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Behavioral Health (Mental Health and Substance Use)

Harrington’s Behavioral Health Department helps find the right treatment for individuals of all ages.

We approach mental health disorders and addiction therapy through multidisciplinary programs with a focus on the whole person – a complete continuum of care.

See: Our Behavioral Health Model

Outpatient Services: Mental Health

In any given year, 1 in 4 adults will experience a mental health condition. Our caring and dedicated staff of therapists, clinicians and psychiatrists are here to help. We provide care school-aged children through seniors.

Our clinicians are trained in the latest therapies to help adult patients deal with anxiety, depression, panic disorders, trauma and other cognitive behavioral issues.

Our child and family and school-based services provide clinical counseling and therapy for children under the age of 18.  Our child and adolescent team offers a range of treatment approaches, including play therapy, art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and family treatment.

Services are available in English and Spanish. We accept most forms of insurance, and payment arrangements are available.

Outpatient Services: Recovery

The opioid epidemic has been on a steady rise over the past several years. The number of heroin users, for instance, spiked 230 percent from 404,000 users in 2002 to 948,000 in 2016, according to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

At Harrington Recovery Services, we’re here to help you make the first step and guide you on a path to success. Our programs include intensive outpatient therapy, Partial Hospitalization Program, diagnostic evaluations, day and evening individual and group therapy, DUI classes, family addiction support group, Suboxone program and psychiatric medication management.

Inpatient Services

In Southbridge, our 14-bed adult psychiatric unit provides expert diagnosis and treatment with a team of experienced and compassionate clinicians, nurses, social workers and counselors. We will also connect you with occupational and other therapists as needed.

Webster’s Co-Occurring Disorders unit is a 16-bed adult unit that treats mental health and substance use disorders simultaneously. We work in conjunction with our Partial Hospitalization Program and other step-down models of care to transition the patient back to day-to-day activities.

Locations

Southbridge, MA:
29 Pine Street
139 South Street (Newly-renovated Child & Family Services: Coming 2018)

Dudley, MA:
161 W. Main Street

Webster, MA:
340 Thompson Road

Charlton, MA:
10 N. Main Street

Putnam, CT: Coming 2018!

Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES)

We offer 24-hour psychiatric emergency services (PES) for adults and children in our community through a collaborative effort with Riverside Community Care.

All calls for crisis intervention will be processed through triage in our Southbridge or Webster Emergency Department.

Also, our Mobile Crisis team can visit you at home, at school, or in the office for crisis intervention, as needed. The goal of our PES program is to ensure that patients receive immediate medical and psychiatric attention.

View our brochures here:
Adult | Pediatric

To request crisis-intervention services, please call the Harrington/Riverside Crisis Team at 508-765-3035.

Recovery Services

Harrington has one of the most comprehensive recovery services programs in the state. Over the last few years, we have made solid investments in expanding the access to services and providing much-needed treatment for patients across southern Worcester County and northeastern Connecticut.

Patient Information: 508-765-2725

Services

We provide a full range of outpatient services for substance use disorder and addiction, including:

  • Customized initial diagnostic evaluations and treatment recommendations
  • Patient Navigator Program (see below)
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Couples and family therapy
  • Co-occurring Disorders (mental issues coupled with substance abuse)
  • Intensive Outpatient Services (Download our brochure here).
  • Suboxone Treatment Program (see below)

To see one of our substance abuse professionals, simply call 508-765-2725. Services are available in all languages and we have several convenient locations.

En Espanol

Suboxone Program

The Suboxone Program within Harrington Recovery Services is an opioid addiction treatment program that offers a combination of opioid replacement medication combined with comprehensive addiction treatment.

Upon admission to the Suboxone Program, every client will have a comprehensive initial assessment to identify the individual needs of each client. Upon admission to the program, each client will participate in addiction group therapy. Along with group therapy, clients will have the option to be involved in individual, couples and family therapy.

 

Patient Navigator Program
Members of the Harrington Patient Navigator Team.

Our Patient Navigator Program was put into place in 2015, following a multi-level transformative action plan. The program is funded by the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission and is aimed at expanding access to behavioral health services by removing barriers to care.

The program’s goal is to break the cycle of repeat patient visits in the Emergency Room by promoting continuity of care and establishing stability in the community. The now eight-member team has achieved two years of success, having integrated support services into the care plan of hundreds of individuals in the community.

The process begins when a social worker is alerted during the patient’s medical evaluation. They complete a clinical assessment, create an individualized care plan and assign a navigator to work with the patient. The plan often includes home visits and addresses issues like access to food or shelter, outpatient programs, recovery services, doctor’s appointments, long-term community supports, employment assistance and transportation.

The rapport established between the navigator and the patient is a key dynamic to the program’s success.

24-Hour Psychiatric Emergency Services:
(877) 750-3127

Partial Hospitalization Program

Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a safe, structured, psychiatric outpatient treatment program.

PHP is a step below inpatient hospitalization but offers a higher level of care than in traditional outpatient services. Many clients are referred to the PHP who have completed an inpatient stay and need a structured program for continued crisis stabilization or additional skill building to integrate back into their community. The PHP team closely monitors the patient’s mental status and designs individualized treatment plans and crisis intervention strategies.

About the Program

PHP provides the coping skills and thinking processes necessary to help the patient not only manage their current situation but learn proactive strategies to prevent future crises from occurring.

The PHP offers a multidisciplinary treatment through incorporating group interactions, social settings, individual counseling, and family interactions. With the help of licensed doctors, nurses, clinicians, and social workers, there is constant communication to discuss the patient’s progress. All our providers help to create a customized treatment program for each patient’s needs. The plan often includes family members, spouses, or close friends.

Most individuals in the PHP will remain in this level of care for five to 20 days. After completion of the PHP, clients will be referred to outpatient services for continued care and maintenance programs.

Program Components

  • Aftercare Planning
  • Case management
  • Family meetings
  • Individual Therapy
  • Psychiatric assessment/ongoing medication management
  • Psycho-educational groups, including dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), mindfulness and coping skills.

Please click here for accepted insurances for the PHP Program.

Referrals

To make a referral please complete the form below and fax it, along with documents noted on the form, to 508-765-2197.

View our Primary Mental Health (Southbridge) Referral Form Guide here.
View the Co-Occurring Disorders (Webster) Referral Guide here.

Our Locations:

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
Primary Mental Health 

29 Pine Street
Southbridge, MA
Ph: 508-765-2248
Fax: 508-765-2197

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
Co-Occurring Disorders 

340 Thompson Road
Webster, MA
Ph: 508-949-8905
Fax: 508-943-2605

Parents Apart

Young worried marriage making a decision about divorce

Our Parents Apart class is designed to assist parents and their children during the difficult process of divorce.  The course is a two-part class, held from 5:00-7:30 p.m. You must attend both classes.

The state of Massachusetts dictates both spouses cannot attend sessions at the same time.

Space is limited: pre-registration is required.

Upcoming Sessions – 2017:

  • September 27 and October 4
  • November 9 and 16

Class Location:

Harrington Outpatient Behavioral Health
61 Pine Street Conference Room, Southbridge MA

Download the Registration Form.

For questions: 508-765-9167 x2843

Co-Occurring Disorders Unit (CDU)

Too often, those with mental health problems turn to self-medication to alleviate their symptoms. Although this may provide temporary relief for some, it usually makes mental health problems more severe and difficult to treat. In addition, those individuals with untreated mental illnesses are more likely to relapse into substance abuse.

The Co-Occurring Disorders Unit (CDU) at Harrington is dedicated to the treatment of each individual’s needs in a proactive, supportive and therapeutic environment.

The goal of our program is to improve our clients’ emotional, behavioral, social and physical well-being. We look forward to working with our clients in their recovery.

What does Co-Occurring Disorder Mean?

Co-occurring is the term used when an individual has both a mental illness and a substance abuse problem. Co-occurring disorder may range from mild depression because of binge drinking, to bipolar disorder becoming more severe as a result of an opioid addiction (nami.org).

Click to watch: Worcester News Tonight talks about the new CDU (December 12, 2016)

About Our Program

The inpatient Harrington CDU provides treatment for those individuals with mental health issues that are compounded by substance use. Psychiatric and substance use disorders will be treated by a combination of both medication and therapy.

Substance abuse treatment includes both detox services and medication-assisted management of opioid addiction. Recovery services will be provided in a safe structured environment.
Our clients with opioid addictions may be either detoxed or started on Suboxone (buprenorphine) to help prevent relapse from opioids
obtained on the street.

The average stay for our clients is seven to ten days. After discharge, the client will be referred to Harrington outpatient services, including our Partial Hospitalization Program, for the continuation of treatment.

Program Components Include:

• Psychiatric assessments
• Medication management
• Psycho-educational groups
• Addiction educational groups
• Individual treatment by addiction counselors
• Family meetings
• Case management
• Aftercare planning

Examples of Groups Topics:

• Coping skills
• Occupational therapy
• Sensory therapy
• Relapse prevention strategies
• Introduction to the 12 Steps
• Exercise group
• Pet therapy
• Spirituality
• AA /NA meetings

Location

Harrington Recovery Services at Webster
340 Thompson Road
Webster, MA
Ph: 508-640-2986
Fax: 508-943-2605

CARE Program
Harrington and the Southbridge Police Department announced a new program to offer help and services to those with substance use disorders.

In June 2016, Harrington and the Southbridge Police Department launched the CARE program.

Read more: Southbridge Police Announces CARE Program
Read more: Southbridge Opts for Care Instead of Arrests

Community Assistance Recovery for Everyone (CARE) is a positive and collaborative effort that offers help to those with a substance abuse disorder.

We are dedicated to providing assistance to those who want help, but aren’t sure where to turn next. We want our program to be a resource for all community members, but it’s important to note the individual cannot be forced into treatment and must seek services on their own.

Anyone living in the Southbridge-area community can go to the Southbridge Police Department (day or night) and request help for their substance use disorder. A call is then placed to Harrington’s PES team, and support staff arrives to evaluate the individual’s condition and connect them to services on the spot.

For more information, contact:

Harrington Recovery Services:
508-765-2725

Harrington Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES)
508-765-3035

Southbridge Police Department:
508-764-5420

Behavioral Health (Mental Health and Substance Use)

Harrington’s Behavioral Health Department helps find the right treatment for individuals of all ages.

We approach mental health disorders and addiction therapy through multidisciplinary programs with a focus on the whole person – a complete continuum of care.

See: Our Behavioral Health Model

Patient Information Line: 508-765-9167

Outpatient Services: Mental Health

In any given year, 1 in 4 adults will experience a mental health condition. Our caring and dedicated staff of therapists, clinicians and psychiatrists are here to help. We provide care school-aged children through seniors.

Our clinicians are trained in the latest therapies to help adult patients deal with anxiety, depression, panic disorders, trauma and other cognitive behavioral issues.

Our child and family and school-based services provide clinical counseling and therapy for children under the age of 18.  Our child and adolescent team offers a range of treatment approaches, including play therapy, art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and family treatment.

Services are available in English and Spanish. We accept most forms of insurance, and payment arrangements are available.

Outpatient Services: Recovery 

The opioid epidemic has been on a steady rise over the past several years. The number of heroin users, for instance, spiked 230 percent from 404,000 users in 2002 to 948,000 in 2016, according to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

At Harrington Recovery Services, we’re here to help you make the first step and guide you on a path to success. Our programs include intensive outpatient therapy, Partial Hospitalization Program, diagnostic evaluations, day and evening individual and group therapy, DUI classes, family addiction support group, Suboxone program and psychiatric medication management.

Inpatient Services

In Southbridge, our 14-bed adult psychiatric unit provides expert diagnosis and treatment with a team of experienced and compassionate clinicians, nurses, social workers and counselors. We will also connect you with occupational and other therapists as needed.

Webster’s Co-Occurring Disorders unit is a 16-bed adult unit that treats mental health and substance use disorders simultaneously. We work in conjunction with our Partial Hospitalization Program and other step-down models of care to transition the patient back to day-to-day activities.


Patient Information Line: 508-765-9167

Locations

Southbridge, MA:
29 Pine Street
139 South Street (Newly-renovated Child & Family Services: Coming 2018)

Dudley, MA:
161 W. Main Street

Webster, MA:
340 Thompson Road

Charlton, MA:
10 N. Main Street

Putnam, CT: Coming 2018!


Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES)

We offer 24-hour psychiatric emergency services (PES) for adults and children in our community through a collaborative effort with Riverside Community Care.

All calls for crisis intervention will be processed through triage in our Southbridge or Webster Emergency Department.

Also, our Mobile Crisis team can visit you at home, at school, or in the office for crisis intervention, as needed. The goal of our PES program is to ensure that patients receive immediate medical and psychiatric attention.

View our brochures here:
Adult | Pediatric

To request crisis-intervention services, please call the Harrington/Riverside Crisis Team at 508-765-3035.

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