Amongst the many barriers that separate people with addiction from life-saving treatment is this: insurance.
In most parts of the country, evidence-based addiction treatment is scarce. Even scarcer are high-quality treatment providers that accept public or private insurance. This shortage forces people into miserable choices: use cash to pay for treatment, which can become costly; drive long distances to providers that do accept coverage; or try to survive with low-quality treatment...or none at all.
Such is the dilemma in Greencastle, Indiana. Local providers don’t accept insurance, and the nearest providers that do are an hour away, in Indianapolis.
CleanSlate, a national provider of outpatient addiction medicine, has opened a new medication-assisted treatment (MAT) center in Greencastle, located at 833 Indianapolis Road, Suite E.
Patients in Greencastle can receive treatment without incurring significant - or any - financial burden. Driven by a mission to increase access to affordable, evidence-based addiction treatment, CleanSlate participates in-network with most Medicaid and commercial providers in the state of Indiana.
“People with opioid and alcohol addictions shouldn’t have to choose between recovery and a roof over their heads,” said Anthony Belott, Chief Development Officer of CleanSlate. “CleanSlate is proud to bring its treatment model to Greencastle so that residents can easily access compassionate care that puts patients’ needs first.”
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A model of successful care
This marks CleanSlate’s seventeenth center in Indiana and its 64th across the country. The company’s program of care includes appropriate medication treatment prescribed by licensed medical providers, as well as supportive counseling, care coordination, and clear accountability.
Over the past decade, CleanSlate has treated more than 41,000 patients, with more than 14,000 patients currently being treated in 11 states. In Indiana alone, CleanSlate currently cares for more than 3,000 patients and has plans to open additional centers throughout this year. CleanSlate is actively growing its footprint to expand much-needed access to affordable outpatient addiction treatment that meets the highest standards of care.
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Support from Indiana’s Drug Czar
(Fox59 covered CleanSlate's ribbon-cutting event in E. Indianapolis last year, where Jim McClelland spoke about the need for more MAT providers like CleanSlate, and a CleanSlate patient in Indianapolis spoke about how the company's treatment saved her life. Watch the short news segment above.)
Since Jim McClelland began his term as Indiana’s Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment, and Enforcement, he has supported numerous efforts to combat the state’s opioid crisis, many of which dovetail with the services of CleanSlate. One of McClelland’s key action steps has been to greatly improve access to effective, affordable treatment, with a preference for MAT.
Known as Indiana’s “Drug Czar,” McClelland operates from a battle plan that recognizes substance use disorder as a chronic disease and places a high priority on battling the stigma around addiction.
McClelland spoke at one of CleanSlate's grand opening events in Indianapolis last year.
“Timely access to medication-assisted treatment - we’ve been woefully short of that in this state. It’s been far easier to get high than to get help,” McClelland said.
Since McClelland began his term, Indiana has increased resources and funding for more treatment options, including MAT, making it easier for high-quality treatment providers like CleanSlate to help patients. Aside from its center in Greencastle, CleanSlate also has Indiana centers in New Albany, Alexandria, Anderson, Bloomington, Elkhart, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Greenwood, Kokomo, E. Indianapolis, N. Indianapolis, Plainfield, Lafayette, Merrillville, Muncie, and Warsaw. A new centers in Richmond is opening on June 10th, and the company plans for continued expansion throughout Indiana to help patients in underserved communities like Greencastle.
“Addressing the disease of addiction is a complex process that must be tailored to each individual’s journey,” said Joan Erwin, Senior VP of Business Development at CleanSlate. “That’s why we partner with key stakeholders in every city where we operate. We look forward to working closely with the Greencastle community to help patients access life-saving care, overcome barriers to their recovery, and reclaim hope for their future.”
To make an appointment at CleanSlate’s Greencastle center, please call 833-505-4673, or walk into our center at 833 Indianapolis Road, Suite E, in Greencastle. The CleanSlate office is located at the space formerly occupied by API, which has no affiliation with CleanSlate. To find out more details about this center, click here.
Learn more about CleanSlate at www.cleanslatecenters.com. To schedule an appointment at any CleanSlate center, please visit http://www.cleanslatecenters.com to find the center nearest you. All CleanSlate centers accept walk-ins.
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CleanSlate treats patients suffering from addiction with medications and a continuum of care to support each individual's journey to recovery. If you or someone you love needs help, contact us at 833-505-HOPE, or visit our website at www.cleanslatecenters.com to find the center nearest you.
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