Facilitated Access to Substance Abuse Treatment with Prevention and Treatment of HIV Program
The purpose of the FAST PATH Program is to increase the capacity at BMC to provide substance abuse treatment in conjunction with medical care and HIV prevention and risk reduction counseling in primary care settings. FAST PATH specifically serves racial/ ethnic minority patients with alcohol or drug dependence who are at high-risk for transmitting (HIV-infected) or contracting (HIV-uninfected) through risky drug behaviors (IDUs) or risky sexual behaviors (MSM and women). FAST PATH consists of 2 multidisciplinary clinical teams (internal medicine physician, nurse, and master’s level addiction clinician). The first clinic opened in February 2008 in the Infectious Disease Clinic at BMC. The second clinic opened in June 2008 in the General Internal Medicine Primary Care Clinic. Each clinic is designed to deliver longitudinal, coordinated care, including addiction treatment, clinical case management, active follow-up, referrals, and patient advocacy for patients with addictions, HIV, and related comorbidities. Click here for additional information.
Funding for clinical services ended April 27, 2012.