Emergency Opioid Bridge Clinic
Fax referrals to: 315-464-6985
Hours of Operation: Monday and Tuesday 8 AM to 4 PM.
Providers: Dr. Ross Sullivan, Dr. Rishana Cohen, Kelley Serens, NP
Location: Upstate Health Care Center (UHCC) 90 Presidential Plaza 2nd Floor
Appointments: By referral only.
The Upstate Emergency Opioid Bridge Clinic is an innovative Emergency Medicine approach to aiding the fight against opioid use disorder. Patients arriving to the Emergency Department are evaluated, treated for withdrawal and referred, within three to five days, to the Bridge Clinic for further treatment. Any care provider can refer patients to the clinic, and patients can self-refer by calling the above phone number.
The Clinic provides patients with short-term treatment to manage their opioid use disorder until they get into a rehab program or find a community provider for longer-term treatment. In addition to prescriptions, the clinic uses peer support specialists who are themselves in recovery and who serve as a resource for individuals and families.