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.
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