East Boston Counseling Center

https://www.northsuffolk.org

Mission Statement: North Suffolk helps achieve independence by providing a wide variety of treatment and rehabilitation services, by intervening as early as possible, by promoting prevention and education, and by participating in training and research.

14 Porter St
East Boston, MA 02128

617-912-7500

Facility Information and Features:

Affiliated
Organization :
North Suffolk Mental Health Association
Treatment
Type(s) :
Outpatient Treatment, Intensive Outpatient
Substance Focus:
PCP/hallucinogens, OTC Medications (e.g., cough syrup), Opioids (prescription or heroin), Methamphetamines and other amphetamines/stimulants, Marijuana/hashish, Inhalants, Cocaine/crack, Benzodiazepines and other tranquilizers, Barbiturates and other sedatives/hypnotics, Alcohol
Age-Specific Programming Available:
Young adults (ages 16-25), Adult women (age 18+), Adult men (age 18+), Adolescents (ages 12-18)
Special Groups Served: People who are:
  • Survivors of sexual abuse, domestic violence, or other trauma
  • Managing co-occurring mental and substance use disorders
  • Involved in criminal justice system
LGBTQ+ Welcoming:
All-gender bathroom(s) available on site
Other Languages Spoken:
Vietnamese, Spanish

Insurance and Payment Options:

Payment
Options :
Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., TRICARE), Medicare, Medicaid, IHS/Tribal/Urban (ITU) funds, Cash or self-payment
Insurance
Accepted :
Wellcare, UnitedHealth Group, Tufts Health Plan, Renaissance Health Services Corporation, Neighborhood Health Plan, Minuteman Health, Inc., Metropolitan Group, Humana, Highmark, HCSC Group, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Group, Fallon Group, Emblem Health, CVS Caremark, Cigna, Centene Corporation, Boston Medical Center Health Plan, Inc., BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts, Baystate, Aetna
Offers Sliding Fee Scale :
Yes

Facility Hours:

Outpatient
Mon: 8:00AM-8:00PM
Tue: 8:00AM-8:00PM
Wed: 8:00AM-8:00PM
Thu: 8:00AM-8:00PM
Fri: 8:00AM-8:00PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Data last updated 01/31/2020

Signs of High-Quality Care

Data last updated

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Fast Access to Treatment

  • Offers same day or walk-in appointments

Personalized Evaluation and Treatment Plan

  • Examines all of the 6 critical factors during the intake process to develop the patient's treatment plan

    Before starting treatment, asks about:

    Recovery and living environment
    Readiness to change
    Potential to relapse
    Mental health
    Intoxication and/or withdrawal potential
    General health

Access to Medications for Opioid or Alcohol Use Disorder

  • Offers FDA-approved medication for opioid use disorder
    Onsite
    Methadone
    Different Location
    Buprenorphine with naloxone (e.g., Suboxone®, Zubsolv®, Bunavail®, Cassipa®)
    Onsite
    Buprenorphine without naloxone (e.g., Subutex®)
    Onsite
    Buprenorphine injection
    Different Location
    Buprenorphine implant (e.g., Probuphine®)
    Different Location
    Oral Naltrexone (e.g., Depade®, Revia®)
    Onsite
    Injectable long-acting Naltrexone (e.g., Vivitrol®)
    Onsite
  • Provides Naloxone (e.g., Narcan, Evzio) onsite to patients at risk for overdose
  • Offers Naloxone training
    For patients, For family/friends of patients
  • Offers FDA-approved medication for alcohol use disorder
    Onsite
    Acamprosate (e.g., Campral®)
    Onsite
    Oral Naltrexone (e.g., Depade®, Revia®)
    Onsite
    Injectable long-acting Naltrexone (e.g., Vivitrol®)
    Onsite
    Disulfiram (e.g., Antabuse®)
    Onsite
  • Offers medication for mental health

Effective Behavioral Therapies for Addiction

  • Offers behavioral therapy that has been shown to help people with addiction

    This facility offers the following therapies:

    Cognitive Behavioral Health Therapy (CBT)
    Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA)
    Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy (TSF)
  • Offers individual counseling

Long-term Treatment and Follow-up

  • Tracks patient progress over time on all 6 critical factors

    Tracks patient progress on:

    Mental health
    General health
    Intoxication and/or withdrawal potential
    Potential to relapse
    Readiness to change
    Recovery and living environment
  • Uses lab tests to track patient progress

Coordinated Care for Mental and Physical Health

  • Offers mental health care
    Onsite
    Staff include:
    Social Worker (MSW/DSW), Registered Nurse (RN), Psychiatrist (MD, DO), Peer Recovery Counselor, Nurse Practitioner (NP), Counselor (Licensed, Master's level)
    Medications offered for mental health
    Yes
  • Offers primary health care
    Will Connect Patient with Care

Additional Services to Support Recovery

  • Offers recovery support services

    This facility offers the following services:

    Assistance with obtaining social services (e.g., Medicaid, WIC, SSI, SSDI)
    Case management
    Family services (e.g., marriage counseling, parenting training).
    Housing support
    Peer recovery support
    Wellness and health promotion (e.g., healthy eating, exercise)

Patient Reviews

Data last updated 08/12/2020

Patient reviews include multiple choice questions and one narrative question. Reviews are published once 20 responses have been submitted for the facility.

Patient Experience

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Patient Feedback

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