New BMC Substance Abuse Urgent Care Combats Opioid Epidemic

Boston Medical Center’s Emergency Department has opened a new urgent care center dedicated to providing care to patients struggling with opioid abuse.

This cutting-edge facility, called Faster Paths to Treatment Opioid Urgent Care Center, is the product of collaboration between the Boston Medical Center Emergency Department, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC). Faster Paths is funded by a four-year, $2.9 million dollar grant from the DPH.

According to Dr. Edward Bernstein, Program Director of Faster Paths as well as Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Public Health Section , this new program “will help us create a more comprehensive system of care that will allow a greater number of patients to access the services they need, when and where they need it and to further BMC’s commitment to provide exceptional care without exception.”

We are proud to be on on the forefront of substance abuse intervention and treatment, and will continue to provide compassionate care to the most vulnerable patients of the Boston metropolitan area.