The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) awarded $24 million in capital funding to Helio Health to expand addiction treatment capacity in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions. In addition, the Binghamton Evaluation Center will receive more than $13 million to add 50 new stabilization and rehabilitation beds, and the Rochester Evaluation Center for Medically Supervised Withdrawal and Stabilization Services is receiving nearly $11 million to relocate to a new building and add 13 beds.
The Phase II expansion of Helio Health’s Binghamton Evaluation Center will add 50 new stabilization and rehabilitation beds. This is in addition to the existing 50 medically supervised withdrawal and inpatient rehabilitation beds and will allow the facility to offer comprehensive addiction care to individuals in the Southern Tier region. Contract funding for this project began in July 2020.
Helio Health is also receiving $11 million in capital funding to relocate and expand its Rochester Evaluation Center for Medically Supervised Withdrawal and Stabilization Services. The current 40-bed location at 1350 University Avenue in Rochester will move to a new location at 1850 Brighton Henrietta Townline Road. When completed, this newly renovated facility, will accommodate up to 53 residential treatment beds and provide adults with comprehensive addiction services.
OASAS oversees the state’s Substance Use Disorder systems of care with approximately 1,700 prevention, treatment and recovery programs serving over 680,000 individuals per year. This includes the direct operation of 12 addiction treatment centers that provide inpatient and residential services to approximately 8,000 individuals per year. OASAS is the designated state agency responsible for the coordination of state-federal relations in the area of addiction services
This was reported by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports on November 19, 2020.
Contact information: Edison Alban, Director, Office of Addiction Services and Supports, 1450 Western Avenue, Albany, New York 12203-3526; 518-457-8299; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: https://oasas.ny.gov