Capital Recovery Center Opens Olympia Bupe Clinic

January 18, 2019

Olympia, WA – Capital Recovery Center (CRC) is pleased to announce that its Olympia Bupe Clinic (OBC), overseen by Lucinda Grande, MD, is now open Monday through Friday from 4 pm. – 7:30 p.m. at 1000 Cherry Street SE, Olympia.

OBC is a clinic designed to provide very low barrier short-term same-day access to buprenorphine (Suboxone®), a life-saving medicine for treatment of opioid use disorder. The clinic will accept all patients interested in this treatment, with a priority given to those who have already experienced adverse effects of opioid use disorder such as incarceration, medical complications and/or homelessness.

At CRC’s OBC, peer recovery coaches will serve as care navigators to help connect patients with needed services such as medical care. For interested patients, peers in the STR Peer Pathfinder program can help arrange referral for longer-term substance use treatment at one of several comprehensive programs in the region.  The SOR grant will pay for pharmacy services so providers can dispense medications on site. It will also provide funding to hire a nurse care manager, which will greatly increase the capacity of OBC’s rotating staff of 29 prescribing physicians. The SOR grant supplements OBC’s startup funding obtained through partnership with the Cascade Pacific Action Alliance.

Who: Capital Recovery Center

What: Olympia Bupe Clinic, opioid treatment medication for comfort and safety and peer support for recovery. Everyone is welcome. On-site dispensing. Walk in clinic with same-day treatment and no charge for medication. Peer support; we’ll help with basic needs and accessing resources, referrals for long term treatment, counseling and housing services.

When: Monday – Friday, 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Capital Recovery Center’s Olympia Bupe Clinic, 1000 Cherry Street SE, Olympia, WA 98501. (360) 349-0033. olybupeinfo@gmail.com | http://crcoly.org/

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About Capital Recovery Center: Capital Recovery Center, established in 1989, is a not-for profit, Washington State Certified Behavioral Health Agency, specializing in Co-Occurring Treatment, which integrates substance use disorder and mental health services. With integrated treatment, we can best serve individuals and improve outcomes for recovery.