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For Primary Care Providers

We are committed to collaborating with you to provide the best outcomes for patients with substance use disorders. We are also invested in sharing knowledge and best practices with local providers.

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Getting Your Patient Assessed for a Substance Use Disorder

We now offer open access for substance use disorder assessments. Please have your patient come to 10 Mitchell Avenue, Binghamton, NY 13903 for an assessment. They can drop in anytime between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. No appointment is necessary but we do ask that they call 607-762-2901 to pre-register. If you have questions about open access times, please call 607-762-2901. Please ask your patient to bring a picture ID and insurance card to their appointment.

To ensure patient confidentiality, comply with federal law, and improve our communication with you, please download and fax a completed Title 42 release to 607-762-2001 when you refer a patient for an assessment.

Referring Patients to the Medication-Assisted Treatment Program (Methadone Clinic)

What is a Methadone Clinic?

A methadone clinic or opioid treatment program is a licensed and accredited program that offers observed daily dosing of medication for addiction treatment in conjunction with psychosocial treatment and case management services. Our Medication-Assisted Treatment program (methadone clinic) dispenses either methadone or Suboxone® (buprenorphine/naloxone) to patients with opioid use disorder.

Pregnant Patients

Pregnant patients with opioid use disorder are given priority for admission to the Medication-Assisted Treatment program (methadone clinic) and are offered enrollment in our comprehensive pregnancy program.

Suboxone® (Buprenorphine/Naloxone) Induction or Stabilization

If you are a UHS primary care provider, or a regional provider with whom we have a relationship, we will accept your patient into our Medication-Assisted Treatment program (methadone clinic) for Suboxone® (buprenorphine/naloxone) induction and/or stabilization. Once your patient is clinically stable, we will refer them back to you for ongoing care.

How to Refer

To protect patient confidentiality and comply with federal law, you must download and fax a completed Title 42 release to 607-762-2028 prior to discussing any patient case. Once your fax is received, our clinical staff will call you to coordinate an admission date and time, if appropriate. Please call 607-762-2800 with questions.

Increase Your Confidence in Suboxone® (Buprenorphine/Naloxone) Prescribing

Shadowing

Providers interested in shadowing our physicians to gain comfort and confidence in safely and effectively prescribing Suboxone® (buprenorphine/naloxone) can call Kelly Grady at 607-762-2172 to make arrangements.

Multidisciplinary Case Conferences

We are here to help you improve care quality and delivery for patients with chronic pain and/or addiction.  Every Friday from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., UHS primary care providers are invited to discuss de-identified cases with our multidisciplinary team of providers from pain medicine, addiction medicine, pharmacy, and social work.  Primary care providers often bring cases with unexpected drug screen results, patients co-prescribed opioids and benzodiazepines, or patients prescribed high-dose opioid therapy for chronic noncancer pain or Suboxone® (buprenorphine/naloxone) for opioid use disorder.  We work with you during our conversation to generate evidence-based and patient-centered approaches to improve patient engagement, retention, and functional outcomes.  If you would like to present a case, please contact Kelly Grady at 607-762-2172 to make arrangements.

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