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Faster Paths to Treatment

Faster Paths to Treatment, is BMC’s substance use disorder urgent care center. It is a judgment-free home for people suffering with addiction. Staff members help individuals overcome their addiction by rapidly evaluating, motivating, and referring patients with substance use disorders to a network of care including inpatient and outpatient detox, treatment, and aftercare services.

Individuals who come to Faster Paths to seek help receive:

  • Referral to addiction treatment
  • Assessment for medication assisted treatment including prescriptions for induction and stabilization on buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) and naltrexone pills or injection (Vivitrol) for blocking cravings
  • Opioid overdose education including Naloxone (Narcan) rescue kits
  • Follow-up from a licensed alcohol and drug counselor
  • Access to BMC case management, which can help with overcoming common barriers to health including transportation and acquiring a Massachusetts Identification Card
  • Access to a BMC primary care doctor
  • Access to community-based support services from the recovery specialists with Boston Public Health Commission’s PAATHS (Providing Access to Addiction Treatment Hope & Support)


Phone: 617.414.4580

Walk-in Hours are available

Faster Paths
BMC Yawkey Center
850 Harrison Ave., 1st Floor Faster Paths Office
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

After hours, please visit Project ASSERT Office

FBMC Dowling Building (enter through Yawkey Center)
771 Albany St., Ground Floor, Rm. G301
Project ASSERT Office
Monday - Friday, 4:30 p.m. to midnight & Saturday - Sunday 8:00 a.m. to midnight