Comprehensive Care Center
Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Infectious Disease Management
Substance Use Disorder is a chronic disease affecting many people within our community and across the country. The Comprehensive Care Center at Holyoke Medical Center can help those looking to stop opioid and/or alcohol use.
Our Comprehensive Approach
The program offers a comprehensive, confidential treatment option for people looking to stop or reduce alcohol use, prescription pain medications, heroin and other opioids.
The program takes a whole-patient approach, blending effective and safe medication with mental health care.
Our addiction medicine board-certified physician and psychiatric nurse practitioner, along with supporting clinical team members, manage the use of FDA approved medications to treat substance use disorders, while licensed mental health counselors with River Valley Counseling Center provide behavioral health treatment and support.
Substance Use Disorder Treatment Eligibility
Eligible patients must complete an initial medical evaluation and are screened for associated illness. The program treats patients who are:
- age 13 and older
- self referred or referred by a healthcare provider
- have a desire to stop substance use
Medications for Addiction Treatment
Following evaluation, a treatment plan is developed which may include starting medication for one’s substance use disorder. These medications have been shown to be effective in reducing cravings, decreasing use, and increasing time in treatment with the goal of sustained recovery.
Medications for opioid use disorder include:
- Buprenorphine/Naloxone (Suboxone)
- Naltrexone (VIVITROL)
Medications for alcohol use disorder include:
- Naltrexone (VIVITROL)
- Acamprosate (Campral)
- Disulfiram (Antabuse)
Infectious Disease Counseling
The Comprehensive Care Center also provides full service outpatient infectious disease counseling services including:
- HIV care (with referral to case management if needed)
- Hepatitis B & C treatment
- Chronic wound infections, including diabetic foot infections
- Fever of unknown origin
- Some travel medicine
- Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
- Tick-borne illnesses
Make an appointment
To learn more about the Comprehensive Care Center, please call our office at (413) 535-4889 and speak with one of our team members.
Walk-In Hours Available
Monday – Friday
10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.