This case study profiles how a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in New York provides integrated medical and behavioral health care services for individuals with opioid addiction. The case study features a 26 year old woman who became addicted to opioids by trying a family member’s opioid prescription while in high school and achieved recovery through services provided by the FQHC including medication assisted treatment, psychiatric care, and social supports. It describes 2 models of care provided by the FQHC to treat opioid addiction, a clinical social work model and a nurse care manager model.
Funding Source: Milbank Memorial Fund
How Community Health Centers are Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
A case study description of integrated addiction and health care provided by a FQHC in New York