSINESS WIRE) – May 5, 2021 –
Kentucky ranked third among states with the largest increase in drug overdose deaths in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic according to new federal data. Responding directly to this urgent need, Spero Health, a national leader in providing care to people with substance use disorders, announced the opening of a new clinic in Henderson. The new clinic, located at 1997 Barret Court, will open on Friday May 7 and will offer a combination of in-person visits and telehealth. Spero Health has a growing network of more than 50 clinics across Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and Indiana, providing care to over 9,000 patients. People in need of addiction treatment services are encouraged to come for help or call: 270-458-1956 for more information or to make an appointment. Spero Health accepts KY Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans.
As drug overdose deaths in Kentucky continue to rise, Spero Health remains committed to bringing life-saving treatments to the poorest areas with continued plans for rapid expansion throughout 2021. Speaking of the timing of the openings of new clinics, Spero Health CEO Steve Priest said “More than 450,000 Americans have died of drug overdoses in the past 20 years and our nation’s most vulnerable are at increased risk of relapse or death due to drug addiction. In 2020, we saw the highest number of overdose deaths recorded in a single year with 87,000 deaths. These alarming numbers have increased because people feel uncertainty and instability. They have lost their jobs and experience higher levels of anxiety and depression, leading many to turn to drugs and alcohol for stress relief. Families and friends of loved ones have turned to us as the devastating number of people dying of drug overdoses continues to rise. We feel the urgency for communities to have access to life-saving drug treatment options, and we are working very hard to make this happen in as many places as possible.
To learn more about the services, Spero Health Senior Vice President of Clinical Services David Hayden said, âAs you’ve seen from the latest numbers, addiction affects people of all ages, genders, races. and origins. Recovery is possible for everyone. Spero Health’s goal is to engage patients where they are in their journey and to tailor the program to meet their specific needs so that they can stabilize themselves by enabling interventions to support sustainable recovery efforts. Because it can be a matter of life and death, we want to enable those in need of addiction treatment services to have immediate access to a treatment team made up of doctors, counselors and recovery specialists. , near their place. It is also important that we create pathways in which we connect with those who need help by offering innovative ways of delivering comprehensive services. Virtual appointments are one way of doing this, giving people the ability to keep a close connection with their counselors and doctors online and over the phone, making it easy to get help virtually anywhere they go. find.
Spero Health, Inc., is an integrated health services organization specializing in local and affordable outpatient care for people with substance use disorders with a mission to “Save lives, instill hope and restore relationships.” Spero Health uses an innovative evidence-based integrated care model that combines physical and behavioral health services under one roof to treat the whole patient. This integrated model of care combines medical services (including drug therapy), behavioral health counseling, recovery support services, medication management, and patient and family education. Its community-based approach to treatment allows patients to continue working and caring for their families while overcoming their addiction.
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, and owned by Heritage Group, Health Velocity Capital, South Central, Inc. and Frist Cressey Ventures, Spero Health operates more than 50 outpatient clinics located in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia and Tennessee. Providing care to over 9,000 patients, Spero is one of the largest opioid in-office providers in the country and is networked with Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans.
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