SaVida Health has opened a new outpatient treatment facility in Abingdon, Virginia.
SaVida provides outpatient medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for drug and alcohol use disorders. The company operates at least 18 treatment centers across five states, including Vermont, Massachusetts, Ohio, Virginia and Delaware.
The new center, which will serve communities in Southwest Virginia, marks SaVida’s fifth location in the state. It will accept Medicaid, Medicare and commercial insurance, according to a press release announcing the news.
Broadly, MAT combines medication, counseling and behavioral therapies to help people recover from alcohol and drug addiction. When used correctly, MAT has proven to keep people in treatment while also reducing relapses and criminal activity, studies have shown.
SaVida provides clients with a customizable, individualized care focused on the whole person. In addition to prescriptions, the program also offers clients medical care, counseling and case management, in addition to addressing social determinants of health such as homelessness and unemployment, according to the press release.
“It can be difficult for patients and families dealing with dependency or addiction to find treatment options that take insurance and have appointment availability,” Andy Ward, Vice President of SaVida Health, said in the press release. “It can be harder still to find a treatment option where you feel comfortable and where you are confident in the quality of clinical care you are receiving. … We hope to make accessing quality treatment easier for those seeking recovery in Southwest Virginia.”