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New Rutland opioid treatment center opens

RUTLAND—Bradford Psychiatric Associates (BPA) has assumed management of the former Green Mountain Family Medicine Clinic in Rutland and White River Junction. The office-based outpatient treatment clinics provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for patients seeking recovery from opioid use disorder. Between its Rutland and White River Junction offices, the Bradford clinic currently has more than 100 slots available for patients. Group and individual therapies are offered at both locations. Treatment includes buprenorphine, naltrexone or Vivitrol.
Both the Rutland and White River Junction clinics feature full staffs including licensed alcohol and drug counselors, nursing staff, administrative staff and physicians.
Bradford Psychiatric Associates accepts Green Mountain Care as well as the majority of private insurance policies. Admission criteria for the BPA outpatient program include:
Individual has a documented history of pathological substance use disorder patterns.
Individual is at least 18 years of age and out of high school.
Individual is not currently suffering from a mental disorder or psychological impairment that will prohibit participation in an outpatient co-occurring addictions treatment program.
Individual has not exhibited a history of behavior that would jeopardize the safety of the clinical community.
Individual is not currently suicidal or homicidal.
“We’re very excited about opening our doors to help a community desperately in need of MAT programs,” said Dr. Fred Hesse, medical director. “We hope to be able to alleviate some of the wait-list pressure given the opiate crisis around the state. Our goal is to provide clinically indicated individual and/or group therapy to ensure that each patient has the greatest possibility of success as they pursue their goals in recovery.”
Dr. Hesse, M.D., is an American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) board-certified physician and brings more than 30 years’ experience as an addiction specialist to Bradford Psychiatric Associates. In addition to having ASAM board certification, Dr. Hesse is also a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Individuals can receive psychiatric evaluation diagnostic and treatment services from BPA as deemed necessary and/or clinically advisable. The BPA clinical team for appropriateness for treatment services admission will review all referrals with co-occurring status.
The BPA clinical team will review all complicated cases with referral sources and/or clinical providers to ensure admission decisions reflect the best interests of the individual and the clinical community.
For acceptance into the BPA program or to set up an appointment, contact the Rutland clinic at 802-775-7798 or the White River Junction clinic at 802-381-6363. All inquiries are confidential, adhering to HIPAA protocols and CFR 42 Part 2.

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