In the Pipeline: New MAT Clinics Nationwide; Long-Awaited Behavioral Health Hospital Opens


ARS Treatment Centers opens new facilities 

ARS Treatment Centers, which provides office-based medication-assisted treatment (MAT), has opened two new facilities. 

One center opened earlier this month in Cape May County, New Jersey, marking the organization’s 11th in the state. ARS announced the news just a few days after also opening its eighth location in Virginia, with a new facility in Charlottesville.

ARS is a subsidiary of Crossroad Treatment Centers, which also provides office-based opioid treatment. Both entities are based in Greenville, South Carolina. Together they operate more than 90 addiction treatment facilities across 10 states.


New behavioral health hospital in Tennessee

A new behavioral health hospital has opened in Columbia, Tennessee.

The new 49,000-square-foot psychiatric facility is called Pinewood Springs. The middle Tennessee hospital has a total of 60 beds, 42 for adults and 18 for adolescents, according to the Columbia Daily Herald

Pinewood Springs is the result of a joint venture between TriStar Health and Maury Regional Medical Center. The duo first pursued the JV about five years, the paper reported.


TriStar Health operates a number of hospitals and emergency rooms in Nashville and Bowling Green, Kentucky.  Meanwhile, Maury Regional Health is a not-for-profit regional health system with hospitals, clinics, surgery centers, outpatient facilities and a physician practice group in middle Tennessee. 

Ideal Option adds another clinic 

Ideal Option has opened a new clinic in Salem, Oregon.

Kennewick, Washington-based Ideal Option provides office-based MAT services to patients across the country who are suffering from opioid use disorder (OUD) and other addictions. It operates 65 clinics across 8 states, according to the company’s website.

The new Salem clinic will serve opioid use disorder clients, prescribing buprenorphine specifically, according to local news outlet KATU.

Aroostook Mental Health Center opens MAT clinic

Aroostook Mental Health Center (AMHC) has opened a MAT clinic for opioid use disorder patients in Presque Isle, Maine.

AMHC is a private, non-profit community health and social service organization. It offers a comprehensive continuum of behavioral health and social services out of several facilities across Maine’s Aroostook, Hancock and Washington counties.

The organization will partner with Pines Health Services, a non-profit community-based physician practice in Aroostook County, to administer treatment at the new clinic.

New integrated health clinic in Atlanta 

A new integrated health clinic has opened in East Atlanta. It’s aptly named the Integrated Health Clinic.

CHRIS 180, an Atlanta-based nonprofit focused on behavioral health services, and Mercy Care, a federally qualified health center for the poor, partnered to make it happen.

The new clinic will serve uninsured patients ages 18 and older, offering both primary medical and behavioral health care. The goal is to serve 600 patients in the clinic’s first year, according to the Marietta Daily Journal.

Coming soon

OVP Health prepares new residential treatment center 

OVP Health is preparing to open a new 48-bed residential treatment center in Burlington, Ohio. The facility is expected to open this spring. 

OVP Health Recovery Center will provide inpatient care for those with severe alcohol and drug addictions. It will occupy the former River’s Bend Health Care facility, which is being renovated ahead of the new center’s opening. 

Huntington, Ohio-based OVP started as a hospital staffing company when it opened about 20 years ago. Today, the family-owned organization provides hospital with emergency and hospital staffing, in addition to offering primary care and MAT services.

OVP currently operates in more than 30 locations, according to the company’s website. 

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