Philadelphia Department of Public Health Alert on the Closure of Suboxone Practices

Last Updated: Mar 3, 2021

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) recently sent out an alert that a large buprenorphine-providing practice abruptly closed its clinics, including two in Philadelphia, leaving hundreds of patients without a care plan or handoff to a new provider. PDPH said that it is alerting hospitals, clinics, and drug treatment programs that they may encounter an influx of these patients, and that providers are encouraged to connect these patients to long-term treatment, via a warm handoff if possible.

Learn more in PDPH’s March 1 alert.

You can also get more information in the Governor’s press release here.

For patients who have been prescribed buprenorphine (suboxone) and have lost access to care, help is available. The Pa. Department of Health Patient Advocacy Program can help patients with next steps.

Contact Information:

Pa. Department of Health Patient Advocacy Program
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Phone: (844) 377- 7367, option 3
Email: ra-dh-advocacy@pa.gov
Website

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