Local clinic receives grant money for treatments

Posted at 2:10 PM, Mar 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-14 16:25:49-04

Terry Reilly Health Services has been selected to receive $352,083 in federal funding to expand their ability to provide substance abuse services.

The announcement comes only days after Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell revealed that Idaho was to be awarded $1,002,083 to support health centers that specialize in opioid addiction treatment.

“This grant will allow us identify patients with substance use disorder and treat the related health consequences associated with these at risk behaviors” said Heidi Traylor, Terry Reilly’s Chief Executive Officer.

The funding will go to patients who are in need of medication assisted treatment at the Boise location and expanded behavioral health service integration at the Nampa clinic.

According to the clinic, Terry Reilly’s Boise Clinic saw 64 patients diagnosed with opioid addiction and 20 patients who were in remission from an opioid addiction.

All 64 are uninsured and had no access to the treatment they need to move to remission.

“We anticipate serving at least 30 uninsured patients at our Boise Clinic each year, who have a diagnosed opioid addiction. Additionally, we will be able to expand behavioral health service integration to our primary care practice in Nampa which serves 10,000+ individuals a year” said Traylor.