Novant Health Launches Outpatient Substance Abuse Program In Matthews

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Novant Health Psychiatric Recovery and Counseling, Novant Health’s first substance abuse intensive outpatient program in the Charlotte area, is open to adults ages 18 years and older who are seeking treatment for alcohol and drug abuse. This new outpatient program gives individuals the flexibility to live at home, allowing participation in work, school, and other personal obligations while undergoing drug or alcohol rehabilitation.

The program, led by therapist Patsy Shinn, LCSW, LCAS, is located at 1401 Matthews Township Parkway, Suite 320, in Matthews. Services are offered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. These services are covered by Medicaid and most health insurance providers. Affordable plans are available for self-pay patients.

“Patsy is a solution-oriented, team-focused and innovative therapist who cares about her patients and their families,” said Judy Moore, senior director of behavioral health services. “With the combination of her qualifications and the emphasis she puts on personal care, her patients are in excellent hands.”
Following the initial assessment, qualified participants will receive services primarily through group therapy but will also meet with Shinn individually for enhanced care supporting their goals. Groups are small to ensure a patient-centered environment.

In contrast to inpatient rehabilitation programs, outpatient recovery gives patients the opportunity to apply what they learn in treatment to their real life and start making changes immediately. Using evidenced-based treatment approaches, the program also supports engagement in a 12-step program recognizing this as a resource benefiting the individuals’ chances of sustaining long-term recovery.
“My goal with each person is to instill hope,” said Shinn. “I love seeing people realize that a better life is possible and this program will provide a safe, nonjudgmental place to start the journey.”
To schedule an appointment that includes an assessment, call 704-316-9064.

About Novant Health
Novant Health is an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to communities in Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. Named in 2016 by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the nation’s 150 best places to work in healthcare, Novant Health network consists of more than 1,500 physicians and over 26,000 employees that provide care at over 470 locations, including 14 medical centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the health system serves more than 4.4 million patients annually and in 2016 provided more than $725.5 million in community benefit, including charity care and services. Diversity MBA has recognized the organization as one of the 50 best places for women and managers of diverse background to work and SK&A ranks Novant Health among the top 25 integrated health systems in the nation. In 2017, Hospitals & Health Networks magazine’s also recognized Novant Health as one of the country’s “Most Wired Hospitals.” Novant Health provides care in Virginia under the joint operating company, Novant Health UVA Health System.

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