Continuing its response to the high demand for addiction treatment services during the pandemic, Spero Health, a national leader in providing care for individuals struggling with substance use disorders, announced today that it will open a new clinic in Murray, KY. The new clinic will bring affordable, high quality addiction treatment services through a combination of telehealth and in-person visit options. Located at 106 North 6th Street, it is slated to open on June 18th. Spero Health, a CARF-accredited, community-based organization operates more than 35 clinics located throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee, and provides care for more than 7,000 patients each month. Spero Health accepts Kentucky Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans. Individuals who need addiction treatment services are encouraged to call: 270-638-0004 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Spero Health CEO Steve Priest said, “As a graduate of Murray State University, I am honored that our team is able to bring this important life-saving care to the Murray community as we continue to see a growing need for access to addiction treatment services. While our public health system is battling one crisis, we cannot afford to overlook another one which has had a grave impact on our communities for years. We have seen and are anticipating a greater need for behavioral health care services as the drug epidemic has been made worse through the pandemic with the increase in substance abuse due to the rise of unemployment and other psychological distress.”
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse 67,367 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2018 – more than 1,300 of those were Kentuckians. “As the drug epidemic evolves and new patterns emerge, we want to bring a transformative addiction treatment model that will improve social and economic outcomes for those at risk. Like all public health crises, addiction cannot be fought alone. We need to decrease the gaps that exist for individuals needing immediate access to high quality care, and we know this new Murray clinic will be one solution for that,” said Priest.
Discussing the importance of flexibility of care in addiction treatment, VP of Clinical Services for Spero Health, David Hayden said, “Addiction is a complex disease and it affects people of all ages, genders, races and backgrounds. It is critical that we continue to provide avenues in which we connect with those that need help and to provide innovative ways to deliver comprehensive services while we weather this pandemic. Virtual appointments is one way we do this, giving people the opportunity to keep close connections with their counselors and physicians on-line and over the phone.”