The nation's opioid epidemic disrupts individuals, families and entire communities. The epidemic demands a coordinated response with significant, sustainable funding consistent with other public health crises.

Public Health Management Corporation's research, advocacy and treatment is grounded in science and the understanding that the disorder is a chronic, medical condition from which recovery and wellness are possible. All individuals deserve dignity, respect and compassion in an environment that rejects stigma and misconception.

  • Download our Guiding Principles to Address Opioid Use Disorder. (PDF)
  • Read our public health perspective on opioid addiction in Independence Blue Cross Foundation's Journal of Change.

Worried about someone using opioids? Download this resource card and find help today. For immediate treatment and information, contact PHMC's Centre of Excellence for Opioids: 215.309.6500. (PDF)

Treatment

PHMC provides high-quality, evidence-based programs and services to improve the social determinants of health that impact the well-being of our communities.

Our Center of Excellence is a model of coordinated care offered through a patient centered medical home to help individuals access a variety of services to support recovery. The Center of Excellence operates in three of PHMC's health Center's in Philadelphia: PHMC Care Clinic, Mary Howard Health Center for the Homeless, and Rising Sun Health Center.

Access the Center of Excellence treatment programs and other health center information through our Health Network website.

Patients are also referred to other levels of care within PHMC's network of programs and to external resources.

Our inpatient, outpatient and residential programs offer comprehensive, therapeutic, holistic and culturally sensitive approaches that focus treatment on the emotional, physical, and spiritual effects of recovery from substance use and co-occurring disorders. Our programs incorporate individual and group therapy, evidence-based treatment, trauma informed care and patient-centered conversations about medication choices.

Pathways to Recovery
Partial Hospital

CHANCES
Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient

Interim House Inc.
Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Halfway House, Short-Term and Long-Term Residential

Interim House West
Short-Term and Long-Term Residential

The Bridge
Adolescent Program - Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient Residential

  • Access information about these programs and others through our behavioral health services.
  • Referring partners, download our referral guide here. (PDF)

Other Programs / Resources

Forensics Division
PHMC's Integrated Health Services Forensics Division includes various programs for persons involved with the criminal justice system in need of substance use treatment and other behavioral health services. Learn more.

Health Promotion Council
A PHMC subsidiary that addresses chronic disease prevention and management through direct service, capacity building and policy- and systems change initiative. Learn more.

  • Download our full program directory here. (PDF)

Research

PHMC's Research & Evaluation Group offers a broad range of services related to health services research, evaluation and assessment. The program areas and population groups we study reflect a broad-based public health interest and perspective including our division of substance use and addiction. Learn more.

Taking Action and Advocacy

PA Opioid Prevention Project
PHMC launched the PA Opioid Prevention Project campaign to educate youth, parents and employers on opioid use disorder, linking them to preventive strategies, resources and actionable steps. Funded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, this statewide multimedia campaign aims to prevent opioid misuse among youth, ages 14-18. Access the website here.

Narcan Training
PHMC hosted one of Philadelphia's largest Narcan® trainings at its annual employee meeting at the end of 2018. More than 500 PHMC employees and staff learned protocols for administering Narcan, the prescription medication that temporarily reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. More trainings are being planned for staff and the community. Learn more here.