About the SSTAR Triage Center
The Triage Center at SSTAR is a new service created in response to recommendations of the Governor’s Working Group to combat the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts. The goals are to improve immediate access to opioid and other substance use disorder treatment services, to reduce unnecessary use of emergency care system, and to reduce health disparities among those with substance use disorders.
SSTAR’s Triage Center team is available seven days a week at least ten hours a day to help addicts and their loved ones navigate the treatment system. The interdisciplinary treatment team provides walk-in medical triage, addiction assessment, and linkage to inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment. The addicted person will be evaluated for safety and treatment needs, and then linked to the best treatment options for them. Family members will be offered support and education that will help them to better care for themselves and be a more effective source of support for the recovery of their loved one. Overdose prevention strategies such as public education and increased access to Naloxone will also help reduce incidence of overdose fatality in our communities. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 10 PM, and 9 AM to 6 PM on weekends.
To learn more about SSTAR please visit www.sstar.org.