Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Update: Pennsylvania to Implement Additional Centers of Excellence


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On August 29th, Governor Wolf announced that Pennsylvania will implement an additional 25 Centers of Excellence (COE) to help combat opioid-related substance abuse disorders. These centers, added to the original announced earlier this year, will bring the total to 45 centers to be implemented by January 1, 2017. As described in July’s post, COEs will coordinate care for Medicaid recipients who have an opioid use disorder, as well as co-occurring behavioral and/or physical health conditions.

Pennsylvania leads the nation in drug overdose deaths among young males ages 12 to 25, and is among the leaders in the country for all age groups. The COE program is one way that Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) is working to reverse this trend.

Additional Centers of Excellence

The 25 additional centers are:

  • AIDS Case Group/Sharon Hill Medical, Delaware County
  • Butler Memorial Hospital, Butler County
  • CASA of Livingston County, Inc., Bradford County
  • Clearfield-Jefferson Drug and Alcohol Commission, Clearfield, Jefferson Counties
  • Clinical Outcomes Group, Inc., Schuylkill County
  • Community Health & Dental Care, Inc., Montgomery County
  • Family First Health Corporation, York County
  • Family Service Association of Buck County, Bucks County
  • Geisinger Clinic/GIM Danville, Mifflin, Montour Counties
  • Hamilton Health Center, Dauphin County
  • Highlands Hospital, Fayette County
  • Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster County
  • Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Allegheny, Lawrence, Venango, Blair, and Butler Counties
  • Mon Valley Community Health Services, Inc., Westmoreland County
  • Mt. Pocono Medical, Monroe County
  • Neighborhood Health Centers of Lehigh Valley, Lehigh, Northampton Counties
  • Pathways to Housing PA, Philadelphia County
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Perelman School of Medicine Departments of Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County
  • Public Health Management Corporation, Philadelphia County
  • Reading Hospital and Health System, Berks County
  • The Wright Center Medical Group, PC, Lackawanna County
  • Total Wellness Center, LLC. Clean Slate, Lycoming, Luzerne, Erie Counties
  • University of Pittsburgh Physicians: General Internal Medicine Clinic – Oakland, Allegheny County
  • West Penn Allegheny Health System, Allegheny County
  • WPIC of UPMCPS, Allegheny County