Lifeline is SSTAR’s Outpatient Methadone program. The main purpose of the program is to assist persons whose lives are disrupted or at serious risk of disruption through the use of opiates
Lifeline is an outpatient opioid treatment program of SSTAR. The goal of the program is to provide evaluation, treatment, and continuum of services to all who seek services regardless of their socioeconomic or health status. Lifeline provides treatment with medical staff specializing in opioid addiction and to offer clinical specialized treatment for all substance disorders, mental health, domestic violence and other types of trauma.
Lifeline provides daily dosing of Methadone and individualized outpatient services. All patients receive their daily Methadone dosing, medical services, individual, group, couples, and family counseling. Numerous case management services along with referrals are incorporated into treatment. Services are provided by licensed nursing staff along with trained clinical staff. Patients are assessed at admission by the medical director and follow up appointments are scheduled throughout treatment. The clinical staff focus on the individual patient needs along with including family and other outside agencies to better enhance their treatment.
Lifeline is fully integrated with SSTAR’s health center, outpatient psychiatric services, and inpatient units.
Lifeline’s hours of operations are:
Office Monday through Friday from 5:30am to 4pm
Clinical Service Hours:
Monday through Friday 5:30am to 4pm
Monday through Friday 5:45am to 12pm
Weekends/Holidays 5:45am to 10:45am
Phone number: 508-235-5010
Lisa Garcia, Program Director
Phone number: 774-627-2087
Email: [email protected]
How do I enroll in Methadone services?
Patients are to present to SSTAR’s Opioid Triage Center for a walk in assessment.
What are your dosing hours?
We do Monday through Friday from 5:45am to 12pm, Weekends/holidays 5:45am to 10:45am.
How can I receive a dose evaluation?
Patients are to see their clinician for an assessment, complete a medical assessment, once the assessment is complete, the medical director will review for appropriate Methadone dose change.
Are counseling services required?
Yes all patients are required to attend individual counseling once enrolled in Methadone.
How often is the doctor onsite?
The doctor is onsite Monday through Thursday will flex hours.
How can I see a psychiatric provider within SSTAR?
Patients are referred to the Lifeline Expediter to start the referral process. Appointments are made for patients with the coordination of Lifeline and SSTAR’s Ambulatory Program.
Who do I see to apply for take home medication?
See your primary clinician to review the criteria for take home doses. The clinician submits an application for the Take Home Committee to review.
Who is the Take Home Committee?
The committee consists of the Medical Director, Program Director, and the Nurse Manager.
I would like to thank every staff member. They were all extremely helpful and supportive. I’ve never been to a program where every member of the staff had an impact on my life until now. Thank you so much!–
Thank you to Theresa, Shea, Julie, dr.k, and marry, you guys have made a huge impact on my life and I deeply appreciate that, thank you so much for being here for us to help improve our lives and emotions!–
Well everyone. I’ve been at this for a while and so have many. Ya get used to getting let down. N that was my story, just get used to getting let down. But they restored my hope in professional psychiatric help. Theresa, Doreen, Julie, Becky, Mary, and everyone else are 1000% all in and are very sophisticated in their approach.–
Thank you to the entire fourth floor employees here at star in the partial hospitalization program they are all amazing! My second time here and they really have helped me Thank you so much–
Thank you for everything that you have helped me deal with in my life I feel this program has given me a better perspective on my emotional state and the actions that are/nor followed by them I would recommend this program highly for people struggling w/maintenance of mental stability and their barriers that come between their success.–
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September Employee of The Month
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