In response to the Opioid Epidemic and rising rates of unintentional overdose deaths in our communities, GFHS has taken steps to increase screening, identification, and treatment of substance use disorders within our practices. Questions about substance use and risk taking behaviors are asked at every medical visit. In addition, GFHS offers screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) services to provide the best possible care for patients who need substance abuse treatment.
GFHS has also partnered with local hospitals, substance use community organizations. Health Departments and private practices to develop Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) services for opioid dependence. The MAT program uses a combination of medication and behavioral interventions to provide evidence-based treatment for at-risk groups. The program focuses on pregnant women with opioid dependence and works with local Health Departments to identify potential participants for MAT.
GFHS current provides MAT services in at the following locations:
GFHS at Catawba County Public Health, 3070 11th Ave Dr. SE, Hickory NC 28602
GFHS at A Woman’s View, 915 Tate Blvd SE, Hickory NC 28602
GFHS at Catawba Women’s Center, 1501 Tate Blvd SE, Hickory 28602
GFHS at Summit Crossing, 890 Summit Crossing Place, Gastonia NC 28054
GFHS at Iredell County Health Department, 318 Turnersburg Hwy, Statesville NC 28625