Pipeline: Ideal Option Deepens Office-Based MAT Footprint; New ABA Facilities Open

Ideal Option deepens footprint in Washington state

Ideal Option has opened a new clinic in Marysville, Washington.

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Kennewick, Washington, Ideal Option operates 70 office-based MAT centers across ten states. It has nearly 30 in Washington state.

The new facility will treat patients for addiction to fentanyl, heroin, alcohol and other substances. It accepts most forms of insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid.


New MAT clinic opens in Maryland

A new outpatient medication-assisted treatment (MAT) clinic has opened in Laurel, Maryland.

Called Addiction Medication Clinic, the new facility will focus on treating opioid use disorder (OUD) with suboxone. The clinic offers 15-minute appointments, as well as “a broad range of payment options, including Medicaid,” according to a press release announcing the news.

The Laurel location appears to be the only one under the provider’s brand.


Guardian Recovery Network adds two New Jersey clinics

Guardian Recovery Network has opened two new intensive outpatient SUD treatment centers in New Jersey. One is located in Hoboken, while the other is in New Brunswick.

Headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida, and founded in 2006, Guardian is a family of SUD treatment centers serving communities in Florida, New Jersey, Colorado, New Hampshire and Maine. It has facilities for every level of care, including medical detox, residential inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient.

The new New Jersey facilities will offer individual, group and family therapy, as well as life skills education, MAT options, guided meditation and more. Each facility will be able to serve 35 clients, with groups kept to an average of about 12 patients, who are paired based on key demographics such as gender and age.

Helping Hands Family expands Pennsylvania footprint

Helping Hands Family (HHF) — an applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy provider — has expanded to three new locations in Pennsylvania. Those areas include Lehigh Valley, Wyomissing, and Collegeville.

As a result of the expansion, HHF now has eight locations in the state, as well as others in New Jersey and New York. The provider offers in-clinic, in-home and in-school ABA therapy to individuals with autism between the ages 18 months and 21 years old.

Hopebridge expands into Florida

Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers is expanding into Florida.

The company has announced plans to add up to 30 new ABA therapy centers there over the next 12 to 18 months. It will start along the Gulf Coast, adding locations in Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Fort Myers and Brandon this fall.

Backed by the private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners, Hopebridge offers center-based ABA, diagnostics, occupational therapy and speech therapy to children on the autism spectrum. Currently, it has about 70 centers in six states, where it deploys a density-based “cluster strategy,” putting up to a dozen centers in a particular city.

More than half of the families Hopebridge serves are covered by Medicaid.

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