New outpatient addiction treatment clinics opening in Woodstock, Front Royal, Winchester

A new health clinic opening in Woodstock on Friday will offer comprehensive outpatient addiction treatment services.

The business at 110 E. High St., Suite B, is one of three area locations that Spero Health is opening around the area.

The other two — at 704 Baker Lane, Suite 4, in Winchester, and 315 W. 10th St., Suite B in Front Royal — are slated to open on March 23 and March 26, respectively.

The company, based in Kentucky, chose the northern Shenandoah Valley because of the need for more addiction treatment services and corresponding mental health counseling, said Spero Health Woodstock Facility Administrator Richard “Rick” Kerby.

“There’s a real need,” he said.

Kerby said that’s especially true in Warren and Shenandoah counties, where he said that patients needing this level of outpatient addiction treatment would otherwise need to drive to Winchester, which isn’t always an option for people.

“We’re treating the whole patient,” he said.

Services include medical therapy with group counseling and care coordination, he said. The clinics also offer assistance to patients with other needs, such as housing, transportation and jobs.

Each area office will have a staff of four or five, including a facility administrator, a care coordinator, a counselor with an LPC or LCSW, and a provider who’s either a physician or a nurse practitioner. A medical assistant will help schedule appointments and run the front desk in Woodstock, in addition to performing medical support such as drawing blood.