Spero Health, a CARF-accredited organization and leader in outpatient addiction treatment, announced the opening of their first Indianapolis clinic. The Indianapolis Spero Health Clinic located at 8202 Clearvista Parkway Building #6 Suite D has started seeing new patients — no appointment is necessary. Dr. Darrin Mangicarne, the Central Indiana Spero Health Medical Director and the current President of the Indiana Society of Addiction Medicine, will be the lead physician at this clinic.
To ensure access to care is not an issue, Spero Health accepts Indiana Medicaid and participates with select commercial insurance plans.
“Thousands of patients have turned to Spero Health for help as they begin their recovery journey, and we feel it is critical for Indianapolis to have access to local, high-quality care as the numbers of individuals who die from addiction-related disease worsens every year,” said Steve Priest, CEO.
“Our approach is designed to provide rapid access to care in order to treat this chronic disease, making it possible to see patients the very same day they seek treatment. Individuals need a local option so they can remain in their communities developing life skills in order to continue working and caring for their families,” Priest added.
Spero Health’s mission is to “Save Lives, Instill Hope and Restore Relationships.” Its integrated approach uniquely combines both physical and behavioral healthcare services under one roof to treat the whole patient. This approach incorporates physician office visits, behavioral health counseling, recovery support services and patient and family education. Spero Health provides local and affordable care for more than 5,300 fellow human beings with 23 clinics throughout Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. The Indianapolis location will be the third Spero Health clinic in the state of Indiana.
Indiana is one of four states where the fatal drug overdose rate has more than quadrupled since 1999, according to Indiana University researchers. The total cost of drug overdoses in Indiana exceeds $1 billion a year in medical expenses and lost earnings, according to a study last year by Indiana University’s Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health.
“Addiction cannot be fought alone, and we look forward to becoming a community healthcare partner in Indianapolis so that individuals and their families have a place to turn for help, for hope and for healing,” said Priest.