Lower West Side Addictions Services

https://www.bestselfwny.org

Mission Statement: To provide innovative, evidence-based, accessible, and family-focused behavioral health services to promote health, hope, recovery, and an enhanced quality of life.

951 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY 14213

716-884-0700

Facility Information and Features:

Affiliated
Organization :
BestSelf Behavioral Health, Inc.
Accreditation :
Council on Accreditation Private Organization
Treatment
Type(s) :
Outpatient Treatment
Substance Focus:
Alcohol, Barbiturates and other sedatives/hypnotics, Benzodiazepines and other tranquilizers, Cocaine/crack, Inhalants, Marijuana/hashish, Methamphetamines and other amphetamines/stimulants, Opioids (prescription or heroin), OTC Medications (e.g., cough syrup), PCP/hallucinogens
Age-Specific Programming Available:
Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adult men (age 18+), Adult women (age 18+)
Special Groups Served: People who are:
  • Treatment Following DUI/DWI
  • Homeless
  • Involved in criminal justice system
  • LGBTQ
  • People with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders
  • Parents
  • Survivors of sexual abuse, domestic violence, or other trauma
LGBTQ+ Welcoming:
All-gender bathroom(s) available on site, Staff are trained on LGBTQ-specific needs in treatment
Other Languages Spoken:
Any Chinese Language, Arabic, Farsi, Spanish

Insurance and Payment Options:

Payment
Options :
Cash or self-payment, IHS/Tribal/Urban (ITU) funds, Medicaid, Medicare, Military insurance (e.g., TRICARE), Private health insurance, State-financed health insurance (other than Medicaid)
Insurance
Accepted :
Aetna, Affinity Health Plan (Managed Care), All Savers, American Postal Workers Union Health Plan, Amida Care (Managed Care), ArchCare, Beacon Health Options, BlueCross BlueShield of Western NY (Managed Care), Capital District Physicians' Health Plan (CDPHP), Capital District Physicians' Health Plan (CDPHP) (Managed Care), Centers Plan for Healthy Living (CPHL), Cigna, Coventry Health Care, Elderplan, EmblemHealth, EmblemHealth (Managed Care), Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus (Managed Care), Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (Managed Care), Fidelis Care, Fidelis Care (Managed Care), Government Employees Health Association, Healthfirst, Healthfirst PHSP (Managed Care), HealthNow New York, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York (Managed Care), Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York, Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York (Managed Care), Humana, Independent Health, Independent Health Association (Managed Care), MetroPlus Health Plan, MetroPlus Health Plan (Managed Care), Molina Healthcare of New York (Managed Care), MVP Health Care, MVP Health Plan (Managed Care), Optum, Oscar, Oxford Health Plans, Senior Whole Health, UnitedHealthcare, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan (Managed Care), Univera Healthcare, Univera Healthcare (Excellus Health Plan) (Managed Care), Upstate (Excellus Health Plan) (Managed Care), Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) Choice Select Health (Managed Care), Wellcare
Offers Sliding Fee Scale :
Yes

Facility Hours:

Outpatient
Mon: 8:00AM-7:00PM
Tue: 8:00AM-7:00PM
Wed: 8:00AM-6:00PM
Thu: 8:00AM-7:00PM
Fri: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Data last updated 08/20/2021

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:

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

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
    Onsite
    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 family/friends of patients, For 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)
    Family Behavior Therapy
    Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention
    Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Offers individual counseling

Long-term Treatment and Follow-up

  • Tracks patient progress over time on all 6 critical factors

    Tracks patient progress on:

    General health
    Intoxication and/or withdrawal potential
    Mental health
    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:
    Bachelors-level Counselor(s), Counselor (Licensed, Master's level), Nurse Practitioner (NP), Physician other than psychiatrist (MD, DO), Peer Recovery Counselor, Psychiatrist (MD, DO), Registered Nurse (RN), Social Worker (MSW/DSW)
    Medications offered for mental health
    Yes
  • Offers primary health care
    Onsite
    Staff include:
    Nurse Practitioner (NP), Physician (MD, DO)
    Offers testing for :
    Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, HIV, Pregnancy, Tuberculosis

Additional Services to Support Recovery

  • Offers recovery support services

    This facility offers the following services:

    Assistance with childcare
    Assistance with food
    Assistance with obtaining social services (e.g., Medicaid, WIC, SSI, SSDI)
    Assistance with transportation to/from treatment
    Case management
    Domestic violence (e.g., physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse) services
    Educational assistance (e.g., GED courses)
    Employment counseling or training
    Family services (e.g., marriage counseling, parenting training)
    Housing support
    Legal aid
    Peer recovery support
    Spiritual support
    Wellness and health promotion (e.g., healthy eating, exercise)

Patient Reviews

Data last updated 02/10/2020

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