NORTHAMPTON, MA – In September of 2015, CleanSlate Addiction Treatment Centers expanded operations to the state of Pennsylvania with the opening of a new center at 189 E Market Street in Wilkes-Barre. Prior to beginning operations in PA, CleanSlate partnered with Geisinger Health Plan – a primary insurance provider within the region – in order to enhance accessibility to quality treatment for Northeastern and Central PA residents that are struggling with addiction. As part of the initial expansion into the state, and in an effort to further serve PA residents struggling with addiction, a new, second center has now opened in Scranton, PA. The center is located at 1020 W. Lackawanna Avenue.

CleanSlate’s physician-led practices utilize buprenorphine (Suboxone) and naltrexone (Vivitrol) in order to ensure a successful treatment process for patients. Their medication-assisted treatment program has gained CleanSlate widespread recognition for their innovation and effectiveness. CleanSlate is the recipient of the Science and Service Award for Office-Based Opioid Treatment Programs by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), a federal agency. Anyone seeking addiction treatment can call CleanSlate at 413-341-1787 to set up an appointment.

“CleanSlate has been a tremendous partner in the care of our members,” said Dr. Perry Meadows, Medical Director of Government Programs at Geisinger Health Plan. “Their model for Medication-Assisted Treatment is state-of-the-art and evidence-based. Utilizing the latest clinical guidelines for the treatment of opiate addiction, they work with community providers, including behavioral health, to care for the member as a whole, not just focusing on the treatment of the substance abuse issue. We look forward to a long relationship with CleanSlate as we strive to improve the health and quality of life of our members.”

“Everyone at CleanSlate is proud to be continuing our relationship with Geisinger Health Plan,” says Joan Erwin, Senior Vice President of Operations at CleanSlate. “CleanSlate’s presence in Pennsylvania promises high quality care for patients in an area that has experienced a shortage of opioid addiction treatment resources. Our new center in Scranton will allow us to further increase access to high quality, evidence-based addiction treatment for those in need.”

About CleanSlate Centers

CleanSlate Centers was founded in 2009 in response to the growing opioid epidemic facing the country. A multi-state network of outpatient addiction treatment centers, CleanSlate provides medication-assisted treatment and related therapies for patients who have addiction and associated disorders using the highest quality, evidence-based practices.

CleanSlate’s proven program of individualized care gives patients the tools and support they need to achieve long-term success. In recognition of their innovation and effectiveness, CleanSlate’s treatment programs received the Science and Service Award for Office-based Opioid Treatment by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA.)

In 2014 CleanSlate partnered with Apple Tree Partners, a growth equity fund, to help expand efforts geographically and increase access to care in underserved communities with demonstrated need.

About Geisinger Health Plan

 Geisinger Health Plan, begun in 1985, is headquartered in Danville, Pennsylvania. GHP is the #1 ranked commercial and Medicare health plans in Pennsylvania. Nationally, GHP is ranked #12 among commercial health plans and #10 among Medicare health plans according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2014-2015. The plan serves more than 510,000 members in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maine, New Jersey and West Virginia. Coverage is available for businesses of all sizes, individuals and families, Medicare beneficiaries and Children’s Health Insurance Program and medical assistance recipients. For more information, please visit TheHealthPlan.com.

Contact For Geisinger Health Plan:

Amy Bowen
albowen@thehealthplan.com
570-271-8135