Governor Cuomo Announces Nearly $1 Million to Expand Mobile Addiction Treatment Services

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $972,717 has been awarded to five addiction treatment service providers across New York State to enable them to purchase and operate mobile treatment vehicles. The goal of this initiative is to expand the availability and access to addiction treatment services in underserved regions of the state. Funding is being administered by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports and was awarded through the federal State Opioid Response Grant.

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“As we continue our efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and safeguard public health, we must remain mindful of the ongoing opioid epidemic,” Governor Cuomo said. “This impactful investment in addiction treatment services will help to ensure underserved communities have the necessary resources to expand New Yorkers’ access to often live-saving services as we battle the deadly scourge of addiction.”

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Providers in New York State utilize two types of mobile treatment vehicles:

Modified vans with the ability to provide counseling services one-on-one or in a small group, and tele-practice capability
Full “mobile clinics” with bathrooms, exam space, tele-practice capability and the ability to provide the full array of outpatient services.

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Each provider receiving funding will deliver services throughout the listed region.

Finger Lakes

Huther Doyle: $215,488

Long Island

Central Nassau Guidance: $208,554

New York City

Bridging Access to Care: $225,000

Southern Tier

Finger Lakes Area Counseling and Recovery Agency: $100,000

Western NY

Best Self: $223,675

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