Spero Health Continues Expansion Bringing Addiction Treatment Services to Henderson

BRENTWOOD, Tenn.--()--Kentucky ranked third among states with the highest increase of drug overdose deaths during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic according to new federal data. Responding directly to this urgent need, Spero Health, a national leader in providing care for individuals struggling with substance use disorders, announced it will open a new clinic in Henderson. The new clinic located at 1997 Barret Court, will open on Friday, May 7th, and will offer a combination of in-person and telehealth visits. Spero Health has a growing network of over 50 clinics throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and Indiana, providing care for more than 9,000 patients. Individuals who need addiction treatment services are encouraged to walk-in for help or call: 270-458-1956 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Spero Health accepts KY Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans.

As drug overdose deaths in Kentucky continue to increase, Spero Health remains committed to bringing lifesaving treatment to areas most in need with continued plans to expand rapidly throughout 2021. Speaking about the timing of the new clinic openings, Spero Health’s CEO, Steve Priest said, “Over 450,000 Americans have died from drug overdose in the last 20 years and our nation’s most vulnerable are at an increased risk of relapse or death due to substance abuse. In 2020 we saw the highest number of overdose deaths recorded in a single year at 87,000 deaths. These alarming numbers have spiked because people feel uncertainty and instability. They’ve suffered job loss and are experiencing higher levels of anxiety and depression causing many to turn to drugs and alcohol to ease the stress. Families and friends of loved ones have turned to us as these devastating numbers of people dying from overdose continue to grow. We feel a sense of urgency for communities to have access to life-saving addiction treatment options, and we are working very hard to make that happen in as many places as possible.”

Going into more detail about services, Senior VP of Clinical Services for Spero Health, David Hayden said, “As you have seen by the latest numbers, addiction affects people of all ages, genders, races and backgrounds. Recovery is possible for everyone. Spero Health’s goal is to engage patients where they are in their journey and personalize the program to meet their specific needs so they can stabilize allowing for interventions to support sustained recovery efforts. Because it can be a matter of life and death, we want to make it as easy as we can for those that need addiction treatment services to have immediate access to a treatment team that consist of doctors, counselors and recovery specialists, close to home. It is also important that we create avenues in which we connect with those that need help by providing innovative ways to deliver comprehensive services. Virtual appointments are one way we do this, which gives people the opportunity to keep close connections with their counselors and physicians’ on-line and over the phone, making it easy to get help from essentially anywhere they are.”

About Spero Health

Spero Health, Inc., is an integrated healthcare services organization specializing in local and affordable outpatient care for individuals suffering from substance use disorders with a mission to “Save Lives, Instill Hope, and Restore Relationships.” Spero Health utilizes an innovative evidence-based integrated care model that combines both physical and behavioral healthcare services under one roof to treat the whole patient. This integrated care model combines physician services (including medication-assisted treatment), behavioral health counseling, recovery support services, medication management and patient and family education. Its community-based approach to treatment allows patients to continue working and caring for their families as they overcome addiction.

Based in Nashville, Tenn. and privately held by Heritage Group, Health Velocity Capital, South Central, Inc. and Frist Cressey Ventures, Spero Health operates over 50 outpatient clinics located throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia and Tennessee. Providing care for more than 9,000 patients, Spero is one of the largest office-based opioid treatment providers in the country and is in-network with Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans.

For more information about Spero Health, please visit www.sperohealth.com.

Contacts

Ginger Jackson
Spero Health
ginger.jackson@sperohealth.com
(859) 209-2296

Contacts

Ginger Jackson
Spero Health
ginger.jackson@sperohealth.com
(859) 209-2296