Spero Health has announced plans to open their newest addiction treatment clinic in Hopkinsville, KY as part of the organization’s quick response to the growing need for expanded services as communities continue to see an increase in drug overdose deaths. CARF -accredited and community based, Spero Health is a national leader in providing care for individuals struggling with substance use disorders and will bring affordable, high quality addiction treatment services through a combination of telehealth and in-person visit options at this new clinic. Located at 111Susan Avenue, it is set to open its doors on December 1st. The new Hopkinsville Clinic joins a network of more than 45 Spero Health locations throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and Indiana, providing care for more than 8,400 patients each month. To ensure access to care is not a barrier to treatment, Spero Health accepts Kentucky Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans. Individuals who need addiction treatment services are encouraged to call: 270-962-2255 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
The Hopkinsville, KY Spero Health clinic is one of 16 new clinics the organization has opened this year across 5 states to meet the high demand for access to addiction treatment services close to home and easily accessible. Speaking about these new clinics Spero Health’s CEO, Steve Priest said, “As our public health system continues to battle one crises with COVID-19, we can’t afford to ignore another one which has had a devastating and deadly impact on our communities for years. Alarming rates of overdose deaths have spiked because people are struggling with increased uncertainty and instability. It has aggravated psychological issues, and many people have turned to drugs and alcohol to ease the stress. As we go into the winter months, we feel it is critical for communities to have access to life-saving addiction treatment options during this time, and we are working very hard to make that happen.”
Coroners and emergency responders around the nation are reporting spikes in overdose calls and deaths. The state of Kentucky had almost as many overdose deaths by the end of August as it had in all of 2019. “In order to combat the urgent need, we are bringing a community based transformative addiction treatment care model to Hopkinsville that will improve social and economic outcomes for those at risk. Like all public health crises, addiction cannot be fought alone. We look forward to working with community partners to decrease the gaps that exist for individuals needing immediate access to high quality care, and we know this new Hopkinsville clinic will be one solution for that,” said Priest.
Discussing the importance of flexibility of care, 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. As many continue to take precautions to be socially distant and isolate, it is important that we create avenues in which we connect with those that need help and to provide innovative ways to deliver comprehensive services during this pandemic. Virtual appointments are one way we are doing this, giving people the opportunity to keep close connections with their counselors and physicians’ on-line and over the phone making it easy to get help from essentially anywhere they are. Because it can be a matter of life and death, we want to make it as easy as we can for those that need addiction treatment services to have quick access, locally.”
About Spero Health
Spero Health, Inc., is an integrated healthcare services organization specializing in local and affordable outpatient care for individuals suffering from substance use disorders with a mission to “Save Lives, Instill Hope, and Restore Relationships.” Spero Health utilizes an innovative evidence-based integrated care model that combines both physical and behavioral healthcare services under one roof to treat the whole patient. This integrated care model combines physician services (including medication-assisted treatment), behavioral health counseling, recovery support services, medication management and patient and family education. Its community-based approach to treatment allows patients to continue working and caring for their families as they overcome addiction.
Based in Nashville, Tenn. and privately held by Heritage Group, Health Velocity Capital, South Central, Inc. and Frist Cressey Ventures, Spero Health operates more than 45 outpatient clinics located throughout Kentucky, Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia and Tennessee. Providing care for more than 8,400 patients each month, Spero is one of the largest office-based opioid treatment providers in the country and is in-network with Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans.