AKRON, Ohio, November 15, 2019 – Summa Health announced the launch of FindLocalTreatment.com (FLT) in its emergency rooms to connect patients to local substance use treatment programs that have capacity. Through the program, anyone who enters a Summa Health emergency room and screens positive for a substance use disorder can be connected to a treatment provider in real time.
FLT, available through FLT Medical, is a publicly accessible website that helps anyone find addiction treatment through providers who are vetted for quality before being allowed on the site. Once listed on the website, providers update their availability every day. This means that individuals can accurately filter treatment options based on insurance coverage, real-time availability, substance type, and more.
“A comprehensive continuum of care is not possible without integration between addiction treatment providers in the community and a hospital system like Summa Health,” said Jaimie McKinnon, vice president of Summa Health’s Behavioral Health services. “By using FindLocalTreatment.com within our emergency rooms, our physicians can bridge the gap between those who need treatment with treatment availability in under 30 seconds.”
The ability to find treatment in real-time is crucial for Summa Health as it continues to lead the way in removing barriers to treatment and developing a comprehensive continuum of care. Additional information is available at www.findlocaltreatment.com.
Summa Health is one of the largest integrated healthcare delivery systems in Ohio. Encompassing a network of hospitals, community health centers, a health plan, a physician-hospital organization, a multi-specialty physician organization, research and the Summa Health Foundation, we are nationally renowned for excellence in patient care and for exceptional approaches to healthcare delivery. Summa’s clinical services are consistently recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (Magnet status), Thomson Reuters and The Leapfrog Group. For more information, visit summahealth.org or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/summahealth and Twitter, twitter.com/summahealth.
Media Contact: Mike Bernstein