LACONIA, NH – LRGHealthcare recently hosted a public forum to discuss its participation in “Doorway – NH,” the state’s initiative to assist those seeking help with substance use disorder. Before a crowd of almost 200 people, LRGHealthcare shared that it has been selected as one of nine recipients of a two year grant through the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) as part of this initiative.
The Doorways will serve as the “hub” in a “hub and spoke” model, working with local providers (“spokes”) to implement regional approaches to the opioid crisis. The window of opportunity for someone who decides they want help is often very small, so any delay could cause them to change their mind. The Doorway will help these individuals keep that window open by getting them in contact with a recovery coach immediately.
The Doorway at Lakes Region General Hospital will have a recovery coach on site Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm. Any person seeking help for him or herself, or a loved one, can just walk through the front door at LRGH and ask for “the Doorway.” The recovery coach will then be paged to meet with him or her right away. After assessing his or her individual situation, the recovery coach will help establish the best next step for this person to get treatment.
Any of the nine statewide Doorways can be accessed by calling 2-1-1 at any time. During normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5pm, you will be connected directly to the Doorway nearest you. During these same hours, you may also reach the Doorway at LRGHealthcare directly by calling 603.934.8905. For those seeking help after hours, the state has enlisted the services of Dartmouth-Hitchcock to handle after hours and weekend coverage of these services through 2-1-1.
LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.
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