PUYALLUP, Wash. (PRWEB) May 10, 2021
Ideal Option, a national leader in evidence-based treatment for addiction to opioids, alcohol, meth, and other substances, has opened its first clinic in Pierce County. The new clinic, located at 2802 S Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98373, will provide physician-led, outpatient medication-assisted treatment (MAT).
With the surge in substance use and overdose rates during the pandemic, the opening of the new clinic comes at a time of great need. As reported by the Washington State Department of Health, “Overdose deaths accelerated in 2020, increasing by 38% in the first half of 2020 compared to the first half of 2019. Most of that increase came from deaths involving fentanyl, a very strong opioid.”
Pierce County’s rate of overdose fatalities is even higher than the Washington state rate, and 78% of the 9,278 Medicaid patients in Pierce County with opioid use disorder (OUD) are not receiving treatment, according to the Washington State Health Authority.
“We have seen more than 500 hundred patients in our south King County locations who have traveled from the Puyallup area, and that number is only going to increase as the pandemic winds down,” stated Tim Kilgallon CEO of Ideal Option. “Opening a location in Puyallup will make it much easier for our patients who live in Pierce County to stay in recovery and help many more patients start their recovery journey.”
The Ideal Option clinic is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and is located at 2802 S Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98373. Ideal Option has no waitlists and accepts all forms of insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare. Patients can make an appointment by calling 1.877.522.1275 or visiting http://www.idealoption.com.
About Ideal Option
Headquartered in Kennewick, Washington, Ideal Option was founded in 2012 and has since helped nearly 45,000 patients through a network of 65 office-based medication-assisted treatment (MAT) clinics across 10 states. With a mission to serve under-served communities, Ideal Option accepts all forms of insurance including Medicaid and Medicare and financial assistance and payment plans are available.
Ideal Option's team of medical providers carry certifications in Addiction and Emergency Medicine, Internal, OB/GYN, and Family Medicine, among other specialties. The company also employs social workers, caseworkers, counselors, and mental health practitioners. This holistic approach helps drive positive outcomes, including family stability, stable housing, improved overall health, and reduced rates of recidivism.
In all the communities it serves, Ideal Option collaborates with existing stakeholders and providers to improve the continuum of care. This approach includes partnerships with emergency rooms and county jail systems, where individuals with substance use disorder often appear, as well as collaborating with numerous support agencies and municipal programs addressing social needs such as housing, mental health, and nutrition support.