Clinic Provides Continuous Service Through Transition With Support from State Offices

With unparalleled cooperation from all invested parties, Greenwich House has successfully relocated it’s Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program to a temporary clinic in the Beth Israel system, while its future permanent home remains under construction.

Through hard work from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), New York State Department of Health (DOH), State and City elected officials, the Committee of Methadone Program Administrators of New York State (COMPA), and local business improvement districts, community boards and police precincts, Greenwich House was able to ensure uninterrupted services for its nearly 800 clients that rely on the clinic for daily medications and counseling.

While officials finalized details for the temporary location, OASAS helped facilitate the opening of slots at other clinics throughout the city for Greenwich House clients to receive medication. Nearly 20 other clinics across all five boroughs opened their doors to allow for continuous services for clients. The Greenwich House clinic is one of the first in the state to successfully relocate after it lost its lease earlier this year.

“Greenwich House has a reputation for dedication to its clients. I am grateful to all of the state and local officials and community boards who supported us during this transition, as well as the other clinics around the city, who have allowed us to keep our focuses on providing vital services to those in need,” said Gail Reid, director of the clinic.

With one of the largest single-site client bases in the city, Greenwich House had been operating out of its previous location at 50B Cooper Square, since 1969. It will move to a more permanent location in NOHO following the completion of construction and licensing.

Greenwich House gives special thanks to the New York Department of Health and OASAS, especially Commissioner Ms. Arlene González-Sánchez and General Counsel Mr. Robert Kent, as well as Continuum Health Partners, including Ms. Gail Donavon and her staff, who first found out about the issue and stepped in to coordinate efforts. Greenwich House also recognizes Mr. Henry Bartlett, COMPA President, for his efforts in assuring all stakeholders’ needs were met.

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