Northern Inyo Hospital is among 31 health facilities selected from across the state to participate in the California Bridge Program, an accelerated training program for healthcare providers facilitated by the Public Health Institute’s Bridge program to enhance access to around-the-clock treatment for substance use disorders. Program sites will receive funding, training, and technical assistance to improve and increase access to facility-wide treatment and referral of acute symptoms of substance use disorders.
The Bridge program is funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant to the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).
“For the first time, patients seeking treatment for Opioid Use Disorder will not have to wait days or even weeks to start treatment,” said Kevin S. Flanigan, MD MBA, Chief Executive Officer of Northern Inyo Healthcare District. “When seeking care at NIHD, they will have access to care when they first decide it is time for them to address the issue.”
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