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Spero Health Opens 2nd Indiana Location in Jeffersonville

February 6, 2019

BRENTWOOD, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 6, 2019--Spero Health, a CARF-accredited organization and leader in outpatient addiction treatment, has announced the expansion of its integrated care recovery and medical services with the launch of the company’s 22nd clinic. The Jeffersonville Spero Health Clinic located at 1820 East 10th Street in Jeffersonville, Ind. opened February 4th to start seeing new patients. Dr. Philip D. Hill has joined the organization as the lead physician at this clinic. He has a long history of providing treatment for substance use disorders in the area, and shares Spero’s philosophy of an integrated approach to treatment of this patient population.

Spero Health’s mission is to “Save Lives, Instill Hope and Restore Relationships.” Its integrated approach uniquely combines both physical and behavioral healthcare services under one roof to treat the whole patient. This approach incorporates physician office visits, behavioral health counseling, recovery support services and patient and family education. Spero Health provides local and affordable care for more than 5,300 fellow human beings throughout Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. Opening a 2nd clinic in Indiana is in line with the continued goal to help communities that have been hit hard by the opioid epidemic.

“The numbers of individuals who die as a result of suffering from substance use disorders every year continues to worsen, and it is critical that our communities have access to local, high-quality care,” said Steve Priest, CEO. “Our team is not only focused on saving lives, but also on helping strengthen the communities that we serve. It is our desire to be an active member of the local healthcare community and a partner in the fight against this deadly disease.”

In the last decade more than 650,000 people have died from a drug overdose. Additionally, 70% of the more than 70,000 drug-overdose deaths in 2017 involved an opioid, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

“Substance use disorders are treatable but there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution, which is why Spero Health considers each unique patient need when developing treatment plans,” said David Hayden, LCADC, VP of Clinical Services. “Our approach is designed to provide rapid access to care and allow individuals to remain in their communities throughout treatment so they can continue working and caring for their families, which ultimately enhances their quality of life.”

Spero Health participates with Indiana Medicaid and is currently accepting new patients from select commercial insurance plans. “We look forward to being a community healthcare partner in Jeffersonville so that individuals and their families have a place to turn for help, for hope and for healing,” said Priest.

The Jeffersonville location currently has several job openings. Spero Health is seeking qualified counselors, social workers and physicians for the new location. Applicants can view a list of job openings at https://sperohealth.com/careers/.

For more information about Spero Health, please visit www.sperohealth.com.

About Spero Health

Spero Health, Inc., is an integrated healthcare services organization specializing in local and affordable outpatient care for individuals suffering from substance use disorders with a mission to “Save Lives, Instill Hope, and Restore Relationships.” Spero Health utilizes an innovative evidenced-based integrated care model that combines both physical and behavioral healthcare services under one roof to treat the whole patient. This integrated care model combines physician services (including medication-assisted treatment), behavioral health counseling, recovery support services, medication management and patient and family education. Its community-based approach to treatment allows patients to continue working and caring for their families as they overcome addiction.

Based in Nashville, Tenn. and privately held by Heritage Group, Health Velocity Capital, South Central, Inc. and Frist Cressey Ventures, Spero Health operates 22 freestanding outpatient clinics located throughout Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. Providing care for more than 5,300 patients each month, Spero is one of the largest office-based opioid treatment providers in the country and is in network with Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans.

For more information about Spero Health, please visit www.sperohealth.com.

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CONTACT: Ginger Jackson

Spero Health

ginger.jackson@sperohealth.com

(859) 209-2296

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDIANA TENNESSEE

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH MENTAL HEALTH GENERAL HEALTH MANAGED CARE

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