St. Vincent’s Opioid Treatment Centers are licensed by the Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). These programs are located in East New York, Bedford Stuyvesant/Crown Heights and the Ocean Hill/Brownsville areas of Brooklyn, and the Jamaica area of Queens. Admissions are derived from walk-ins, referrals from other programs, the courts, Ryker’s Island and Human Resources Administration. Click here for information about the Saint Joseph's Medical Center methadone
program in Yonkers.
The treatment approach is based on the “disease concept” of substance use disorder using pharmacotherapy with Methadone Hydrochloride or Buprenorphine. Our primary goal is to help patients achieve a substance-free lifestyle. The treatment approach is a well-proven, coordinated and effective method to managing substance use.
An interdisciplinary staff qualified and competent to deliver service to meet the individual needs of patients is assigned to each site, including physicians, clinical directors, nurses, counselors and support staff. Services include but are not limited to:
- Mental Health Assessment & Referral
- Individual and Group Counseling
- Vocational Testing, Training and Counseling
- Health Education
- Social Service Referral
- HIV/AIDS/Infectious Disease Services