In February 2017, we launched a Substance Use Recovery Clinic at University of Minnesota Physicians Broadway Family Medicine Clinic in North Minneapolis.
We provide comprehensive, personalized care to patients dealing with addiction, substance use, and/or chronic pain.
Family physician Bob Levy, MD, who specializes in addiction medicine, answers questions about our recovery services.
What addictions/substance use disorders do you treat?
We treat all substance use disorders. The most common involve alcohol, opioid, and methamphetamine use.
What recovery services do you provide?
- Comprehensive addiction evaluations and ongoing care recommendations
- Medication-assisted treatment, including Suboxone, Vivitrol, and Naltrexone
- Treatment of substance abuse during pregnancy
- Outpatient detox
Of note: We do not currently provide Rule 25 Assessments (necessary for individuals seeking public funding for chemical dependency treatment). For information on Rule 25 Assessments in Hennepin County, visit www.hennepin.us/residents/human-services/treatment-chemical-addiction.
What is your approach to treatment of substance use disorders?
We tailor our care plans to each individual patient, treating addiction as a chronic disease with biological, social, and psychological components. To put it simply, our approach is to care for patients comprehensively AND as a whole person–mind, body, and soul.
What services do you provide for people experiencing chronic pain?
Many people living with chronic pain take narcotic pain medication for long periods of time. Over time, these medications can change the brain in ways that closely resemble substance use disorder and may even lead to substance use disorder.
We can help patients with chronic pain differentiate between appropriate use of medications and addiction. We can also help patients stop using narcotics safely.
Who are the providers at the Substance Use Recovery Clinic?
We are staffed by a team of providers, including family physicians and behavioral health providers.
Our team is led by a family physician, who is board certified in addiction medicine with more than six years of experience treating a variety of substance use disorders.
We are also in the process of hiring a licensed alcohol and drug counselor.
Do patients need a referral to schedule an appointment?
While we do take walk-ins, patients are typically referred by their primary care provider OR call the clinic at 612-302-8200 to make an appointment.
What ages do you treat for recovery services?
We can take patients of any age, but our services are tailored to ages 16 and up.
What are the hours for the Substance Use Recovery Clinic?
We see patients specifically for recovery services on Wednesdays from 1 to 5 pm at University of Minnesota Physicians Broadway Family Medicine Clinic.
Of note: Broadway Family Medicine Clinic is a family medicine clinic, open Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, and sees patients of ALL ages for ALL healthcare concerns. Same-day appointments are available.
Does health insurance cover substance use recovery services?
Most health insurance plans cover the treatment options that we offer patients.
If insurance does not cover our services, we will work with patients to find resources which are affordable.
Do you partner with any inpatient treatment programs?
We have informal relationships with several renown programs in Minnesota:
How can someone schedule an appointment?
Call the clinic at 612-302-8200, and/or visit us at 1020 West Broadway Avenue in North Minneapolis.