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1040 Liggett Ave.
Reading, PA, 19611
Mon–Fri: 8 AM – 6 PM
430 N. 2nd Street
Reading, PA, 19601
Mon–Fri: 8 AM – 4 PM
838 Penn St.
Reading, PA, 19602
Mon-Thurs: 8 AM – 9 PM
Friday: 8 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 1 PM
1110 Rockland Street
Reading, PA, 19604
Mon–Fri: 8 AM – 6 PM
BCHC offers Medication Assisted Treatment Services for Alcohol Dependence, Opioid Dependence, Nicotine Dependence, and Other Substance Use Disorders. To discuss your needs, or to schedule an appointment for MAT Services, please call our direct phone line for MAT at 484-721-6696 for English, or 484-516-5732 for Spanish.
Berks Community Health Center (BCHC) provides personalized recommendations for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), which is outpatient treatment for substance use problems. MAT Services are available at the Penn Street, Rockland Street and Liggett Avenue health center locations.
Utilizing harm reduction and holistic models, we provide person-centered services along the road to recovery from substance use disorders. While abstinence is the long- term goal, we recognize that addiction is a lifelong relapsing condition and each patient’s treatment will be individualized.
MAT patients also establish a relationship with their primary care physician at BCHC and have access to all healthcare services we offer, further supporting their recovery goals. Our bilingual (English-Spanish) medical interpreter staff is on-site and translation services are available in all other languages by phone. BCHC offers a sliding fee discount program that ensures inability to pay is never a barrier to receiving the care you need.
For more information about the MAT program, read below:
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Substance Use Disorders
What to Expect
Addiction is a compulsive need for and use of a habit forming substance (such as opioid, heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by symptoms upon withdrawal. Substance is known by the user to be harmful however persistent compulsive need to use is uncontrollable.
Medication assisted treatment involves using prescribed medications to treat drug, alcohol and nicotine dependence, thereby assisting the patient to remain drug, alcohol, and nicotine free.
Substance use disorder occurs when an individual is repeatedly unable to carry out major obligations at work, school, or home due to the use of the substance. When an individual wants to cut down or quit but is not able to do so, is taking the substance for longer than intended, continues to use despite persistent or recurring social or interpersonal problems caused or made worse by use of substance. Additional information about substance use disorders can be found at: https://www.samsha.gov.disorders.substance-use
For more information about BCHC’s MAT Program, or to discuss referring a patient, family member or friend to the program, please call us at 484-721-6696 (English) or 484-516-5732 (Spanish).