In 2017, the Reading Hospital was designated as an Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence (OUD COE) by the State of Pennsylvania. 45 OUD COE’s were created across the State of Pennsylvania to combat the Opioid epidemic.
The Reading Hospital OUD COE is a Medical Assistance funded program. We provide care coordination to patients both inside and outside of the Tower Health Network. Our basic criteria include:
- the patient have a diagnosed Opioid Use Disorder
- be age 18 or older
- be willing to take part in services
- need help arranging medical care and social services
The Reading Hospital OUD COE’s goal is to assist individuals with an opioid use disorder in coordinating their care. Arranging care with multiple providers in different locations, can be difficult and frustrating at times. We assist patients in finding Opioid treatment, medical care, and referral to social service providers.
We support patients in their choice of recovery pathways whether it is:
- 12-step programs
- Medication Assisted Treatment
- Inpatient treatment services
- or a combination of these services
We recognize that not all programs fit all patients’ needs. The OUD COE believes patient care should be arranged in a way that supports their success. We make patient referrals based on needs, wants, location, language, insurance and comfort.
If you would like more information about Medication Assisted Treatment visit, Addiction Medicine.
If you are suffering with a physical pain issue and would like information, please visit Pain Management.
If you need immediate assistance in finding treatment today, please go to the Emergency Department at Reading Hospital and request Warm Hand Off Services, which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.