BRENTWOOD, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spero Health, a national leader who has helped more than 25,000 patients on their journey to stable recovery from addiction, announced today it will open a new clinic in Columbus, OH. Located at 4300 Clime Road, Suite 130, they will begin seeing patients on Friday, October 22nd, offering a combination of in-person and telehealth visits. Responding to the growing demand for local, affordable, and comprehensive addiction treatment services, Spero Health has over 60 clinics throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and Indiana and is in network with Ohio Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans to ensure cost is not a barrier to those seeking help. Individuals who need addiction treatment services are encouraged to walk-in for help or call: 614-363-4489 for more information or to schedule an immediate appointment.
Dr. Hannah Hays, board-certified in Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology, board-eligible in Addiction Medicine, and holds academic appointments in various professional organizations, will be the lead physician at the Columbus Spero Health clinic. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience through education, teaching and leadership roles and currently serves as the Associate Medical Director of the Central Ohio Poison Center. “Spero Health is changing the landscape of addiction treatment by providing high-quality, innovative care close to home for patients suffering from substance use disorders. We know that this past year hasn’t been easy, and that many in our local community are struggling right now. 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.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug overdose deaths reached record high levels in 2020 when more than 93,000 people lost their lives. Franklin County, home to metro Columbus saw a 75% increase in overdose related deaths during the height of the pandemic. Overdose deaths in Ohio and the United States set a record in 2020, and unintentional drug overdose is now one of the leading causes of injury death surpassing motor vehicle crashes. According to RecoveryOhio, the state experienced a 24% increase in unintentional drug overdose deaths in 2020.
The Columbus opening is in response to an immediate need within the community for individuals to have local access to addiction treatment services close to home. “We’ve continued to see overdose death rates steadily increase across the country. The pandemic fueled the drug epidemic. Initially people felt fearful and vulnerable with loss of social supports; that coupled with cheap access to deadly drugs, our communities were dealt a devastating blow causing many to lose their lives. Our communities need local resources and it’s our job to ensure individuals have quick access to lifesaving addiction treatment services, now more than ever, it’s simply a matter of life and death,” said Steve Priest, CEO of Spero Health.
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 60 outpatient clinics located throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia and Tennessee. Spero Health is a national leader who has helped more than 25,000 patients on their journey to stable recovery from addiction and is in-network with Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans.
For more information about Spero Health, please visit www.sperohealth.com.