The Doorway-NH in Concord

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Published on January 08, 2019

The Doorway-NH in Concord

Hub & Spoke Strategy to Address Opioid Crisis

On January 7, 2019, nearly 120 people attended a community forum held at Concord Hospital to learn about ‘The Doorway-NH’ in Concord, a partnership between Concord Hospital and Riverbend Community Mental Health.

The Doorway, one of nine throughout New Hampshire, has been established as part of the State’s new Hub and Spoke strategy to address the opioid crisis. The State’s goal is to have every person in New Hampshire within 60 minutes of a place that can provide immediate access to assessment and evaluation for substance misuse and serve as a gateway to a system of care that will seamlessly meet each individual’s needs.

Attendees at the forum included first responders, medical providers, community members, government officials and more.

The Doorway, located at Riverbend Community Mental Health, 40 Pleasant Street in Concord, coordinates substance misuse treatment and provides immediate access to assessment and treatment for those struggling with substance misuse including opioid use.

Services offered at The Doorway include:

  • Screening and comprehensive assessment;
  • Evaluation for substance misuse and mental health services;
  • Connection to ongoing services including outpatient and inpatient treatment, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), peer support services, mental health services, primary care connection, and services that manage social supports such as housing, food banks, etc.;
  • Care coordination;
  • Naloxone (opioid overdose reversal medication) kits and education in their use;
  • Financial assistance vouchers for flexible funds to meet emergent needs such as transportation, childcare, medication co-pays, deductibles and other services not covered by traditional insurance, such as acupuncture.

To learn more or to access immediate help and support, call 211 or (844) 888-6882.