Primary Care Services
Patient Education Materials
Stuyvesant Square Chemical Dependency Program
The Primary Medical Practice at MMTP, which provides the highest quality health care to our patients and their families, includes health maintenance, disease prevention and illness management. Our physicians and physician assistants work with other members of Beth Israel Medical Centerís comprehensive health care network to provide you access to state-of-the-art diagnostic and specialty services.
Health maintenance involves not only maintaining patients' methadone
treatment, but their overall physical and mental health. Caring for
a patientís overall health is facilitated through the primary care services
available at our clinics (25th Street and 125th Street clinics in Manhattan)
and through Beth Israelís extensive network of specialty clinics based
Ambulatory Care Center (PACC) and at the hospitalís Petrie
Division on 16th Street. Between our MMTP clinics and the two main
hospital sites, Beth Israel offers nearly every conceivable specialty
from allergy to orthopedics. Since weíre all part of BIMC, we can share
information and truly coordinate the care that our patients receive
within our health system.
Disease prevention is a major concern for patients
within our system. Being the largest methadone maintenance program in
NYC, we have the capability to immunize many of our patients for Hepatitis
A and Hepatitis B. Additionally, the MMTP staff refers and treats patients
with Hepatitis C, and routinely tests all patients for HIV and provides
applicable referrals to the Peter
The Illness Management Program is a comprehensive step-by-step approach to helping patients gain the appropriate skills in managing their illness. The staff at MMTP imparts these skills through motivational strategies, cognitive behavioral strategies and educational strategies, thereby reducing relapses and hospitalizations for patients.
The program includes weekly sessions where the patient is educated
about personal strategies for coping with mental illness, chronic
medical problems and moving forward in their lives. Individual treatment
plans are devised to help the individual develop and implement the
appropriate plans and our staff works continuously with patients to
help manage their treatment.