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New Martinsville Spero Health Clinic Brings Addiction Treatment Services with Telehealth Visits

BRENTWOOD, Tenn.–()–Spero Health, a CARF-accredited organization specializing in local, affordable, outpatient care for individuals suffering from substance use disorder, just announced it is opening a new clinic in Martinsville, VA located at 314 Fairy Street. This new clinic joins a network of more than 40 Spero Health locations throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana, and Virginia providing care for more than 7,500 patients each month. Spero Health accepts Virginia Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans. The Martinsville clinic will open its doors on August 19th and will offer a combination of in-person and telehealth visit options. Individuals who need addiction treatment services are encouraged to walk in for help or can call: 276-201-1647 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Martinsville is one of multiple clinics Spero Health has opened in the last several weeks in-line with organizational plans for regional coverage to address community needs for local access to addiction treatment services. “Drug overdose deaths have risen steadily through the pandemic because more people are isolated and feeling vulnerable right now. It is critical our communities have immediate access to addiction treatment services now more than ever,” said Steve Priest, CEO of Spero Health. According to local health officials in 2019, victims of unintentional overdoses were coming into emergency rooms in Henry County (including Martinsville) at a rate that is second highest in the state, and a report released in July 2017 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated patients in the city of Martinsville are prescribed more opioids than anywhere else in the United States. “We are in the middle of an epidemic within a pandemic and Spero Health is committed to bringing all available resources to Martinsville in order to provide local and affordable care to those who need it,” said Priest.

Speaking about Spero Health, David Hayden, Senior VP of Clinical Services, said, “The pandemic has aggravated psychological issues, creating higher levels of anxiety, grief and instability. Our priority is to meet individuals where they are, and tailor a treatment plan to address specific and unique needs. As we manage our way through this pandemic, it is vital that we continue to make connections with those that want help, and that we are innovative, responsive, and adaptive in delivering addiction treatment services. The use of telehealth is one way we do this so that our patients are able to have virtual appointments from anywhere they are. In a time where people are feeling a loss of connection, we want to ensure that people stay connected and can access our treatment team when they are not able to come into in the clinic.”

For more information about Spero Health please visit www.sperohealth.com.

About Spero Health

Spero Health, Inc., is an integrated healthcare services organization specializing in local and affordable outpatient care for individuals suffering from substance use disorders with a mission to “Save Lives, Instill Hope, and Restore Relationships.” Spero Health utilizes an innovative evidence-based integrated care model that combines both physical and behavioral healthcare services under one roof to treat the whole patient. This integrated care model combines physician services (including medication-assisted treatment), behavioral health counseling, recovery support services, medication management and patient and family education. Its community-based approach to treatment allows patients to continue working and caring for their families as they overcome addiction.

Based in Nashville, Tenn. and privately held by Heritage Group, Health Velocity Capital, South Central, Inc. and Frist Cressey Ventures, Spero Health operates more than 40 outpatient clinics located throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee and Virginia. Providing care for more than 7,500 patients each month, Spero is one of the largest office-based opioid treatment providers in the country and is in-network with Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans.

For more information about Spero Health, please visit www.sperohealth.com

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