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Warm Hand-Off Program

All patients presenting with opioid use disorder or any substance use disorder can access this program, including patients of doctors’ offices, clinics, Urgent Care Centers and the Abington – Jefferson Health Hospital Emergency Departments, as well as hospital inpatients.

What is the Warm Hand-Off Program?

The 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 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

Where are patients referred?

If you or the patient are located near Abington Hospital or in Eastern Montgomery County, you will be referred here. (See below for information about obtaining help from other locations.)

  • Montgomery County Recovery Center of Excellence
    25 E. Marshall Street, Norristown, PA 19401
    484-681-5278 and fax 484-684-7581
  • Montgomery County Mobile Crisis
    1-855-634-HOPE (4673)

A team of licensed, certified and experienced professionals work together to help provide access to the services needed to support recovery for those suffering from opioid use disorders. Mobile Crisis can also assist with a mental health crisis, suicide attempt or if you are unsure.

How do I refer people located near Abington Hospital and its service area?

To refer someone, call 484-681-5278
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
If someone presents after hours, please call the Abington Crisis Clinician (215-481-2525). Montgomery County Recovery Center 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.

If you or the patient are located near Lansdale Hospital and the North Penn area, you will be referred here.
Penn Foundation, Behavioral Health Services
807 Lawn Avenue, Sellersville, PA 18960
267-905-2145

Montgomery County Mobile Crisis
1-855-634-HOPE (4673)

A team of licensed, certified and experienced professionals works together to help provide access to the services needed to support recovery for those suffering from opioid use disorders. Mobile Crisis can also assist with a mental health crisis, suicide attempt or if you are unsure.

How do I refer people located in the Abington – Lansdale Hospital service area?

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