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Penn Foundation to Provide Entirety of Warm Hand-Off Program

All patients presenting with opioid use disorder or any substance use disorder can access the Warm Hand-Off Program, including patients of doctors’ offices, clinics, Urgent Care Centers, the Abington – Jefferson Health Hospital Emergency Departments and hospital inpatients. As of July 1, 2019, all patients served through the Warm Hand-Off Program will be referred to Penn Foundation.

What is the Warm Hand-Off Program?

This program was developed in response to the growing opioid abuse epidemic. When a person with an opioid use disorder presents with a need for treatment, call us. We provide a warm hand-off certified recovery specialist (CRS) and refer to the appropriate provider after meeting with the patient.

Who does the Warm Hand-Off Program serve?

• Men or women over age 18, with an opioid use disorder who live in Montgomery County
• Anyone needing information about and help accessing Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) such as Buprenorphine or Vivitrol to prevent symptoms of detox
• Anyone needing recovery support and guidance

What is Penn Foundation?

Patients are referred to Penn Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides innovative services to address the substance use disorder and mental health treatment needs of the community. In 2016, Penn Foundation was named an Opioid Treatment Center of Excellence, as a treatment facility that offers personalized attention and treatment. Drug and alcohol services at Penn Foundation include inpatient detox, inpatient rehab, outpatient options, family help, resources and prevention, along with access to resources for medical and psychiatric problems sometimes associated with addiction. For more information, please visit Penn Foundation’s website.

How do I refer someone?

All patients will be referred to Penn Foundation; the address is as follows:

Penn Foundation, Behavioral Health Services
807 Lawn Avenue, Sellersville, PA 18960
Phone: 267-905-2145
Email: rchelp@pennfoundation.org

To refer someone during business hours (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m), call 267-905-2145, Rapid Access Line, Penn Foundation.

If someone presents after hours, staff will take information for triage at 8 a.m. the next business day.

To refer someone after hours: 24/7 adults, children, families – 1-855-634-HOPE (4673).
In collaboration with the Montgomery County Office of Drug and Alcohol, Department of Health and Human Services.

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